(1990, A&M)

It’s easy to judge Soul Asylum on the juggernaut success of this album’s follow-up, Grave Dancer’s Union, but that was in fact the band’s sixth album, which shows just how far back Dave Pirner et al had been plying a road that sounds a hell of a lot like grunge.

Less polished than GDA, with the band still very much in thrall to former tourmates Husker Du, and has some stone cold classics on it, including the incredible We 3, which you may recognise if, like me, you listened to the soundtrack to Chasing Amy more than is strictly healthy.

LISTEN: Spotify

READ: Here’s a decent review of the album from the time from EW, and another from Allmusic.

WATCH: And here’s a fun little live clip with a goofy interview at the top from the time