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Top 5: Album Openers

Some of the best songs ever written have sat proudly at the top of their album’s track listing, after all, the opening track needs to sell the rest of the album to the listener

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Album: David Bowie – No Plan EP

William Bain deliver’s The Mancunion’s verdict on the deceased icon’s final recordings: a fond farewell to an exceptional career

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Top 10 Albums of 2016

The Mancunion’s favourite albums of the past year, lovingly compiled and illustrated by our contributors

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Top 5: Songs to Mourn 2016

“2016 is gonna be MY year”, you said on January 1st, and chaos descended thenceforth

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Top 5: Songs About Death

With the death of Leonard Cohen, Jack Ashworth shows us the songs that have looked at the passage into ‘that great gig in the sky’ with more nuance

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Tracks of the week: 24/10

Bowie’s ghost haunts this week’s crop of new tracks

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Top 5: Iconic Beauty Looks

Laura Mills talks you through her top 5 iconic beauty looks from the past couple of thousand years

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Top 5: Bowie songs in film

Much of the late legend David Bowie’s music has been used brilliantly in film—here are our picks for the five best times his songs elevated movie scenes to brilliance

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Transformer: Bowie the producer

On top of transforming his own career multiple times, David Bowie transformed a few others too

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Giving everything away: Blackstar revisited

Not long before he died, we reviewed Blackstar in the context of the time. Now the dust has settled on Bowie’s death, his parting gift deserves a new perspective in the context of his passing

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Bowie in Berlin – the albums from behind the Wall

In celebration of David Bowie’s life and career, we look back on his legendary Berlin Trilogy and the city that spawned it

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A Tribute to David Bowie: A Style Icon

In the wake of his death announced on 10 January 2016, Sophie Soar reflects on the Starman’s astronomical legacy and how his innovations in fashion sent shockwaves around the world.