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Albums

Sonic Youth’s Goo 30th anniversary: a cross-pollination of indie and the world of pop

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Albums

Deftones’ White Pony 20th anniversary: an album that spoke to a generation

As the Sacramento band’s seminal album turns 20, we look at how Deftones shaped the landscape of youth culture.

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Albums

Under the radar albums in 2020: 31 best new records to discover

With 2020 shaping up as one of the strangest years in a generation, here’s to filling in the gaps with 31 albums that have flown under the radar.

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Interviews

Daughters interview: “The lion at the bottom of the mountain is hungrier than the lion at the top”

Ahead of their Liverpool debut show, Simon Kirk talked to Daughters’ frontman, Alexis Marshall, about the band’s formidable comeback album, You Won’t Get What You Want.

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Features

Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked At Me and Now Only – tackling bereavement and mental health

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Features

Lockdown luck: reuniting with my CD collection

Amid self-isolation Simon Kirk strikes gold as he shares a personal story about the importance of a collection.

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Albums

Radiohead’s The Bends 25th anniversary: gateway to the summit

Simon Kirk takes a look at the album which paved the way for Radiohead’s rise to the top, arriving during the hysteria of Britpop.

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Albums

Elliott Smith’s Figure 8 album 20th anniversary: more questions than answers

Elliott Smith’s Figure 8 uncovered the hallmarks of a flawed genius and Simon Kirk looks back at the final album before his untimely death. 

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Albums

Ween’s White Pepper 20th anniversary: a two finger salute to success

Ween’s White Pepper turns 20 and Simon Kirk attempts to dissect the weird and wonderful world of Philadelphia’s greatest musical paradox.

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Albums

Dirty Three’s Whatever You Love, You Are 20th anniversary: “A labyrinth of unsullied splendour”