This week's NME magazine is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Primal Scream's 'Screamadelica', and taking a look at the 50 druggiest albums ever. Here's a sneak preview of some of them, starting with Happy Mondays' swansong, the Factory Records-destroying 'Yes Please'.
At Number 48 in this week's druggiest albums countdown, MGMT's 'Oracular Spectacular'. Despite their call to "shoot heroin and fuck with the stars", the band's 2008 debut was actually heavily indebted to acid.
On which Oasis lost their drive and became "a bunch of blokes on coke". Read the story behind 'Be Here Now' in this week's NME.
The Stooges' 'Raw Power' was arguably a whole lot more visceral and primal than it might have been thanks to Iggy and co.'s heroic cocaine consumption. Hanging around with Bowie in the early '70s didn't help.
Don't be fooled by the cute baby on the cover, Lil Wayne's 'The Carter III' was a massive drug record. His narcotic of choice? Purple drank, a mix of prescription meds and syrup.
Sly And The Family Stone's 1971 effort 'There's A Riot Going On' was another seminal drug record, which encapsulated the hedonism, abandon and paranoia of indulging while documenting the death of the '60s and an uncertain future for America.
The Velvet Underground's 'White Light/White Heat' was an avant garde drug and sex fest; even the title refers to the effects of amphetamines.
The clue's in the title with Spacemen 3's collection of early demos. 'Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To' was a psych-rock excursion into altered states featuring Jason Pierce, latterly of Spiritualized fame.
By the time they hit their twelfth album 'Tusk', Fleetwood Mac were so balls deep in mountains of cocaine and inter-band sex it's a miracle they held it together for an album, let alone this four-disc classic.
Ol' Dirty Bastard was busted for possession at the time he released his second LP, 'Nigga Please'. This week's NME magazine has the full countdown of our druggiest albums ever.
So drug-obsessed it actually came presented as a pill in foil blister pack with advice for dosage, Spiritualized's epic 'Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space' was a soothing masterpiece informed by crack, smack, coke - you name it.
David Bowie, who at the time was going by the alter ego Thin White Duke, was so seriously reliant on cocaine during the making of his 1976 album 'Station To Station' he barely remembers it. It nevertheless hit the top 5 on both sides of the Atlantic.
What list of druggy albums would be complete without Pete Doherty? Babyshambles' shambolic debut 'Down In Albion' is at Number 32.
The Jesus And Mary Chain's critically-acclaimed debut 'Psychocandy' was propelled in part by speed. It makes Number 13 in NME magazine's countdown of druggiest albums.
Guns 'N' Roses' debut album was also their finest. 'Appetite For Destruction' may have been recorded in a haze of heroin but the band managed to pull off one of the greatest hair rock albums of all time.
At Number 16 in NME magazine's druggiest albums countdown, Suede's 'Dog Man Star', a record brought to you by coke, ecstasy, and a touch of acid.
Perhaps the only album in our list influenced by ayahuasca, Klaxons' long-awaited sophomore 'Surfing The Void' was a trippy work of genius. No clear-minded musicians would choose this as their album cover.
Neil Young's 'On The Beach' is a pretty gloomy effort, fuelled by a honey and marijuana concoction the band invented called Honey Slides. It also saw Young answer some of his critics, most notably southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The period The Rolling Stones spent in France recording 'Exile On Main St' has gone down in rock folklore, thanks to its abundance of sex, drugs and rock and roll. This week's mag has the full story.
Mushrooms and pills were the substances of choice for My Bloody Valentine during the recording of 'Loveless'. This week's mag has a countdown of the 50 druggiest albums ever, as part of its 'Screamadelica' special.