There's a few albums that I bought, not long after I got my first CD player, after hearing a single or seeing a video on MTv, The Box or even VH1.
Dog Eat Dog, All Boro Kings ('special edition'). The CD stood out as the case was a matte green with print on it, rather than transparent with an insert. The video for 'No fronts' seemed kinda cool with the skating and the things and people having a good time. The version on the album I bought was different, and I didn't care much for any of the other tracks, and nor can I remember them
BONUS ANECDOTE my friend Brendan asked me to put it onto a tape for him (which I did, obv) and the other side of the tape had the Foo Fighters album on it, which I knew nothing about at all. That first listen blew me away at the time (so I copied that onto another tape that I could keep). Oh, and periodically I'd stop the recording I was making for Brendan and plug the stereo into my Amiga to record the Say program reading out rude things I'd typed about him. LOL MAD BANTZ.
Soul Asylum, Grave Dancers Union. There was that sad song with about the runaway train and the haunting video interspersed with the pictures of missing people that was on TV a lot. I can't remember much else about this album.
Spin Doctors, Pocket Full of Kryptonite. There was that fun song about the Two Princes and something about your mother being a pyjama. I can't remember much else about this album.
Presidents of the USA. There were those two fun songs about peaches and lump, but the rest seemed a bit annoying, something about a stupid cat and a dune buggy and I can't remember much else about this album. Oh wait, the insert had picture of the band in face paint pulling silly faces.
Mr Chonks wrote:
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory is better than Definitely Maybe. Be Here Now was the death knell of Britpop it was so bad.
I didn't mind bits of Be Here Now. I think the albums that came after it were far worse, although there were one or two catchy singles. I at least remember some bits of Be Here Now.