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Record Reappraisal: Eagles – Hotel California

It has been 40 years since the classic song about a boy trapped in a hotel graced the charts. I wonder if ...

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Record Reappraisal: The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

There are very few albums that are capable of standing the test of time and are able to leave a lasting legacy, ...

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Record Reappraisal: '1999' by Prince

Wednesday, October 27th, 1982, the date that a 24-year-old Prince Rogers Nelson released his fifth  and most successful studio album of an ...

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Record Reappraisal: Eagles – Hotel California

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Record Reappraisal: The Smiths - The Queen Is

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Record Reappraisal: '1999' by Prince

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Record Reappraisal: Eagles – Hotel California

This almighty album turns 40 years old this year, would you believe – some classics are just timeless

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Record Reappraisal: The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead

Jake Oliver re-examines why The Queen Is Dead is still the prized jewel in The Smith’s crown

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Record Reappraisal: ‘1999’ by Prince

35 years on, Kavindra Huggins gives ‘1999’ a thorough revisit to see if Prince stands the test of time (of course he does)

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Kanye’s Graduation Reaches Its’ 10th Anniversary

Tara Bharadia revisits Kanye’s hay-day

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Record Reappraisal: Indigo Girls – Swamp Ophelia

Elizabeth Gibson looks beyond the hype to the quiet beauty of Indigo Girls’ fifth album

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Record Reappraisal: Avril Lavigne – Let Go

Rebekah Shaw affectionately looks back at the Canadian singer’s 15-year-old skater-rock debut

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Record Reappraisal: John Lennon — Plastic Ono Band

Nick Jeyarajah looks back on John Lennon’s solo debut, a painful and raw record that establishes a new identity for the former Beatle

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Record Reappraisal: The Clash – Sandinista!

Released between their critical and commercial peaks, Sandinista! is a complex and messy collection of progressive ideals and experimentation. Joseph Preston makes the case for The Clash’s overlooked fourth album

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Record Reappraisal: Ryo Fukui — Scenery

A retrospective on a masterpiece: Jack Greeney explores why everyone should know about one of jazz’s finest albums, but so few do

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Record Reappraisal: Indigo Girls – Rites of Passage

Elizabeth Gibson celebrates Indigo Girls’ joyous, adventurous fourth album and their remarkable career

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Record Reappraisal: Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister

Twenty years on, head music editor Joe Casson revisits the Glaswegian indie darlings’ high watermark, a singular work of delicate loneliness and wry observation that demands your devotion

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Record Reappraisal: Oasis – Be Here Now

As one of the most hyped albums of the 1990s is reissued, Callum Oliver asks: should it be remembered as the most disappointing too?