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Posts tagged with Album Stories

‘Angel Dust’: Behind Faith No More’s Mind-Bending Alt-Metal Classic
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‘Angel Dust’: Behind Faith No More’s Mind-Bending Alt-Metal Classic

Shaped by a rising Mike Patton, Faith No More’s ‘Angel Dust’ album was an ambitious change in direction from a radically contemporary group.

‘Street Angel’: How Stevie Nicks Fought To Keep Her Spirit Alive
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‘Street Angel’: How Stevie Nicks Fought To Keep Her Spirit Alive

Recorded at a time of personal crisis, the ‘Street Angel’ album found Stevie Nicks fighting for survival after leaving Fleetwood Mac.

‘X&Y’: How Coldplay Reformulated Their Sound With Twisted Logic
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‘X&Y’: How Coldplay Reformulated Their Sound With Twisted Logic

Built around mathematical concepts and dreamy synths, ‘X&Y’ brought a space-rock sheen and ambient-tinged reinvention to Coldplay’s locus.

How Dua Lipa’s Debut Album Introduced The Perfect Pop Star
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How Dua Lipa’s Debut Album Introduced The Perfect Pop Star

A confident mix of R&B, electro-pop, disco and tropical house, Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album blew minds and made history.

How Eagles’ Debut Album Helped Country-Rock Take Flight
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How Eagles’ Debut Album Helped Country-Rock Take Flight

Released in 1972, Eagles’ self-titled debut album saw the fledgling band hatch their trademark country-rock sound.

‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Gospel Into The Mainstream
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‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Gospel Into The Mainstream

Recorded live in church, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ was a landmark gospel album that converted believers and non-believers alike.

‘Ready An’ Willing’: How Whitesnake Coiled Themselves Around Rock
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‘Ready An’ Willing’: How Whitesnake Coiled Themselves Around Rock

All killer, no filler, Whitesnake’s ‘Ready An’ Willing’ album positioned David Coverdale’s team among rock’s heaviest hitters.

‘Big Love’: Behind Simply Red’s Soul-Pop Comeback Album
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‘Big Love’: Behind Simply Red’s Soul-Pop Comeback Album

Joyous and family focused, Simply Red’s comeback album, ‘Big Love’, was an upbeat return to form for Mick Hucknall’s blue-eyed soul outfit.

‘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.

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