10. Jesus Jones
"Right Here, Right Now" (1990, Number Two) and "Real, Real, Real" (1990, Number Four)
Fusing guitars with samples and hard electro beats was a novelty when this British group emerged in the late Eighties with its debut album Liquidizer, and critical acclaim naturally followed on that side of the Atlantic. Doubt, Jesus Jones's second album, doubled as its breakthrough in the U.S., thanks in large part to some Big World Event curiosity about the rest of the world (like the locations of the Berlin Wall and the Gulf War) dovetailing nicely with "Right Here, Right Now" and its optimism over "watching the world wake up from history." The next single, "Real, Real, Real," was a slippery snake of a track, worded vaguely enough to be about finding salvation through romantic chemistry or other means.