• 634 Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking

    634 Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking

    In August 1988 Jane’s Addiction released their major label debut. The album solidified the band as a pioneering force in the alternative music scene of the late 1980s and paved the way for grunge to come. Lets talk Jane’s Addiction, Nothing’s Shocking!

  • 633 Dwight Yoakam – Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room

    633 Dwight Yoakam – Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room

    In June of 1988, Dwight Yoakam released his third studio album. Recorded in Hollywood, the record features Yoakam’s signature blend of traditional country roots with a modern twist. With hits like “I Sang Dixie” and “I Got You,” Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room solidified Yoakam’s place as a standout in the genre. Let’s talk…

  • 632 The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good

    632 The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good

    In April 1988 the Sugarcubes released their debut studio album. This Icelandic alternative rock band recorded the album in Reykjavík, capturing their unique blend of post-punk and avant-garde pop. Featuring the enchanting vocals of lead singer Björk, the album garnered international acclaim for its energetic performances and eclectic sound. Let’s talk Sugarcubes, Life’s Too Good!

  • 631 Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation

    631 Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation

    In the year 18th October 1988, Sonic Youth released their fifth studio album. Recorded in New York City, this experimental rock masterpiece showcases the band’s signature blend of noise and melody, capturing the turbulent spirit of the late 1980s underground music scene. With tracks like “Teen Age Riot” and “Candle,” Sonic Youth pushed the boundaries…

  • 630 Morrissey – Viva Hate

    630 Morrissey – Viva Hate

    In the year on March 14, 1988, Morrissey released his debut solo album. Produced by Stephen Street, this album marked Morrissey’s departure from The Smiths and showcased his distinctive voice and introspective lyrics. Recorded at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, England, the album features hits like “Suedehead” and “Everyday Is Like Sunday.” With its mix…

  • 629 American Music Club – California

    629 American Music Club – California

    In the year, on July 26, 1990, American Music Club released their sixth studio album, California. Produced by Dennis Herring, this record featured a blend of folk-rock and alternative soundscapes that captured the essence of the band’s hometown. Recorded in just over a month, the album showcased singer Mark Eitzel’s introspective lyrics and the band’s…

  • 628 KD Lang – Shadowland

    628 KD Lang – Shadowland

    In the year 1988, on July 8th, KD Lang released her third studio album, Shadowland. Produced by Owen Bradley, this country-infused record showcased Lang’s raw talent and emotional depth. With haunting melodies and captivating lyrics, Shadowland solidified KD Lang as a musical force to be reckoned with. Lets talk KD Lang, Shadowland!

  • 627 Dagmar Krause – Tank Battles

    627 Dagmar Krause – Tank Battles

    Tank Battles is the fourth studio album by German singer Dagmar Krause, released on June 18, 1989. Produced by Tony Marsh, the album features Krause’s haunting vocals accompanied by avant-garde jazz instrumentation, creating a unique and captivating listening experience. With dark and introspective lyrics, Tank Battles explores themes of war, conflict, and emotional turmoil, making…

  • 626 Dinosaur Jr. – Bug

    626 Dinosaur Jr. – Bug

    In October of 1988 Dinosaur Jr. released their 3rd studio album. It would be the last album to feature founding member Lou Barlow (until 2007) who had better things to do with Sebadoh than have his material ignored by J. Mascis. Lets talk Dinosaur Jr. Bug!

  • 625 Metallica – …And Justice for All

    625 Metallica – …And Justice for All

    In August of 1988 Metallica released their fourth studio album. Where can you take thrash metal after Master of Puppets? The band decided tossing prog into the mix was a good starting point. Lets talk Metallica, … And Justice for All!

  • 624 Pixies – Surfer Rosa

    624 Pixies – Surfer Rosa

    In March of 1988 Pixies released their debut album. Engineered by Steve Albini, the album is a watershed moment for all alternative music that would be coming in the not too distant future. It also absolutely rules. Lets talk Pixies, Surfer Rosa!

  • 623 My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything

    623 My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything

    In November of 1988 My Bloody Valentine released their debut studio album. Shoegazing has arrived. Lets talk My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything!

  • 622 Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

    622 Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

    In April of 1988 Tracy Chapman released her debut album. Recorded over eight weeks time in Hollywood CA, is a call to arms to a myriad of social and political issues. Preforming live at Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday tribute rocketed it’s success and made Tracy a household name. Lets talk Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman!

  • 621 Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session

    621 Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session

    In November of 1988 Cowboy Junkies released their 2nd studio album. Recorded live in it’s entirety over one day at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity, using a Betamax video cassette deck and a single microphone. Let’s talk Cowboy Junkies, The Trinity Session!

  • 620 The Go-Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane

    620 The Go-Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane

    In August of 1988 The Go-Betweens released their 6th studio album. Though many in the band hated the pre-production process (and each other), the final results are impeccable; ten delightful pop classics by one of Australia’s finest musical acts. Lets talk The Go-Betweens. 16 Lovers Lane!

  • 619 Happy Mondays – Bummed

    619 Happy Mondays – Bummed

    In November of 1988 Happy Mondays released their second studio album. This is the sound of ecstasy colliding with a very depressed Martin Hannett. Lets talk Happy Mondays, Bummed!

  • 618 R.E.M. – Green

    618 R.E.M. – Green

    In November of 1988 R.E.M released their 6th studio album. Leaving their former label I.R.S in the taillights, the band made their move to the majors and signed to Warner Brothers. Lets talk R.E.M, Green!

  • 617 Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff

    617 Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff

    In October of 1988 Mudhoney released their first major EP. The Seattle sound has officially arrived. Let’s talk Mudhoney, Superfuzz Bigmuff!

  • 616 Living Colour – Vivid

    616 Living Colour – Vivid

    In May of 1988 Living Colour released their debut studio album. It peaked at number six on the Billboard top 200 and would go on to be certified 2x Platinum. Lets talk Living Colour, Vivid!

  • 615 Everything but the Girl – Idlewild

    615 Everything but the Girl – Idlewild

    In February of 1988 Everything but the Girl released their 4th studio album. Tracey Thorn: “I am writing songs, though; lyrics that are more like short stories than pop lyrics. Perhaps they ought to be short stories. They don’t really have choruses. Maybe I’m just not very good at choruses. Ben is experimenting with synths…

  • 614 Fishbone – Truth and Soul

    614 Fishbone – Truth and Soul

    In September of 1988 Fishbone released their 2nd studio album. A record that opens with Curtis Mayfield cover is a BOLD choice that can only go one of two ways; These punk/ska/funk/soul/hard rock/heavy metal maniacs managed to do it right. Let talk Fishbone, Truth and Soul!

  • 613 The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues

    613 The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues

    ing loose the shackles of bombastic rock music, the band decided to merge traditional Irish, Scottish, & Country music with rock n roll this time out. Three years of recording and the results speak for themselves. Thirteen tracks coming in at just under an hour of pure bliss. Lets talk the Waterboys, Fisherman’s Blues!

  • 612 Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man

    612 Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man

    In February of 1988 Leonard Cohen released his 8th studio album. Gone are the days of our troubadour poet and his classical acoustic guitar, replaced by the world weary man who’s seen too much, expects the worst, but laughs despite it all… with some really choice keyboards. Lets talk Leonard Cohen, I’m Your Man!

  • 611 The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God

    611 The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God

    In January of 1988 The Pogues released their 3rd studio album. The album was released hot on the heels of their chart topping Christmas single, Fairytale of New York, and received much deserved critical acclaim. Lets talk The Pogues, If I Should Fall From Grace With God!