1990s

Janes Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual

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señores y señoras nosotros tenemos más influencia con sus hijos que tu tiene pero los queremos… creado y regado de Los Angeles Juana’s Adicción! And there it begins, the second full studio album from Los Angeles act Jane’s Addiction broke out into a riotous start after that spoken intro into the track ‘Stop!‘ Formed around…

Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation

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Second studio album from The Prodigy, Music For The Jilted Generation saw them taking their rave blueprint and getting the beats in. Ahead of their genre busting Fat Of The Land smasher which followed, the ground work is definitely put down on this one. Released in 1994 Liam Howlett and company banged a bus load…

Propellerheads – Decksandrumsandrockandroll

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It’s big beat elite with The Propellerheads 1998 outing Decksandrumsandrockandroll. The dynamic duo of Will White and Alex Gifford hit the big time with their mix of large beats, knowing nods to pop culture and big guest collaborators like Shirley Bassey and David Arnold on the Bond theme re-jig of  ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.…

Fugazi – In On The Kill Taker

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‘In On The Kill Taker‘ was the third full length album from Fugazi and was released in June 1993. Formed around the Washington DC area from the remnants of punk hardcore pioneers Minor Threat, Ian MacKaye, Guy Picciotto, Joe Lally and Brendan Canty were already a name band at this time. Famed for their political…

Ice T – Original Gangster

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Oh yeah, I’m back motherfucker, Ice-T, 1991 fool, Told you, you should’ve killed me last year! And so it begins, kind of an apology from me, at Hand Drawn Album Covers for being quiet over the last few months. What can I say, It’s been Winter, and what a way to welcome you back with…

Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over the Sea

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Folk Pop of the lo-fi variety doesn’t come much greater than this lot’s second album from 1998. Neutral Milk Hotel released ‘In The Aeroplane Over the Sea‘ to initial mixed reviews. The indie press loved it, with Pitchfork lauding much praise, but the more mainstream world didn’t really know what to make of Jeff Mangum…

Tom Waits – Mule Variations

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Mr Tom Waits steps right up with his 1999 album Mule Variations. It was his twelfth studio album and his first on the Anti label and was widely regarded as a classic on release, taking the organised chaos of Bone Machine mixed with his unique takes on backwood blues, hints of beatnik-ness and masterful songwriting.…

Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

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Norman Cook’s second full length under the Fatboy Slim guise, released in 1998, ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’ was preceeded by the single ‘The Rockafeller Skank‘ and the album also featured the smash ‘Praise You‘ featuring the famous Spike Jonze video. The Ex-Housemartin has had numerous projects and alter egos including Pizzaman, Cheeky Boy,…

Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

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Prog beyond it’s alternative rock roots, Chicago outfit Smashing Pumpkins were at the top of their game with this, their second album, released in 1993, Siamese Dream. Still consisting of James Iha, D’Arcy, Jimmy Chamberlain and Billy Corgan the band built on their debut Gish album with this swirling epic, eyes on the prize and…

Beck – Odelay

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Devils Haircut,  The New Pollution,  Jack-Ass and Where It’s At are just four of the tracks on this landmark album, released from Beck Hansen, way back in1996. Odelay was a massive commercial success as an album, topping many an end of year poll and scooping critical and fan adoration across the board. Expertly blending indie,…