Cannonball (1993) by The Breeders: A beautifully crafted and characteristically grungy 14-minute piece of art

I recall walking into my favourite record store and seeing this cool-looking yellow digiback in the alternative/grunge section with a furry, red helmet as the main subject. I had never heard of the band before, The Breeders, let alone their single, “Cannonball”. […]

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Yes, Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters debut album (1995) is a weird grunge history masterpiece

Foo Fighters is the self-title debut album by Dave Grohl’s post-Nirvana band and was released on July 4, 1995 through Mr Grohl’s own label, Roswell Records. Dave Grohl wrote all songs by himself and recorded the whole album within one week. Again, playing all instruments himself, with just a few exceptions. […]

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Everclear – Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude (2000)

I’m sitting here on a train crossing rural Switzerland for a couple of hours and just pushed play on Everclear’s 2000 album release Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude. The album was released on November 21, 2000, only a few months after its prequel. It was recorded in the legendary Sunset Sound studios, produced by Everclear’s Art Alexakis, and the songs are apparently vaguely based around Art’s second divorce. […]

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