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Record Reappraisal: Indigo Girls – Rites of Passage

Released May 1992 via Epic Indigo Girls were one of a number of folk-rock groups taken on by major labels in the late 1980s ...

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Record Reappraisal: Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

Released 1996 via Jeepster Belle & Sebastian’s beloved second album opens with the hushed line ‘make a new cult every day’. For a ...

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Record Reappraisal: Oasis – Be Here Now

Be Here Now, as everyone already knows, has gone down in history as the pinnacle of Britpop’s excess. The druggy accoutrements of ...

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Record Reappraisal: Indigo Girls – Rites of Passage

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Record Reappraisal: Belle & Sebastian - If You're

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Record Reappraisal: Oasis – Be Here Now

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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

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Record reappraisal: J Dilla – Donuts

Ten years ago, J Dilla left behind his nostalgic, life-affirming swansong, the 31-track masterpiece Donuts: a sprawling and inspired distillation of 70s black music that cemented his status as a musical genius

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Record Reappraisal: Swans – White Light from the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

Young God Records’ remastered release of two albums from Swans’ reverb-drenched ‘second phase’ unearths a monster

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Record Reappraisal: David Bowie – Low

Dedicated to the memory of the gender-transcending and timeless rock star, we reappraise Bowie’s most confessional album, Low