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Posts tagged with Album Stories

‘Killers’: How Iron Maiden’s Second Album Slayed The Competition
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‘Killers’: How Iron Maiden’s Second Album Slayed The Competition

Heavy metal with punk attitude, Iron Maiden’s second album, ‘Killers’, remains one of their most pivotal releases.

‘Nine Track Mind’: How Charlie Puth Gave Retro-Pop Mass Appeal
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‘Nine Track Mind’: How Charlie Puth Gave Retro-Pop Mass Appeal

Evincing a love of soul-pop and R&B, Charlie Puth’s debut album, ‘Nine Track Mind’, signalled the arrival of an irrepressible talent.

‘Opposites’: How Biffy Clyro Became One Of The UK’s Biggest Alt-Rock Bands
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‘Opposites’: How Biffy Clyro Became One Of The UK’s Biggest Alt-Rock Bands

Biffy Clyro are the most unlikely of success stories. But the Scottish trio’s ‘Opposites’ album almost came at the cost of their career.

Low-life: Why New Order’s Third Album Remains A Career High
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Low-life: Why New Order’s Third Album Remains A Career High

A consistently inspired album, ‘Low-life’ marked the point where New Order’s fusion of rock and electronica became seamless.

‘Dixie Chicken’: The Album That Changed Everything For Little Feat
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‘Dixie Chicken’: The Album That Changed Everything For Little Feat

With a new line-up and Lowell George at the helm, ‘Dixie Chicken’ became a defining album for iconic rockers Little Feat.

How LCD Soundsystem’s Debut Album Became A Dance-Punk Classic
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How LCD Soundsystem’s Debut Album Became A Dance-Punk Classic

Released during the “New Rock Revival” era, LCD Soundsystem’s debut album saw punk maverick James Murphy redefine dance music forever.

‘Soul ’69’: How Aretha Franklin Expanded Soul Music’s Borders
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‘Soul ’69’: How Aretha Franklin Expanded Soul Music’s Borders

For the ‘Soul ’69’ album, Aretha Franklin recorded blues, jazz, pop and country songs, unifying them with the power of her own soulful vision.

Little Feat’s Debut Album: Where It All Started For Lowell George’s Band
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Little Feat’s Debut Album: Where It All Started For Lowell George’s Band

Released at the start of the 70s, Little Feat’s self-titled debut album suggested more greatness to come from the West Coast rockers.

How Led Zeppelin’s Debut Album Paved The Way For Heavy Metal
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How Led Zeppelin’s Debut Album Paved The Way For Heavy Metal

Super-charging the blues with a sound as heavy as their name, Led Zeppelin’s debut album continues to send shockwaves around the world.

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