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Articles by Mark Elliott

Best Kylie Minogue Albums: The Complete Studio Discography, Ranked
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Best Kylie Minogue Albums: The Complete Studio Discography, Ranked

The best Kylie Minogue albums prove why the “Princess Of Pop” has confounded expectations with each dancefloor reinvention.

‘I’m Breathless’: Madonna’s Soundtrack Album Still Leaves Us Gasping
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‘I’m Breathless’: Madonna’s Soundtrack Album Still Leaves Us Gasping

A witty triumph of innovation, ‘I’m Breathless’ was a part-soundtrack for ‘Dick Tracy’, and a Madonna album like no other.

‘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.

Hungry Like The Wolf: Behind Duran Duran’s Feast For The Eyes And Ears
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Hungry Like The Wolf: Behind Duran Duran’s Feast For The Eyes And Ears

A revolutionary song that broke Duran Duran in the US, Hungry Like The Wolf changed everything for Britain’s New Romantic icons.

Duran Duran: From New Romantic Icons To Planet Earth’s Biggest Band
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Duran Duran: From New Romantic Icons To Planet Earth’s Biggest Band

Once dubbed the “Fab Five”, Duran Duran’s ear for hits and knack for reinvention has made the band a touring sensation to this day.

‘American Life’: How Madonna Waged War On Critics’ Expectations
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‘American Life’: How Madonna Waged War On Critics’ Expectations

Madonna’s first album of the 21st century, ‘American Life’ was a leftfield turning point that heralded some of her best work yet.

‘Hard Candy’: Behind Madonna’s Return To Pop’s Sweet Spot
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‘Hard Candy’: Behind Madonna’s Return To Pop’s Sweet Spot

A collaboration with Timbaland and Pharrell Williams, ‘Hard Candy’ kept Madonna match-fit at the end of the 2000s.

True: Behind The Failed Romance That Inspired Spandau Ballet’s Hit Song
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True: Behind The Failed Romance That Inspired Spandau Ballet’s Hit Song

True became a worldwide hit for Spandau Ballet, but do you know the story of unrequited love that inspired it?

‘Golden’: Behind Kylie Minogue’s Glittering Country-Pop Reinvention
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‘Golden’: Behind Kylie Minogue’s Glittering Country-Pop Reinvention

Like ‘Dolly Parton standing on a dancefloor’, Kylie Minogue ensured her ‘Golden’ album was her most surprising new direction yet.

Like A Prayer: The Story Behind Madonna’s Transcendent Signature Song
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Like A Prayer: The Story Behind Madonna’s Transcendent Signature Song

Creating no small amount of controversy, Like A Prayer sits near the pinnacle of Madonna’s many creative and commercial successes.

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