Awards: 22 albums celebrating their 25th anniversary
There are albums that mark and certain pieces on albums that refer to unforgettable moments in life. As 2022 begins, here are 22 albums celebrating their 25th anniversary, straight off the charts of my late teens.
Radiohead’s excellent third album finds its way into all best album lists of all eras. Acclaimed by critics and the public, it touched us as much for the intensity and unique voice of Thom Yorke as for his social position. Chills and returns in time guaranteed listening to Karma Font and of paranoid android.
I had the chance to see this album explode from the front row while I was living in London at the time of its release. The room Bitter Sweet Symphony played everywhere and opened the door to the discovery of a solid and touching album which introduced us to the group on this side of the ocean. Big weakness for the song The Drugs Don’t Work.
The Velvet Rope
Janet Jackson’s sixth album marked a turning point in the career of Michael’s sister and an entire generation with her songs tackling strong topics like depression and sexuality. The lyrics of the song Together Again will come back to you as if by magic, you’ll see!
Time Out Of Mind
Bob Dylan’s thirtieth studio album was produced by Quebecer Daniel Lanois. His sweet pieces, imprinted with sincerity and poetry quickly seduced the public and critics and many music lovers consider this album to be a masterpiece.
Be Here Now
The highly anticipated third album from the popular English rock band did not disappoint early fans. Don’t Go Away remains my favorite track from this album which was the fastest selling in the UK at the time.
We still often listen to this album and this group at home, a quarter of a century after its release. Second album of the English trip hop group, it marked the spirits with its pieces with mysterious atmospheres and
sensual as you wish. Listen Undenied with your better half and you will understand everything.
Dig Your Own Hole
The Chemical Brothers
Block Rockin’ Beat is the song that made me discover – and fall in love with – electronic music. Precursor, inventive and absolutely mind-blowing on stage, the duo has certainly made it possible to democratize electro music with this second album.
As we danced to the play I bring you with wind ! The first album of the same name by the French group Louise Attaque shook the French scene as much as it did in Quebec. Listening to it again today, it’s hard not to make a funny parallel with the music of our Fringants Cowboys.
the school of micro money
Often described as a classic of French rap, this second album by the Marseille group IAM conquered an entire generation in a very short time. It only took two days to go gold and sold over a million copies in France and around the world.
Our Lady Peace
Who didn’t have a weakness for the distinctive voice of the (seductive and intense) Canadian singer Raine Maida? I’ve lost count of the times I’ve seen the band live and even less when my friends and I sang, as if our lives depended on it, the lyrics of Superman’s Dead, Clumsy, 4 Am and Automatic Flowers.
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club
No one could have predicted that this album, intended to revive pre-revolutionary Cuban music, would be so successful. Numerous concerts and even a film followed! At home, we still listen to it when we feel like dancing while cooking.
Impossible not to waddle to the perfect rhythm of the room Around The World (and everything else from the French group Daft Punk’s debut album, in fact!) With this album and their masked and costumed performances, the duo from Paris were at the origin of the electronic music movement called “french touch”.
This fourth studio album by the Canadian singer could represent in itself my year 1997. Building a Mystery, Sweet Surrender, Adia, Angel : these songs haven’t aged a bit and remind us why this album – recorded in Quebec – rose to the top of the charts here and elsewhere and won so many awards.
The Color and The Shape
This second album by the band led by Dave Grohl won many hearts, including those of people who weren’t necessarily fond of hard rock. We all know the melody and the lyrics of the chorus of My hero and excellent play Everlong.
We listened a lot to this first album by the late Quebec group Okoumé. With the parts The sound of origins, don’t tell me that and the moon is crying, the group ranked in the top 10 radio charts.
Men in Black
Soundtrack of the film with Will Smith
If a song can define the success of an album, here is a prime example. With the room Men in Black interpreted by Will Smith, this album found itself for two consecutive weeks at the top of the charts
The ninth studio album of the English group seems to have helped it out of a dark period (departure of Alan Wilder, attempted suicide and overdose of singer Dave Gahan). The room It’s No Good – catchy with its psychedelic sounds – still plays regularly at home.
The strength to understand
This album changed the vision of so many people – including mine – of what rap music and rap music in Quebec could be. What a joy to discover hip-hop pieces delivered in French and spiced up with melodic refrains in English! Songs Weeping Soul and The strength to understand are just as strong 25 years later.
We can say that the room Song 2 alone created a revolution! She played everywhere and allowed the group to reinvent the codes of British pop. We all remember the strong emotion felt when we heard it for the very first time.
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind
We heard and listened to the play a lot Semi-Charmed Life who was playing literally everywhere. Listening to it again today, it fits – along with the rest of the album – in my box of guilty pleasures that marked the time of my transition to adulthood.
let’s face it
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Same for this ska band album The Mighty Mighty Bosstones whose sales exploded thanks to the song The Impression That I Get.
Come on Over
The Canadian country queen’s third album allowed her to indulge in a more intimate way, including writing lyrics to her songs. It also allowed her to be recognized worldwide, because this album became one of the best-selling albums in history.