20 Years Ago: Porno For Pyros Release Their Ethereal Second Album ‘Good God’s Urge’
Inspired by the scenic Zuma Beach where Perry Farrell and Porno For Pyros recorded it, their atmospheric second album still sounds ocean-sized.
25 Years Ago: Smashing Pumpkins Debut With ‘Gish’
Smashing Pumpkins didn't rocket to stardom with their 1991 debut, but 'Gish' set an elaborate (and psychedelic) stage for Corgan and Co. to explore.
40 Years Ago: David Bowie Reinvents Compilation Albums With the Landmark ‘Changesonebowie’
Although plenty of subsequent Bowie collections are far more comprehensive, none captured a specific moment in Bowie's evolution better than the first.
Six Years Ago: The Black Keys Rediscover the Blues With Their Mainstream Breakthrough ‘Brothers’
Two years after their trippy 2008 album with Danger Mouse, the Black Keys went back to basics and released their self-produced, blues-fueled breakthrough.
30 Years Ago: Jane’s Addiction Release Their Live Indie Debut
In the midst of the hair metal era, Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Jane's Addiction took to Hollywood's Sunset Strip to record their informal 1987 debut.
24 Years Ago: The Black Crowes Preach the Gospel of the ’70s With ‘Southern Harmony’
Between the radio breakthrough of 'Shake Your Money Maker' and their eventual jam band future, the Black Crowes captured themselves at their most fully realized.
18 Years Ago: Garbage Increase Their Dance Capacity, Fix Bugs With ‘Version 2.0′
Instead of offering up more of the same from their breakthrough debut, Garbage completely overhauled their creative OS for their sophomore album.
20 Years Ago: The Cranberries Release Their Third Album ‘To the Faithful Departed’
By 1996, Dolores O'Riordan and the Irish outfit had become ubiquitous on alternative radio. But their third album signaled the beginning of the end.
22 Years Ago: Blur Release the Britpop Battle Cry ‘Parklife’
Damon Albarn and Blur drew from England's rich musical past to create a witty and poignant postmodern masterpiece that defined the Britpop era.
25 Years Ago: Fishbone Release the Funk-Metal Blueprint, ‘The Reality of My Surroundings’
Fishbone were already underground L.A. legends when they recorded their third album, but their funk-metal masterpiece proved far more influential than successful.