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1999: Behind The Prince Song That Started A New Era In Pop Music
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1999: Behind The Prince Song That Started A New Era In Pop Music

Inspired by Nostradamus’ prophesies for the end of the world, Prince’s 1999 song pointed to a bold new future for pop music.

‘Light Years’: How Kylie Minogue Found Her Future In Disco
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‘Light Years’: How Kylie Minogue Found Her Future In Disco

Released in the year 2000, ‘Light Years’ reset Kylie Minogue’s career in spectacular fashion. It remains the ultimate comeback album.

“Heroes”: The Triumph And Despair Behind David Bowie’s Anthemic Song
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“Heroes”: The Triumph And Despair Behind David Bowie’s Anthemic Song

Life-affirming or fatalistic? The David Bowie song ‘Heroes’ has been interpreted all ways – and it even changed the course of world politics.

Why Liam Gallagher Is The Last True Rock’n’Roll Frontman
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Why Liam Gallagher Is The Last True Rock’n’Roll Frontman

The voice of a generation fronting Britpop legends Oasis, Liam Gallagher’s solo comeback proves why he’s one of the last great rock icons.

Disco Freakout: How Nile Rodgers And Chic Brought Funk To The Masses
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Disco Freakout: How Nile Rodgers And Chic Brought Funk To The Masses

Chic’s funky, upbeat music went beyond the dancefloor, bringing disco to the mainstream and leaving an influential legacy on pop culture.

‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’: The Triumph Behind Wilco’s Troubled Masterpiece
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‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’: The Triumph Behind Wilco’s Troubled Masterpiece

The making of ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ may have been beset with difficulties, but Wilco ultimately came through with a modern classic.

True Blue: The Story Behind Madonna’s Insightful Hit Song
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True Blue: The Story Behind Madonna’s Insightful Hit Song

A slick 50s/60s pop homage, the song True Blue was another smash-hit single for Madonna, but few had seen it coming…

‘Hounds Of Love’: Why Kate Bush’s Classic Album Still Connects
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‘Hounds Of Love’: Why Kate Bush’s Classic Album Still Connects

With the ‘Hounds Of Love’ album, Kate Bush let loose a masterpiece of world-changing proportions. Nothing else sounds like it.

‘Halfway To Sanity’: How Ramones Kept Their Heads In The Late 80s
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‘Halfway To Sanity’: How Ramones Kept Their Heads In The Late 80s

Released a decade after their breakthrough, Ramones’ ‘Halfway To Sanity’ album was the work of a group that ‘remained hungry’.

a-ha: Why The Norwegian Pop Icons’ Legacy Is More Than Take On Me
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a-ha: Why The Norwegian Pop Icons’ Legacy Is More Than Take On Me

Since scoring their international breakthrough with Take On Me, a-ha have built a musical legacy that has demanded critical respect.

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