Articles by Jason Draper
These essential songs from Joni Mitchell’s ‘Archives Vol.3’ collection deepen our understanding of the artist’s unique creative process.
With the song Sunday Sunday, Blur paid homage to British conventions while playfully sending up the very customs they respected.
With a new band and a jewellery box full of hits, Prince entered the hip-hop era with the ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ album.
His last album for ten years, ‘Reality’ found David Bowie seeking ‘the optimistic in my life’, before being forced into semi-retirement.
Modern Love may sound like a straightforward pop song, but it smuggled David Bowie’s ‘elegant cliché-twisting’ into the mainstream.
The Doors’ short residency at San Francisco’s Matrix club, in March 1967, helped build the group’s legend. The shows remain a crucial listen.
Released as a single in the summer of 1994, Parklife was the song that confirmed Blur’s place as Britpop’s definitive band.
Challenging Oasis for the No.1 spot, Blur took Country House to the top of the charts and emerged victorious in the “Battle Of Britpop”.
During a benefit concert held at Minneapolis’ First Avenue, on 3 August 1983, Prince debuted many of his career-making ‘Purple Rain’ songs.
Joni Mitchell’s ‘At Newport’ album documents her surprise return to live performance in 2022. This track-by-track reveals what happened.
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