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Posts tagged with Album Stories

‘Lovehunter’: The Story Behind Whitesnake’s Controversial Second Album
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‘Lovehunter’: The Story Behind Whitesnake’s Controversial Second Album

Its album cover incensed the press, but Whitesnake’s second album, ‘Lovehunter’, is an excellent record that stands among the group’s best.

‘Stage’: The Live Album That Reaffirmed David Bowie’s Post-Punk Prestige
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‘Stage’: The Live Album That Reaffirmed David Bowie’s Post-Punk Prestige

Expertly performed and meticulously recorded, the ‘Stage’ live album captured David Bowie and his band hitting yet another new peak.

‘The 2nd Law’: Behind Muse’s Thermodynamic Sixth Album
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‘The 2nd Law’: Behind Muse’s Thermodynamic Sixth Album

Amid the gloom of the banking crisis and the jubilation of the London 2012 Olympics, Muse’s sixth album, ‘The 2nd Law’, saw them go for gold.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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’.

‘Close To The Edge’: How Yes Leapt To Prog-Rock Immortality
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‘Close To The Edge’: How Yes Leapt To Prog-Rock Immortality

Heroic and audacious, Yes’ 1972 album, ‘Close To The Edge’, saw the progressive-rock voyagers throw themselves into a wondrous sonic odyssey.

‘One Hot Minute’: How Loss Sparked Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Reinvention
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‘One Hot Minute’: How Loss Sparked Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Reinvention

Characterised by its dark experimentalism, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ sixth album, ‘One Hot Minute’, emerged from a turbulent time for the group.

‘The Great Escape’: How Blur Reacted To The Trappings Of Fame
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‘The Great Escape’: How Blur Reacted To The Trappings Of Fame

Released as Britpop mania swept the UK, Blur’s ‘The Great Escape’ album offered a snapshot of life in a media storm.

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