Depeche Mode's seventh album was also their first in the 90's. For this one, the band changed their approach to how they an album. That change paid off and it ushered them into the 90's as leaders in the alternative rock movement.
A remarkable album of songs written by Tom Waits, performed by John Hammond, produced by Tom Waits. The result leads to new interpretations of some of Waits' best known songs, and a feat rarely seen in the music industry.
Blur's 3rd album placed them at the forefront of the mid-90's Britpop explosion, but also demonstrated the band's musical depth. It also gave them their first bit of success in the United States, especially with the dancefloor-ready single "Girls & Boys".
This is Polly Jean Harveys third album, and her big breakout success. After dissolving the band she made her first two discs with, Harvey set forth to explore new directions in music.
Many call this a groundbreaking album, as it experimented with rapid electronic beats long before the word "techno" was ever thought up as a music genre. It was also tremendously successful commercially, generating three hits that were eased into popularity thanks to the newly assembled MTV.
John Lee Hooker was already a legend before the making of this album. Produced by Van Morrison and Los Lobos, it features new songs a few classic remakes, further cementing his legendary status.
James Brown and his 16-piece band did a week-long stint at Harlem's Apollo Theater late in 1962. This live recording was financed completely by Brown, and he went against his record label's wishes to make it in the first place.
This soundtrack contains music by Toots and the Maytalls, Desmond Dekker and Jimmy Cliff (who is also the star of the film).
Short, Sharp, Shocked has a folky sound with a bit of country-tinged production and a collection of personal songs inspired by her youth. The album received great reviews upon its release. Its biggest hit was the song "Anchorage", a letter from a friend, set to music.
Little Plastic Castle was Ani Difranco's 8th studio album and her most commercially successful release. Tune in to hear the story behind the album and the unique artist who is considered one of the most powerful independent artists in the music world.