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Posts tagged with 80s

Rank: Why The Smiths’ Incendiary Live Album Deserves Top Billing
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Rank: Why The Smiths’ Incendiary Live Album Deserves Top Billing

Where overdue respect is concerned, The Smiths’ lone live album, ‘Rank’, has more than earned it by now, baby.

Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash: The Replacements’ Unapologetically Wild Debut
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Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash: The Replacements’ Unapologetically Wild Debut

With ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash’, the Minnesota mavericks arrived on the scene with a debut album littered with classic songs.

Red Roses For Me: How The Pogues Blossomed On Their Debut Album
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Red Roses For Me: How The Pogues Blossomed On Their Debut Album

Though rowdy and rebellious, The Pogues’ ‘Red Roses For Me’ album was executed with feeling – and hinted at greatness ahead.

Prince Estate Celebrates ‘Controversy’ With ‘Do Me, Baby’ Demo Release

Prince Estate Celebrates ‘Controversy’ With ‘Do Me, Baby’ Demo Release

The Prince Estate have announced a new release to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his Controversy album - an unheard version of Do Me, Baby available on limited-edition vinyl and cassette.

Controversy: How Prince Created “A Prophecy” For The 80s
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Controversy: How Prince Created “A Prophecy” For The 80s

A challenging mix of sex, politics and religion, Prince’s ‘Controversy’ album contained the seeds of much that would follow in the 80s.

Introspective: Inside Pet Shop Boys’ “Most Imperial Album”
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Introspective: Inside Pet Shop Boys’ “Most Imperial Album”

Magnificently bridging the gap between dance and pop music, ‘Introspective’ found Pet Shop Boys doing ‘as we liked’.

Dirty Mind: How Prince Dreamed Up A Sexual Revolution
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Dirty Mind: How Prince Dreamed Up A Sexual Revolution

With a brazen new look and outrageously forthright songs, ‘Dirty Mind’ marked a tipping point in the evolution of Prince’s artistic vision.

Remain In Light: Behind Talking Heads’ Once-In-A-Lifetime Album
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Remain In Light: Behind Talking Heads’ Once-In-A-Lifetime Album

Taking them ‘far beyond what people expected’, ‘Remain In Light’ was Talking Heads’ thought-provoking call to the dancefloor.

Still: Why Joy Division’s Archival Collection Continues To Endure
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Still: Why Joy Division’s Archival Collection Continues To Endure

Released following Ian Curtis’ death, ‘Still’ proves that Joy Division’s outtakes and rarities stack up against most bands’ A-grade material.

Blondie Reschedule UK Tour With Johnny Marr For 2022

Blondie Reschedule UK Tour With Johnny Marr For 2022

Blondie have announced that they are to reschedule their 10-date UK tour for 2022, with Johnny Marr added as a special guest.

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