Our album reviews explore the deepest niches of 90’s rock music with the people who lived it, heard it and loved it
Out latest visit to the world of underappreciated and overlooked power pop is the 1997 album Wonderful Life by The Tories
On their fifth album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, the Manic Street Preachers process death and depression with radio friendly sheen
Turbonegro were at the forefront of the late 90s Scandanvian underground rock movement, we check out their 1998 album Apocalypse Dudes
How do you measure a band that is equal parts Massive Attack, the Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Dream Theater and Slowdive?
With Henry Rollins producing, The Mark Of Cain channel the post-hardcore riffage of Helmet and Quicksand on 1995's Ill At Ease
The band expands upon Vaughan’s blues template and mildly dips its toes in more pop and radio friendly territory.
In 1993 Living Colour released an album filled songs of alienation, social commentary and heavy themes that still resonate today.
Though known for their bouncy pop single Lovefool, words like moody and introspective better represent their overall sound.
Known for the hit “Stay”, her 1997 release under her own name has some made for radio pop singles as well as more intimate material.
A mixture of early rock ‘n roll riffs mixed with Ramones energy, Monkees goofiness, and wrapped in a Misfits-style horror punk sound
The album shifts between rhythm driven “Hindi Pop” and jarring, dissonant indie guitar rock.
Whether you call them punk, post-punk, post-hardcore or emo, HWM forges a unique path on 1997′s Forever and Counting.
Some may have discovered Benson thanks to his team-up with Jack White in The Raconteurs.
Into Another bring the riffs, the big vocals and locked-in rhythm section on 1995′s Seemless.
Attempting to fill the hole left by Weiland’s drug problems in 1996, the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz recruit Dave Coutts.
Save Ferris don’t break the mold, but they do add a few extra layers.
Though only a three-piece, they pile on a wide range of non-traditional instrumentation to create a unique, swirling sound.
Sandwiched between 80s metal and 90s alternative, Mind Funk occupy the same limbo space as Mother Love Bone and Saigon Kick.
With her first solo outing, Tanya Donelly attempts to balance her indie-rock past with a radio-friendly approach.
Harvey Danger being tagged as a “one-hit wonder” can be both a blessing and a curse.
Why didn't this band with a catchy pop-punk-flavored single in the heyday of mainstream punk make it past the first single?
The third solo release after Dave departed Van Halen with lineup changes, producer changes and a changing musical landscape.
It’s a headphone album of sprawling proportions one moment and cacophony worthy of a stadium the next.
They can tow the line between indulgent Rufus Wainwright-style balladry and Ben Folds-esque pop, remaining radio friendly.
An eclectic soundtrack from the Batman & Robin movie starring George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, and Alicia Silverstone.
Although she scored a minor hit with "Better Than Nothing" and was part of the fertile 90s Boston music scene , Jen Trynin is an anomaly.
Cheap Trick has two self-titled albums. Colin Gawel of Watershed helps us dissect and provide context for the 1997 album.
Australia's Ratcat scored a number one single combining the disparate sounds of 60s surf and 80s new wave on Blind Love.
Dual vocals, fuzzy guitars and an urgent rhythm section give Violetine a little something extra on Small Speaker Joyland.
Jason Bieler of Saigon Kick started over in the late 90s with Super TransAtlantic, combining Pumpkins bombast with punky power-pop
As with all tributes, artists stay close to the original version while others radically reinterpret, and that’s the case with Twisted Willie
28 Days combines pop punk and rap rock on Upstyledown for a familiar yet divisive sound.
Underground legends cut down in their prime, we explore the final Brainiac album from 1996.
Butch Walker transitioned from 80s glam rock to 90s pop punk with mixed results.