No 498: The Stone Roses, 'The Stone Roses': The Stone Roses seem to have whizzed past me in the wake of the 80s jumping to the 90s - what a jem of an album that is definitive of the Nineties Brit Pop era. (4 stars)

500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Seminal British band The Stone Roses released their self titled debut album in The cover features artwork by band member John Squire, who was largely responsible for the band’s visual identity.

Doolittle, The Pixies - Kurt Cobain himself acknowledged the Pixies' influence on the soft/loud dynamic that powered "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Doolittle is a mix of the band's earlier hardcore storms, Black Francis' self-described "stream of unconsciousness" rants and the strange melodicism that flowered in his Frank Black solo records.

The Pixies-Doolittle. I'd have to say that all pixies albums are equally great to me.

new order - touched by the hand of god.....designed by peter saville

Album cover by the English graphic designer Peter Saville. New order - touched by the hand of god.

The Smashing Pumpkins, 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'

Carátulas de música Frontal de The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. Portada cover Frontal de The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

Pixies

The Pixies-Doolittle. I'd have to say that all pixies albums are equally great to me.

FAC-18 Girls Don't Count - Section 25 1980 Design di Ben Kelly, Peter Saville (© Factory Records)

Section Girls Don’t Count (Single) (July / Factory (UK) / Designed by Peter Saville.

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)

Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy, 1973 Another astonishing Hipgnosis cover (Storm Thorgerson was fired by Led Zep but replaced by employee, Aubree Powell) that may or may not have had anything to do with the album's spectacularly successful music.

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