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Record Reappraisal: John Lennon — Plastic Ono Band

Released December 1970 via Apple Records Released in late 1970, John Lennon’s debut solo album Plastic Ono Band closes the chapter of the 1960s, the ...

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Record Reappraisal: The Clash – Sandinista!

Released December 1980 via CBS Sandinista!, the Clash's "triple album for the price of one” was released in December 1980. Nearly 40 years ...

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Record Reappraisal: Ryo Fukui — Scenery

At the beginning of the 1970s, American jazz at its most creative had long since been and gone. There floundered a genesis ...

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Record Reappraisal: John Lennon — Plastic Ono Band

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Record Reappraisal: The Clash – Sandinista!

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Record Reappraisal: Ryo Fukui — Scenery

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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

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Record reappraisal: Virgo Four – Virgo

Virgo Four’s version of Chicago house was always a little more offbeat and introverted than their peers, but it was just as futuristic and innovative

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Record reappraisal: Third Eye Foundation: Semtex (20th anniversary edition)

Jacob Nicholas revisits this strange 90s gem, which fuses two of the most iconic and yet radically different underground genres: shoegaze and drum and bass.

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Record Reappraisal: Botch – We Are The Romans

15 years on from the demise of Botch, Adam Rogers explores the bands highly influential, and heavily chaotic final LP