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‘Black And White’: Behind The Stranglers’ Polarising Post-Punk Classic
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‘Black And White’: Behind The Stranglers’ Polarising Post-Punk Classic

Arguably The Stranglers’ starkest and most compelling work, ‘Black And White’ was one of its era’s most innovative albums.

‘Fear Of The Dark’: How Iron Maiden Lit A New Path For The 90s
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‘Fear Of The Dark’: How Iron Maiden Lit A New Path For The 90s

Challenged by grunge and other changing trends, Iron Maiden responded with an aggressive ninth album, ‘Fear Of The Dark’.

‘Rio’: The Album That Secured Duran Duran’s Legacy And Defined The 80s
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‘Rio’: The Album That Secured Duran Duran’s Legacy And Defined The 80s

Routinely billed as the ultimate Duran Duran album, ‘Rio’ remains the perfect introduction to the British supergroup that conquered the world.

‘Stadium Arcadium’: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Masterstroke Double-Album
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‘Stadium Arcadium’: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Masterstroke Double-Album

In the mid-2000s, Red Hot Chili Peppers were one of the biggest bands in the world. Then they supersized on the ambitious ‘Stadium Arcadium’.

‘Sailin’ Shoes’: How Little Feat Came Back Willin’ To Make A Classic
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‘Sailin’ Shoes’: How Little Feat Came Back Willin’ To Make A Classic

Little Feat’s make-or-break second album, ‘Sailin’ Shoes’ is a heady musical gumbo that still tastes as good as ever.

‘Republic’: How New Order Reasserted Their Independence In The 90s
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‘Republic’: How New Order Reasserted Their Independence In The 90s

Despite Factory Records’ demise, New Order prevailed and completed a classic album in the shape of ‘Republic’.

‘Clouds’: How Joni Mitchell Began To See Life From All Sides Now
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‘Clouds’: How Joni Mitchell Began To See Life From All Sides Now

With the ‘Clouds’ album, Joni Mitchell found her sweet spots: the joins between love and freedom, hope and despair, and much, much more.

‘Ladies Of The Canyon’: The Further Depths Of Joni Mitchell’s Creativity
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‘Ladies Of The Canyon’: The Further Depths Of Joni Mitchell’s Creativity

An album that explores joy and hope alongside sadness, ‘Ladies Of The Canyon’ took steps towards Joni Mitchell’s later experimentation.

‘The Magic Whip’: How Blur Achieved Closure With Their Surprise Album
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‘The Magic Whip’: How Blur Achieved Closure With Their Surprise Album

A happy accident and the commitment of Graham Coxon led to ‘The Magic Whip’ being released as Blur’s reunion album.

How Ramones’ Debut Album Launched An Offensive On Indulgent Rock
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How Ramones’ Debut Album Launched An Offensive On Indulgent Rock

Fast, furious and fantastic, Ramones’ self-titled debut album broke all the rules and drew up the blueprint for punk.

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