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Articles by Luke Edwards

‘The Man-Machine’: How Kraftwerk Assembled An Electro-Pop Classic
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‘The Man-Machine’: How Kraftwerk Assembled An Electro-Pop Classic

Influenced by disco, Kraftwerk’s ‘The Man-Machine’ saw ‘the robots’ take over the dancefloor and pre-empt the rise of synth-pop.

Best Corrs Songs: 10 Folk-Pop Anthems From Ireland’s Sibling Stars
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Best Corrs Songs: 10 Folk-Pop Anthems From Ireland’s Sibling Stars

The best Corrs songs grew from folk roots into pop-rock greatness, helping the group become one of the most successful Irish bands ever.

Who Is Sam Ryder? Introducing The UK’s Eurovision Contender
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Who Is Sam Ryder? Introducing The UK’s Eurovision Contender

After finding fame on TikTok with his superb cover versions, Sam Ryder’s Eurovision entry, Space Man, is set to ensure his star keeps rising.

Best Sibling Bands: 20 Groups Who Keep It In The Family
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Best Sibling Bands: 20 Groups Who Keep It In The Family

From soul sisters to brothers in arms, the best sibling bands prove that family groups can conquer the world.

Best Albums Of 2022: 10 Essential Releases Of The Year So Far
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Best Albums Of 2022: 10 Essential Releases Of The Year So Far

From pop perfection to punk-inspired screeds, the best albums of 2022 are so attention-grabbing they simply demand to be heard.

Best Marillion Songs: 10 Neo-Prog Classics From The 80s
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Best Marillion Songs: 10 Neo-Prog Classics From The 80s

Surfing a wave of 80s prog, the best Marillion songs flooded FM radio in a torrent of quixotic poetry and bombastic pop-rock.

Best Songs Of 2022: 10 Hits That Define The Year So Far
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Best Songs Of 2022: 10 Hits That Define The Year So Far

From upbeat retro-pop to dance-inspired indie-rock, the best songs of 2022 so far prove the year is shaping up to be one to remember.

‘Rest In Blue’: Why Gerry Rafferty’s Swansong Is The Perfect Epitaph
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‘Rest In Blue’: Why Gerry Rafferty’s Swansong Is The Perfect Epitaph

Emerging from the great beyond, Gerry Rafferty’s posthumous final album, ‘Rest In Blue’, is a fitting tribute to a legendary songwriter.

‘Heavy Horses’: How Jethro Tull Found Their Folk-Rock Spurs
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‘Heavy Horses’: How Jethro Tull Found Their Folk-Rock Spurs

Considered the second in their 70s folk-rock trilogy of albums, ‘Heavy Horses’ saw Jethro Tull saddle up for prog-infused pastoral poesy.

Best Third Eye Blind Songs: 10 Rays Of Pop-Rock Sunshine
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Best Third Eye Blind Songs: 10 Rays Of Pop-Rock Sunshine

From The Golden State’s brightest, the best Third Eye Blond songs expertly smuggle dark lyricism into catchy alt-rock tunes with poppy zeal.

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