The Verve – Forth
It took eleven years for the members of The Verve to set aside their differences and put out a follow up to 1997’s outstanding Urban Hymns. If you love the former album, the sequel Forth will probably get you off even more. These albums make up a pair of beautiful musical twins that rank as two of the best rock albums ever.
Tracks you must hear: Love Is Noise, Valium Skies and Appalachian Springs
Big Blue Ball
Since day one Peter Gabriel has challenged the standard notion of what a rock album is. Big Blue Ball is a collaboration that sounds a lot like a lost Peter Gabriel album. Every time Gabriel and his friends get together to challenge the rock establishment, it is always in a different way. What is most striking about this project is that it has been fermenting since 1991 and still sounds fresh.