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Essential Albums Turning 25 Years Old in 2022

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It’s hard to believe these classics are now entering their 25th year! Each has cemented its status as required listening for lovers of classic albums, with generation-defining songs and legendary 90s angst distilled to its most potent form. Here are a few albums from 1997 that have earned their reputation.

Daft Punk - ‘Homework’

Daft Punk - ‘Homework’

The debut of French electronic duo Daft Punk set the course for 21st-century musical modernism, revolutionizing techno music with singles “Da Funk” and “Around the World.”

Built to Spill - ‘Perfect From Now On’

Built to Spill - ‘Perfect From Now On’

Erykah Badu - ‘Baduizm’

Erykah Badu - ‘Baduizm’

The passionate debut of R&B singer Erykah Badu showed off a bluesy jazz-inspired voice with graceful 90s production.

Elliot Smith - 'Either/Or'

Elliot Smith - 'Either/Or'

The Chemical Brothers - 'Dig Your Own Hole'

The Chemical Brothers - 'Dig Your Own Hole'

Finding their boundless potential in a fusion of breakbeat loops, electronica, and psychedelic appreciation, The Chemical Brothers peaked with their album Dig Your Own Hole.

Sleater-Kinney - 'Dig Me Out'

Sleater-Kinney - 'Dig Me Out'

Yo La Tengo - 'I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One'

Yo La Tengo - 'I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One'

Radiohead - ‘OK Computer’

Radiohead - ‘OK Computer’

OK Computer is the greatest expansive, innovative indie guitar-rock album, right on the cusp of Radiohead’s complete experimental makeover.

Spiritualized - ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space’

Spiritualized - ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space’

Blink-182 - ‘Dude Ranch’

Blink-182 - ‘Dude Ranch’

One album before their massive breakout album and the addition of drummer Travis Barker, the original lineup of the pop-punk heroes refine their songwriting while staying endlessly immature and rowdy.

Missy Elliott - 'Supa Dupa Fly'

Missy Elliott - 'Supa Dupa Fly'

Company Flow - 'Funcrusher Plus'

Company Flow - 'Funcrusher Plus'

Björk - ‘Homogenic’

Björk - ‘Homogenic’

After an album of fiery experiments culling from as many inspirations as possible, Björk took her icy to its sonic height.

The Verve - 'Urban Hymns'

The Verve - 'Urban Hymns'

Mogwai - ‘Young Team’

Mogwai - ‘Young Team’

Shania Twain - ‘Come on Over’

Shania Twain - ‘Come on Over’

Though nearly every song on the album was released as a single, Shania Twain’s persona was never captured better than in “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”

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