#tbt Pavement / Wowee Zowee (1995)
I have to say, I had a hard time choosing a Pavement record to do this throwback column on. I initially wanted to go with the compilation record Westing by Musket and Sextant, but being that it is technically not a real Pavement full length release, I opted to go with Wowee Zowee, which might be their strongest and most popular album.
#tbt The Charlatans UK / The Charlatans (1995)
The self titled album from The Charlatans was their fourth effort and last record they released before the death of their original keyboardist Rob Collins. This record really shows how much of a key player Rob Collins was in the band, as most of the songs prominently feature leading riffs on the Hammond, Wurlizter, D6, clavinet, and piano.
#tbt Sleater Kinney / Call The Doctor (1996)
Before Savages, before Haim, before Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, there was Sleater Kinney. Rock critics in the 90’s pinned them as pioneers of the “Riot Grrl” movement, probably due to their simultaneously inspiring and melting of faces with roaring guitars riffs, pounding drums, and screeching vocals.
#tbt Massive Attack / Mezzanine (1998)
Following the departure of Tricky, Massive Attack released “Mezzanine”, which quickly became the band’s best selling album. I totally remember because Massive Attack was already super hip at that point, and when this record came out it pretty much sealed the whole fucking deal.