Best Andy Rourke Basslines: 10 Classics From The Smiths And Beyond
From monster grooves to almost telepathically delivered motifs, the best Andy Rourke basslines powered The Smiths’ finest moments.
The Smiths’ Peel Sessions: A Guide To Every Legendary Radio Appearance
Crucial to building their fanbase, The Smiths’ Peel Sessions were always events, sometimes yielding definitive versions of their best songs.
‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’: How Blur Kickstarted A New Era In British Pop
Establishing Blur’s identity, the ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ album become one of the most influential British albums of the 90s.
Best Blur Albums: Their Studio Discography, Ranked And Reviewed
The best Blur albums took the group from Britpop heroes to bold experimentalists, and defined British 90s rock in the process.
Song 2: How A Joke Song Became Blur’s Biggest Hit
Initially recorded in an attempt to “scare” their record label, Song 2 marked a career turnaround for Blur at a crucial moment.
How Gen Z Is Embracing The Smiths On TikTok
From 80s indie misfits to viral golden boys, The Smiths are reaching a new generation and inspiring an army of fans in the TikTok era.
Ceremony: The Song That Turned Joy Division Into New Order
New Order’s classic debut single, Ceremony featured lyrics from Ian Curtis, bridging the group’s Joy Division past with post-punk’s future.
Best Flaming Lips Songs: 20 Greats From The Fearless Freaks
Unafraid of big questions, the best Flaming Lips songs traverse psychedelic noise-rock, high-concept electro-pop and rationalist hymns.
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.
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