Ibiza Anthems, Vol. 4
Ibiza Anthems, Vol. 4

Bogdan Raczynski

Ibiza Anthems, Vol. 4

1999

IDM

20 years ago, Aphex Twin's Rephlex label released the first 3 albums by Polish eccentric Bogdan Raczynski, as well as this manic 5-song EP. The title fooled some unsuspecting DJs expecting epic trance, but the blistering noise attacks and chipmunk-on-acid screeching of tracks like "Trance and Burn" and "Death to the Natives" promptly scared them away.

- Paul Simpson

Portishead
Portishead

Portishead

Portishead

September 30, 1997

Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

With their eponymous second album, Portishead made it clear they weren't interested in the crossover success of such fellow travelers as Sneaker Pimps. Darker and more adventurous than their debut, Portishead's claustrophobic menace and impeccable modern-day torch songs becomes more captivating and haunting each time it's played.

- Stephen Thomas Erlewine