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Record Reappraisal: Brand New – Your Favourite Weapon

We’re gonna stay eighteen sixteen forever Do you remember being 16? The pressures of growing up, getting into relationships and being full of ...

The 1994 record was the duo's fifth studio album

Record Reappraisal: Indigo Girls - Swamp Ophelia

Those familiar with folk-rock duo Indigo Girls will be aware that their album Swamp Ophelia is a huge fan favourite. Released five ...

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Record Reappraisal: Avril Lavigne – Let Go

Released June 2002 via Arista That’s right, it's been 15 years since a teenage Avril Lavigne released her debut album, topping charts in the ...

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Record Reappraisal: Brand New – Your Favourite Weapon

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The 1994 record was the duo's fifth studio album

Record Reappraisal: Indigo Girls - Swamp Ophelia

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Record Reappraisal: Avril Lavigne – Let Go

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Record Reappraisal: Brand New – Your Favourite Weapon

We’re gonna stay eighteen sixteen forever Do you remember being 16? The pressures of growing up, getting into relationships and being full of angst. Well…

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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?

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Record Reappraisal: Razorlight – Razorlight

Tariq Salarbux revisits Razorlight’s sophomore album, the 2000s, and the birth of landfill indie

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Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die” – A Modern Feminist Masterpiece?

19 years since Biggie Smalls’ death, can we interpret one of rap’s classics as an unlikely take on feminism?

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Record Reappraisal: Arthur Russell – World of Echo

Much of Arthur Russell’s work may not command the listener’s attention, but it certainly deserves it