By evoking disco and queer dance culture, Janet Jackson subverted her grief over AIDS deaths by turning it into pop joy on The Velvet Rope 25 years ago.
Modern life is rubbish and the world might really be ending but as Gorillaz’ “Dirty Harry” says, all we want to do is dance at the End of the World Party.
Beautifulgarbage saw Garbage laid bare in a new way that has since given them more room in which to maneuver their invigorating moodiness.
Sneaker Pimps producers Chris Corner and Liam Howe return with the slow-paced Squaring the Circle that plays it safer than their talents warrant.
Stigma’s Too Long is a seven-track vortex of sinister filter sweeps, bleary-eyed synths, and detonating rhythms. As his music gets darker and weirder, it gets better and better.
Twenty-two years after their iconic debut Wide Angle, pioneering British electronic band and revered film composers Hybrid return with the stunning Black Halo.
Arguably Garbage’s most political record, No Gods No Masters is simultaneously novel and familiar. It’s a stark reflection of the recent overwhelming angst.
Morcheeba’s Blackest Blue is fresh and stunning, the songs some of the most vital and innovative in the outfit’s 25 years. The LP is sophisticated and elegant but gritty, like funky, bluesy Deco.
Tricky's Fall to Pieces gives the impression of an artist struggling to sustain his vision, leaning on his collaborators to make up for the lack of it. Like on the last two albums, Tricky sounds too restrained here.