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Displaying a sonic bravado that shamed many of their peers, The Clash decided to reach for the stars with their third album. The coolest bands have always resembled a mythical last gang in town. So it was with Dexys Midnight Runners. Making it might not have been a joy, the dictatorial demands of band leader Kevin Rowland forcing most of the band to quit after its release, but for listeners it was an unforgettable experience. Melding dance and rock has never been the easiest of exercises.
However, on their second album, New Order finally cracked it. Their home town of Manchester has certainly never been the same since. Listened to today their imaginative debut album — a mix of post-punk, new wave, funk and hip hop friendly dance-led grooves — sounds thrilling, back then it seemed to fall between the gaps.
Unearthed by crate diggers a decade ago, it was one of the most influential records of the early noughties. A shame it only took 20 years. Music is rarely this fun, or poignant. A magical combination. Double albums are, by their very nature, unapologetic contradictory affairs. What they can deliver, however, is lurid invention; a space in which an artist can fully express their vaulting ambition. No other album came close to capturing the late Eighties maelstrom.
Hip hop began as a means of getting people to dance at block parties. A decade after its inception, however, and thanks to the incendiary Public Enemy it sounded like the angriest music ever made.
Their debut album, Yo! The production is a dense wall of sound, the lyrics righteous and taut. A revolutionary album in every sense. The likes of Sigur Ros, Portishead and Radiohead have all paid testament to its gauzy, trance-like versatility.
An acknowledged influence on Nirvana, it combined underground credibility with hooks-a-plenty. After the furore that surrounded their debut album, Licensed To Ill , it was tempting to dismiss the Beastie Boys as attention-seeking brats.
Arriving after the first flush of acid house, it was a uniquely British take on what was hitherto ostensibly black American music — hip hop, rare groove, soul, funk and the like.
Although lumped in with the rather insular shoegazing scene, My Bloody Valentine were always a purposefully singular outfit.
A compelling fusion of naked noise, distortion and feedback with moments of vivid, almost transcendent, beauty, it was a testament to the vision of leader Kevin Shields. Whether or not it nearly bankrupted their label, Creation, matters little now: Loveless may have been a commercial failure, but in terms of the canon of popular music, it is nigh on untouchable.
If the sine qua non of cool is being beholden to no one, than Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, is one of the coolest musicians extant. This, his first album, is one of the most inventive records ever. Displaying a composer-like mastery of his sonics, James melded techno, acid, ambient and electronica to create something that sounded utterly new. Its influence is still being felt today, 20 years after its release. And then Orbital released their second self-titled album.
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