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Tracks Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me Share “A new decade”, sang The Verve, curiously waiting until it was halfway over before calling it, “the radio plays the sounds we made, and everything seems to feel just … >>
Tracks Eddy Grant – I Don’t Wanna Dance Share As it's the 60th birthday of the charts today, here's a super-special bonus post. The singles chart was invented by the NME in 1962 when they rang around a … >>
Rediscover Fleetwood Mac – Rumours There are certain albums that cannot be revisited or reviewed due to their status in the music world. Certain albums which have been defined as a classic and will be forever noted in history as such. >>
Playlists July 2014: ICYMI – I Know IMI Share
Tracks Kajagoogoo – Too Shy Share Never say I can't be topical. As you watch this video, Limahl (real name Chris Hamill, anagram fans), the man, the hair, is over in the Australian jungle raising … >>
Tracks Kraftwerk – The Model Share Seminal, crucial, and riding high at number 440 in my "most listened to" artists chart are German synth-stabbers and uncanny valley pioneers Kraftwerk. As one of the most influential … >>
Tracks Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind Share There’s a brilliance and a genius at the heart of the Pet Shop Boys that for whatever reason some people didn’t like to acknowledge. In the music, the art … >>
R.E.M. Day R.E.M. – Accelerate Share What makes Accelerate a great album is not just that it followed the largely unremarkable, humdrum and painfully middle of the road Around The Sun, and followed it by … >>
R.E.M. Day R.E.M. – Around The Sun Share It's safe to say that Around The Sun is the one R.E.M. album that would be the easiest to lose forever. Once you get past its first single and … >>
R.E.M. Day R.E.M. – Automatic For The People Share After the introduction of so many slower songs in Green, and the mostly becalmed, acoustic, mandolined Out of Time some observers were expecting R.E.M. to follow-up by turning again, … >>
R.E.M. Day R.E.M. – Monster Share In nature, generally speaking, smaller animals tend to have a higher metabolic rate, and live shorter, more hectic lives than bigger creatures. To put it another way, the light … >>
R.E.M. Day R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi Share After the fairly uncompromising rock of Monster, on their 1996 album New Adventures in Hi-Fi R.E.M. recaptured some of the variety and creativity of earlier albums. Largely recorded on … >>