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Articles by Jamie Atkins

Best Randy Newman Songs: 20 Razor-Sharp Satires Of North American Life
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Best Randy Newman Songs: 20 Razor-Sharp Satires Of North American Life

Fearlessly critical, with emotional breadth and depth, the best Randy Newman songs go to places other songwriters wouldn’t dare.

Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash: The Replacements’ Unapologetically Wild Debut
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Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash: The Replacements’ Unapologetically Wild Debut

With ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash’, the Minnesota mavericks arrived on the scene with a debut album littered with classic songs.

Little Creatures: Behind Talking Heads’ Monstrous Pop Triumph
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Little Creatures: Behind Talking Heads’ Monstrous Pop Triumph

Talking Heads’ most straightforward and relatable album, ‘Little Creatures’ was also their biggest-seller. It endures to this day.

Happy Sad: A Musical Adventure Led By Tim Buckley’s Muse
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Happy Sad: A Musical Adventure Led By Tim Buckley’s Muse

With his ‘Happy Sad’ album, Tim Buckley embraced jazz music and gave himself creative carte blanche for the future.

Parklife: How Blur Defined Britpop In One Bold Move
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Parklife: How Blur Defined Britpop In One Bold Move

Released in 1994, Blur’s third album, ‘Parklife’, captured the zeitgeist and saved their career in the process.

Tango In The Night: Last Dance For Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Line-Up
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Tango In The Night: Last Dance For Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Line-Up

Recorded in fraught circumstances, ‘Tango In The Night’ provided a swansong for Fleetwood Mac’s most commercially successful era.

Best Kate Bush Songs: 20 Must-Hear Examples Of This Woman’s Work
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Best Kate Bush Songs: 20 Must-Hear Examples Of This Woman’s Work

From her attention-grabbing debut through to some of the most forward-thinking pop, the best Kate Bush songs are the work of a unique mind.

Best Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons Songs: 10 Jersey Boys Classics
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Best Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons Songs: 10 Jersey Boys Classics

From street-corner soul to floor-filling disco, the best Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons songs remain evergreen pop classics.

Best Blur Songs: 20 Classic Tracks That Revitalised British Music
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Best Blur Songs: 20 Classic Tracks That Revitalised British Music

From arch noise-pop to heartbroken ballads, the best Blur songs show rich and varied the band were over a hugely successful career.

The Next Day: How David Bowie Used His Past To Define His Present
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The Next Day: How David Bowie Used His Past To Define His Present

The release of Where Are We Now? surprised the world, but only hinted at what David Bowie’s penultimate album, ‘The Next Day’, had in store.

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