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Record Rewind: J Dilla – Donuts

September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The true genius that survives deep within great artists can often be pinpointed down to a single body of work that encapsulates their ethos and heaving talent. Michael Jackson showed us Thriller, Stevie Wonder swooned with Songs In The Key of Life, Miles Davis had Kind Of Blue and J Dilla gave us Donuts. Settling...

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Record Rewind: Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

45 years ago, the Motown giant, gospel-infused innovator helped shape the way music and truth coexist. Marvin Gaye is undeniably one of if not the most influential artists of that era, still revered and looked upon by modern musicians and singers of today. His 1971 album, What’s Going On, hinged on political unrest, devouring messages...

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Record Rewind: Slint – Spiderland

September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

‘Play it again;’ came the call from the floor of the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, as Slint wrapped up the evening’s performance, ‘the whole set!’  Cheers of agreement quickly overtook laughter as the crowd’s response, with everyone present still ready, willing, and eager for anything – and everything – the elusive group from...

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Record Rewind: PJ Harvey – Rid of Me

September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout her musical career, Polly Jean Harvey has never been one to repeat herself creatively, with each of her albums bearing a distinctive artistic identity.  While the jump from the heavy, muscular, tones of 2004’s Uh Huh Her to the delicate and gothic sounds of White Chalk in 2007 may have been the most jarring...

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Record Rewind: Annie – Anniemal

September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Annie’s career may seem to have slowed to a near-halt, with no new albums materialising since Don’t Stop released in 2009, but that’s not due to a lack of success or attention. After breaking onto the scene with Anniemal in 2004, she charted high in her native Norway and decently on the US Dance charts,...

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Record Rewind: Metric – Live It Out

September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Metric’s earlier years as a band were somewhat more chaotic than most in terms of sound. While they had recorded an album as early as 2001, which would eventually be released as their third album Grow Up and Blow Away in 2007, its constant delays led to the recording of the actual debut album, Old...

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Record Rewind: Sia – Colour The Small One

January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before Australian singer/songwriter Sia Furler swung from the Chandelier and hid her face she was a left-of-centre kind of an artist. While she has always written pop music for herself it took a while for her own career to soar. Titanium wasn’t her first chart success believe it or not. Eleven years ago Sia released her third studio album Colour...

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Record Rewind: RuPaul – Supermodel of the World

December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

In many ways, Supermodel of the World represents the birth of an icon. Paris Is Burning had been released a few years prior, and drag culture was becoming more widely known across the world; even prior to the album, RuPaul had a following in the UK as well as America. The release of Supermodel of...

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Record Rewind: Busted – Busted

December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Let’s take a moment to do some time travelling. No not to the mythical land of the Year 3000, but rather to the early noughties. Busted was formed in 2000, consisting of 3 lads; James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson. And while the band managed to sell over 5 million records world wide and...

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Record Rewind: Michael Jackson – Bad

December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 1980s was certainly one of music’s most iconic eras. Those who lived in that decade would easily recall how the legendary pop singer Michael Jackson ruled music; he broke the record for the highest selling album of all time with Thriller in 1982, one of many successes to follow the eccentric superstar. For the album’s follow-up...

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Quintessential punk rockers Panic! At The Disco might have released their popular debut 10 years ago, but it still holds a firm place in the hearts of many former eyeliner aficionados. The time was 2005, a time where bangs were swept and eyes were over lined, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out was the go...

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Record Rewind: Utada – Exodus

December 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Asian crossovers into Western markets are a common thing in the modern age; whether it’s for further exposure or an emerging fan base in a foreign land. Utada Hikaru—Known professionally as Utada in English speaking countries—falls within the second category. Her pull in Japan is astounding; her debut album First Love sold 10 million copies...

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Evan Dando stands as one of contemporary alt rock’s true unsung geniuses, a musical polymath who was one of the first to recognise that when stripped down to their bare essentials, punk, country and pop all looked pretty much the same. Without ever getting bogged down in genre or other cosmetic elements of his sound,...

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