This Archive was originally published as part of Lloyd's blog which closed in 2008. Some of the links to other sources such as images, videos and external websites may be missing.
The Observer had on sunday a list of 50 albums that changed music.
Underworld isn’t in it, but is named in it.
Acid house was sniffed at as a fad until it started producing ‘proper’ albums. Frequencies was its first masterpiece. Updating the pristine blueprint of Kraftwerk with house, acid, ambient and hip hop, it made dance music legitimate to album-buyers.
Without this … no success for Orbital, Underworld, Leftfield, Chemical Brothers or Aphex Twin.