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Articles by Jason Draper

Hunky Dory: How David Bowie Faced The Strange And Found His Voice
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Hunky Dory: How David Bowie Faced The Strange And Found His Voice

With ‘Hunky Dory’, David Bowie ‘got a lot out of my system’ and defined the themes he would explore throughout his career.

‘Under Construction’: How Missy Elliott Rebuilt Herself In The 2000s
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‘Under Construction’: How Missy Elliott Rebuilt Herself In The 2000s

Taking a moment to survey hip-hop’s history, Missy Elliott used ‘Under Construction’ to deal with grief while still bringing the party.

‘Zaireeka’: The Flaming Lips Album You Can’t Listen To
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‘Zaireeka’: The Flaming Lips Album You Can’t Listen To

Spread over four CDs designed to be played simultaneously, The Flaming Lips’ ‘Zaireeka’ may be the most experimental album of all time.

10 Takeaways From Graham Coxon’s ‘Verse, Chorus, Monster!’ Book
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10 Takeaways From Graham Coxon’s ‘Verse, Chorus, Monster!’ Book

In his memoir, ‘Verse, Chorus, Monster!’, Blur guitarist Graham Coxon reflects on Britpop, addiction and creative approaches to self-care.

1999: Behind The Prince Song That Started A New Era In Pop Music
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1999: Behind The Prince Song That Started A New Era In Pop Music

Inspired by Nostradamus’ prophesies for the end of the world, Prince’s 1999 song pointed to a bold new future for pop music.

“Heroes”: The Triumph And Despair Behind David Bowie’s Anthemic Song
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“Heroes”: The Triumph And Despair Behind David Bowie’s Anthemic Song

Life-affirming or fatalistic? The David Bowie song ‘Heroes’ has been interpreted all ways – and it even changed the course of world politics.

10 Things We Learned From Bowie’s ‘Moonage Daydream’ Documentary
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10 Things We Learned From Bowie’s ‘Moonage Daydream’ Documentary

An eye-opening exploration of David Bowie’s life and art, the ‘Moonage Daydream’ documentary has plenty of takeaways.

‘The Great Escape’: How Blur Reacted To The Trappings Of Fame
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‘The Great Escape’: How Blur Reacted To The Trappings Of Fame

Released as Britpop mania swept the UK, Blur’s ‘The Great Escape’ album offered a snapshot of life in a media storm.

‘The Painter’: “I’m Still Finding Out What I Can Do” Says William Orbit
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‘The Painter’: “I’m Still Finding Out What I Can Do” Says William Orbit

William Orbit’s first new album in eight years, ‘The Painter’ finds him flush with inspiration. ‘I’m full of surprises,’ he tells Dig!

‘Leisure’: How Blur Became “The First Great Group Of The 90s”
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‘Leisure’: How Blur Became “The First Great Group Of The 90s”

Often seen as the work of a band finding its voice, Blur’s debut album, ‘Leisure’, contained plenty of hints at what would follow.

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