To celebrate the anniversary of No Code, we are reissuing No Code on 150-gram black vinyl. This is the first time the album has been available on the format since its original release. It features recreations of their original packaging, including the set of nine replica Polaroids/lyric cards.
The 1996 sessions for No Code featured longtime producer Brendan OBrien (his third consecutive collaboration with the band) and drummer Jack Irons, who'd joined the band at the end of the Vitalogy sessions. They explored new approaches to writing and recording, developing songs out of jam sessions and eschewing their stadium-grunge style for self-examining ballads, garage rock and even psychedelic sounds. No Code became the band's third consecutive No. 1 album