(1995, Columbia)

12 songs of such unrelenting bleakness, they’ll hollow out your skull. 64 minutes of the sound of a man trying desperately to reconcile the living death he’s putting himself through, soundtracked by a band trying to work out how to deal with the friend dying in front of them.⁠

LISTEN: Spotify

READ: As you’d expect from such a seminal album, lots of great pieces about this album, from this Loudwire article looking back at its tortured gestation, to this excellent look back at the album by the always readable Obelisk

WATCH: Let’s remember the four chaps in happier times with the excellent EPK they put out to promote this album