Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches is the third studio album by Happy Mondays, released on November 5, 1990 by Factory Records. The band chose British DJ Paul Oakenfold and his frequent collaborator Steve Osbourne to produce the album based on their work on various remixes for the band's previous singles. It was recorded at Eden Studios in London throughout 1989 and early 1990.
Unlike the band's previous album, Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches incorporates a larger influence from house music through Oakenfold's production. The album was the band's commercial breakthrough in the band's country of origin, propelling the Happy Mondays to the top of their commercial success amidst the height of the Madchester and baggy cultural scenes. Along with the Stone Roses' self-titled debut album, it is considered the release that best captures the zeitgeist of the Madchester scene.