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Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now: The Story Behind The Smiths’ First Top 10 Hit
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Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now: The Story Behind The Smiths’ First Top 10 Hit

Taking barely an hour to write, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Know has endured as one of The Smiths’ signature songs.

One Of These Nights: The Story Behind Eagles’ Aspirational Hit Song
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One Of These Nights: The Story Behind Eagles’ Aspirational Hit Song

The song that took Eagles in a new, rockier direction, One Of These Nights was, according to Glenn Frey, ‘a breakthrough’ for the group.

Beautiful Stranger: The Story Behind Madonna’s ‘Austin Powers’ Movie Hit
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Beautiful Stranger: The Story Behind Madonna’s ‘Austin Powers’ Movie Hit

Joining a long line of illustrious Madonna soundtrack contributions, Beautiful Stranger made itself at home in the hearts of fans and critics.

‘The Soft Bulletin’ At 25: Why The Flaming Lips’ Masterpiece Still Matters
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‘The Soft Bulletin’ At 25: Why The Flaming Lips’ Masterpiece Still Matters

An album born of grief and a creative reinvention, ‘The Soft Bulletin’ turned The Flaming Lips into ‘the band that will always be’.

When Doves Cry Facts: 10 Things You Need To Know About Prince’s Seminal Pop Masterpiece
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When Doves Cry Facts: 10 Things You Need To Know About Prince’s Seminal Pop Masterpiece

Prince’s hit ‘Purple Rain’ song When Doves Cry changed the game in the 80s. These ten facts reveal exactly why that was.

‘Ghost Stories’: How Chris Martin Bore His Soul On Coldplay’s Haunting Sixth Album
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‘Ghost Stories’: How Chris Martin Bore His Soul On Coldplay’s Haunting Sixth Album

Grieving the end of his marriage, Chris Martin moved beyond heartbreak to find hope on Coldplay’s sixth album, ‘Ghost Stories’.

‘21st Century Breakdown’: How Green Day Created Yet Another Epochal Album
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‘21st Century Breakdown’: How Green Day Created Yet Another Epochal Album

Combining the anger of punk with pop nous and thrilling ambition, ‘21st Century Breakdown’ found Green Day leading the field yet again.

‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’: Behind Neil Young And Crazy Horse’s Landmark Debut
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‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’: Behind Neil Young And Crazy Horse’s Landmark Debut

Neil Young and Crazy Horse had chemistry from the get-go, tapping into the pure spirit of rock music with ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’.

‘Faces’: Why Mac Miller’s Mixtape Is A Jazz-Rap Masterclass
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‘Faces’: Why Mac Miller’s Mixtape Is A Jazz-Rap Masterclass

Ditching frat-boy raps in favour of introspection, Mac Miller’s 2014 mixtape, ‘Faces’, saw the rapper tear off his mask and find a new voice.

‘Computer World’: When Kraftwerk Foretold The Future
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‘Computer World’: When Kraftwerk Foretold The Future

With the digital age dawning, Kraftwerk’s ‘Computer World’ album offered an uncanny foresight into the anxieties of the present day.

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