In this edition, we step back once again to 1997 looking at electronica/ pop, and hip-hop. Many seminal albums featured in this year with some pretty cool film clips to boot.

Before we get into the final two weeks where things get a bit heavier we will wind-down or wind-up in this case. Enjoy the trip as you find yourself stuck in a time warp of which you won’t want to leave anytime soon.

 

Electronica/Pop 1997

 

The Prodigy: Fat of the Land


Standout Tracks: Smack My Bitch Up, Breathe, Diesel Power, Firestarter

 

Daft Punk: Homework


Standout Tracks: Revolution 909, Da Funk, Around the World

 

The Chemical Brothers: Dig Your Own Hole


Standout Tracks: Block Rockin’ Beats, Setting Sun, Eletctrobank

 

Portishead: Portishead


Standout Tracks: Cowboys, All Mine, Over, Only You

 

Depeche Mode: Ultra


Standout Tracks: Barrel of a Gun, Love Thieves, It’s No Good, Useless

 

Bjork: Homogenic


Standout Tracks: Hunter, Unravel, Bachelorette

 

U2: Pop


Standout Tracks: Discothèque, Staring at the Sun, Please, Mofo

 

 

Hip-Hop 1997

 

Wyclef Jean: The Carnival


Standout Tracks: Guantanamera, Bubblegoose, Gone till November, We Trying to Stay Alive

 

The Notorious B.I.G.: Life After Death


Standout Tracks: Hypnotize, Mo Money Mo Problems, What’s Beef?

 

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony: The Art of War

Standout Tracks: Look into My Eyes, If I Could Teach the World

 

Wu-Tang Clan: Wu-Tang Forever

Standout Tracks: Reunited, Triumph