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‘Lionheart’: Behind Kate Bush’s Daring Second Album
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‘Lionheart’: Behind Kate Bush’s Daring Second Album

Released within a year of her debut, Kate Bush’s ‘Lionheart’ album proved she was taking ever bolder steps in pursuit of her creative vision.

‘Dutty Rock’: How Sean Paul Took Dancehall Into The Mainstream
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‘Dutty Rock’: How Sean Paul Took Dancehall Into The Mainstream

Featuring the hit Gimme The Light, the ‘Dutty Rock’ album elevated Sean Paul beyond all other dancehall artists.

‘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.

Best 80s Music Videos: 20 Essential Clips From MTV’s Golden Era
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Best 80s Music Videos: 20 Essential Clips From MTV’s Golden Era

From the bombshell antics of Madonna to the censors-baiting mischief of Prince, the best 80s music videos set pop music aglow in the MTV era.

‘Electric Café’: How Kraftwerk Took On ‘Techno Pop’
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‘Electric Café’: How Kraftwerk Took On ‘Techno Pop’

With their position as electro-pop godfathers beyond doubt, Kraftwerk’s ‘Electric Café’ album saw the group respond to the rise of dance music.

‘Dead & Born & Grown’: The Staves’ Coming-Of-Age Debut Album
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‘Dead & Born & Grown’: The Staves’ Coming-Of-Age Debut Album

With their debut album, The Staves were pegged as folk artists. And yet ‘Dead & Born & Grown’ introduced a band that would be so much more.

You’re So Vain: The Truth Behind Carly Simon’s Mysterious Breakup Song
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You’re So Vain: The Truth Behind Carly Simon’s Mysterious Breakup Song

Who is Carly Simon’s song You’re So Vain about? We follow the clues to separate fact from fiction and uncover the truth amid the rumours.

17 Joni Mitchell Paintings And Self-Portraits Used As Album Covers
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17 Joni Mitchell Paintings And Self-Portraits Used As Album Covers

Many Joni Mitchell paintings and self-portraits have made for unforgettable album covers, serving to enhance her ‘very visual’ songs.

Justify My Love: Is This Madonna’s Most Controversial Song?
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Justify My Love: Is This Madonna’s Most Controversial Song?

Madonna’s most provocative single to date, Justify My Love was a sex-positive anthem that shocked the world.

‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’: Joni Mitchel’s Savage Takedown Of Middle-Class Life
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‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’: Joni Mitchel’s Savage Takedown Of Middle-Class Life

Cynical, ambiguous and beloved by Prince, ‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’ is, for many, Joni Mitchell’s best album.

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