Post by The Thorne on Sept 22, 2018 18:27:51 GMT 1
356 Kenickie – Get In!
Second album from them and they have moved away from the punk pop of their debut into shimmering proper pop and electronica especially on the brilliant 'Alone Again Or' inspired 'I Would Fix You'. The album was a bit of a disappointment chart wise only reaching #32 and this single was not the top 10 it deserved to be.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 22, 2018 18:30:11 GMT 1
355 The Milltown Brothers - Slinky
Pretty much regarded as one hit wonders, their Brit Pop sound was maybe a few years to early but at least they made once classic single. The rest of the album is very good as well if pretty much standard indie by numbers. The album reached #27 in the UK.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 22, 2018 18:32:53 GMT 1
354 Echobelly - Lustra
Now we have the difficult and much delayed third album, like many late 90s Brit Pop albums, it had gone to a darker place but the scene and fans had moved on and it only manged to reach #47 in the UK. It is an album really worth visiting as it still sounds great now, not as dated as maybe some of their early hits.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 22, 2018 18:36:05 GMT 1
353 Jewel - Pieces Of You
Bit of a break from all this Brit Pop and Indie, a new singer songwriter in the Tori Amos mould, if more wholesome, was dominating US radio. She seemed to be a VH1 artist and not get much play on UK radio so the album flopped here but I love it. It reached #4 in the US and #82 in the UK.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 22, 2018 18:39:32 GMT 1
352 Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Well we are certainly getting some variation here just as they top Daz retro chart in 1991, their 2nd album makes my list, let of course bu the shocking and gripping lead single 'Closer'. Much heavier than their debut and closer to bands like Ministry but still with beats aplenty. It reached #2 in the Us and #9 in the UK. I forgot how good 'March Of The Pigs' was???
Post by The Thorne on Sept 22, 2018 18:43:53 GMT 1
351 Dinosaur Jnr - Without A Sound
Probably Dinosaur Jnrs most mainstream album led my their most commercial song yet 'Feel The Pain'. It is probably the album I have listened to most. It was also their biggest hit album reaching #44 in the US and #24 in the UK.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 23, 2018 18:27:40 GMT 1
350 Therapy? - Troublegum
Second album from the Irish Alt rock band and much more accessible than their debut and also another band that were certainly ahead of their time. This album had quite a few anthems and reached #5 in the UK and has one million copies worldwide.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 23, 2018 18:35:44 GMT 1
349 The Orb - UF Orb
Another 2nd album, which is maybe not as outthere and interesting as their debut album but still a great album to put on at a certain time of the night and very much the soundtrack of 90s Glastonbury, especially the epic 'Blue Room'. I didn't remember this but it was actually a UK number one album.
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Post by The Thorne on Sept 23, 2018 18:40:06 GMT 1
348 Hurricane #1 – Hurricane # 1
Another spin off band this time formed by Andy Bell of Ride which continues the sound of 'Carnival Of Light' but with more of an Oasis sound, which of course Andy Bell would join after this. This album reached #11 in the UK and sold only 100000 copies.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 23, 2018 18:43:03 GMT 1
347 Inspiral Carpets - Devil Hopping
Fourth album from Inspiral carpets with more of what you expect really and sum very fain singles including possibly the signature tune 'Saturn 5' and the brilliant Mark E Smith collaboration ' I Want You'. It reached #10 in the UK.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 28, 2018 14:35:32 GMT 1
346 Charlatans - Up To Our Hips
Third album from The Charlatans not one I have much reason to revisit but it has some good songs on it although with four singles released none made the top 20. The album was their 2nd top 10 though reaching #8 and went silver.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 28, 2018 14:42:52 GMT 1
345 Luscious Jackson - Natural Ingredients
I said they would have another album, this was their debut album which was as groundbreaking as anything but The Beastie Boys or Beck at the time and another contender for an ahead over their time act plenty hip hop,funk,ethic sounds and pop in ways that are totally part of the mainstream now and every much the sound that M.I.A would make such an impact with ten years later. Some of the tracks even sound like Red Hot Chili Peppers such a clever album. The album reached #114, I would like to feature lead single 'Here' but its Throwing Muses meets Big Beat sound, which wasn't even a thing yet, really isn't typical. So I might do two songs.
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Post by The Thorne on Sept 28, 2018 14:48:34 GMT 1
344 Alias - Alias
A new AOR band in 1990 might seem a bit crazy but this band had just enjoyed a US chart topper with their previous incarnation Sheriff and with additional members from the older version of Heart, they were keen to capitalise on this, sp they make an album full of FM rock AOR bangers. Starting with the massive power ballad 'More Than Words can Say'. In a weird coincidence this album also reached #114 in the US.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 28, 2018 14:56:55 GMT 1
343 Soulwax - Much Against Everyone's Advice
Now much more famous as a dance act and producers, The Belgian band Soulwax started as alternative rock band with catchy choruses which gained them lots of play on MTV2, in spirit of bands like Feeder or Stereophonics. The embryo of what they were to become was found on track 'Too Many Djs' if you play it back now, you can hear the twitchiness in the production which became their future trademark. But it wont be until 2004 with the track 'NY Excuse' you knew a change was on the cards.
Their rock sound was also a little before their time as well as this track has The Hives all over it!!.
Post by The Thorne on Sept 28, 2018 15:06:17 GMT 1
341 Def Leppard - Adrenalize
I was a big Def Leppard fan but I really struggled with the lead track on this album , it really was a bit to much Beavis & Butthead but did have a very groundbreaking computer animated video which took what Dire Straits did further by adding proper 3D morphing effects. But over time I have grown to love this album, it has loads of great songs, it was a US and UK number one.