Some of our all-time favorite albums were released in years ending in 7. As we are waiting to see what 2017 has in store for us, we have already revisited the great punk rock debuts of 1977 and looked for obscure UK indie gems in Cherry Red's C87 compilation.
For the third installment of this series we are returning to 1987, but this time we are selecting tracks from 5 seminal albums that defined the '80s US alt. rock scene and greatly influenced what was to come in the next few years leading up to the grunge explosion that shook up the mainstream of the early '90s. Here is our US alternative rock Top 5 of 1987:
1. Songs About Fucking - BIG BLACK
2. Sister - SONIC YOUTH
3. Warehouse: Songs and Stories - HÜSKER DÜ
Ice Cold Ice
4. Document - R.E.M.
The One I Love
5. Mirage - MEAT PUPPETS