Simon Reynolds’ The Nineties–The Best and the Worst is, of course, essential reading. Dare ya to disagree! (Well, alright, a bit of explanation as to why Autechre are overrated wouldn’t go amiss – not because I don’t think they are but because I suspect that SR, like me, can’t put his finger on the exact reasons….and I’ve never quite worked out why the author of Blissed Out would be so down on the Dead C.)