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‘Fate Of Nations’: How Robert Plant Found His Groove
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‘Fate Of Nations’: How Robert Plant Found His Groove

Confident and direct, the filler-free ‘Fate Of Nations’ album included some of Robert Plant’s very best solo work.

‘Lodger’: How David Bowie Checked In With A Subversive Pop Classic
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‘Lodger’: How David Bowie Checked In With A Subversive Pop Classic

The final part of his ‘Berlin Trilogy’, David Bowie’s ‘Lodger’ album was a postcard from an artist always on the move.

How David Byrne’s Self-Titled Album Became A “Personal Statement”
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How David Byrne’s Self-Titled Album Became A “Personal Statement”

Released in 1994, David Byrne’s self-titled solo album found the sweet spot between experimentation and traditional songcraft.

How Seal’s 1994 Album Sealed His Success With A Kiss
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How Seal’s 1994 Album Sealed His Success With A Kiss

Released in 1994, Seal’s second self-titled album spawned his most successful song, the Grammy-winning Kiss From A Rose.

‘I’m Breathless’: Madonna’s Soundtrack Album Still Leaves Us Gasping
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‘I’m Breathless’: Madonna’s Soundtrack Album Still Leaves Us Gasping

A witty triumph of innovation, ‘I’m Breathless’ was a part-soundtrack for ‘Dick Tracy’, and a Madonna album like no other.

‘Shaken ’n’ Stirred’: How Robert Plant Mixed It Up In The Mid-80s
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‘Shaken ’n’ Stirred’: How Robert Plant Mixed It Up In The Mid-80s

Eschewing his illustrious past, Robert Plant’s third solo album, ‘Shaken ’n’ Stirred’, found the ex-Led Zeppelin singer embracing the future.

‘The Man-Machine’: How Kraftwerk Assembled An Electro-Pop Classic
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‘The Man-Machine’: How Kraftwerk Assembled An Electro-Pop Classic

Influenced by disco, Kraftwerk’s ‘The Man-Machine’ saw ‘the robots’ take over the dancefloor and pre-empt the rise of synth-pop.

‘Black And White’: Behind The Stranglers’ Polarising Post-Punk Classic
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‘Black And White’: Behind The Stranglers’ Polarising Post-Punk Classic

Arguably The Stranglers’ starkest and most compelling work, ‘Black And White’ was one of its era’s most innovative albums.

‘Fear Of The Dark’: How Iron Maiden Lit A New Path For The 90s
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‘Fear Of The Dark’: How Iron Maiden Lit A New Path For The 90s

Challenged by grunge and other changing trends, Iron Maiden responded with an aggressive ninth album, ‘Fear Of The Dark’.

‘Rio’: The Album That Secured Duran Duran’s Legacy And Defined The 80s
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‘Rio’: The Album That Secured Duran Duran’s Legacy And Defined The 80s

Routinely billed as the ultimate Duran Duran album, ‘Rio’ remains the perfect introduction to the British supergroup that conquered the world.

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