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Record Reappraisal: Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

A lot of albums that are labelled with the term 'classic' tend to be artists who have found considerable success. Acts like ...

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Record Reappraisal: Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

When Arctic Monkeys first burst on to the scene way back in 2006, nobody could’ve predicted the influence they would have on ...

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Record reappraisal: Michael Jackson – Thriller

It’s been 35 years since the best-selling album of all time was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was only 24 years old when he ...

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Record Reappraisal: Neutral Milk Hotel - In The

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Record Reappraisal: Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say

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Record reappraisal: Michael Jackson – Thriller

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Record Reappraisal: Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

20 years ago Neutral Milk Hotel released one of the most important albums in underground music, but does it still hold up today?

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Record Reappraisal: Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Before Arctic Monkeys return from their long hiatus, Jake Oliver goes back in time to look at where it all began

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Record reappraisal: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Tara Bharadia discusses the relevance of the record today

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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