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Posts tagged with Album Stories

Peace And Love: How The Pogues Rolled With The Punches
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Peace And Love: How The Pogues Rolled With The Punches

Revealing a desire to stretch sonically whole also contending with a decline in Shane MacGowan’s health, ‘Peace And Love’ still holds its own.

On The Beach: A Dark Treasure From Neil Young’s “Ditch Trilogy”
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On The Beach: A Dark Treasure From Neil Young’s “Ditch Trilogy”

Recorded while Neil Young felt lost at sea, ‘On The Beach’ remains an intensely introspective masterpiece from ‘a period of disillusionment’.

The Soft Parade: How The Doors Walked A New Creative Path
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The Soft Parade: How The Doors Walked A New Creative Path

Rising out of ‘beautiful chaos’, ‘The Soft Parade’ found The Doors using horns and string sections to build an ornate new sound.

Closer: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Joy Division’s Final Album
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Closer: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Joy Division’s Final Album

Hauntingly beautiful, Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ isn’t just a landmark record, it’s a simply timeless work of art.

Foreign Affair: Behind Tina Turner’s Commitment To Being The Best
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Foreign Affair: Behind Tina Turner’s Commitment To Being The Best

Tina Turner’s ‘Foreign Affair’ album was more than a fling with rock music. ‘She likes being badass,’ says The Best songwriter Holly Knight.

The Envoy: How Warren Zevon Changed Pace For His Fifth Dispatch
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The Envoy: How Warren Zevon Changed Pace For His Fifth Dispatch

Another smart missive from a fearless songwriter, ‘The Envoy’ found Warren Zevon bringing synthesisers into his sound.

More Songs About Buildings And Food: Talking Heads’ Constructive Leap
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More Songs About Buildings And Food: Talking Heads’ Constructive Leap

With Brian Eno’s encouragement, Talking Heads embraced funk and African music to set themselves apart from their contemporaries.

The Principle Of Moments: How Robert Plant Mapped Out A New Future
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The Principle Of Moments: How Robert Plant Mapped Out A New Future

With his second solo album, ‘The Principle Of Moments’, Robert Planet readily embraced change in order to outstrip his illustrious past.

How Fleetwood Mac’s Self-Titled 1975 Album Changed Their Fortunes
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How Fleetwood Mac’s Self-Titled 1975 Album Changed Their Fortunes

With Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks on board, Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled 1975 album took the group from breaking point to glory.

Chaos And Disorder: Behind Prince’s Tumultuous Return To Rock
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Chaos And Disorder: Behind Prince’s Tumultuous Return To Rock

The result of one of the most controversial periods in Prince’s career, ‘Chaos And Disorder’ sought to put the music industry in its place.

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