Album of the Month

We dig deep into the stories behind our favourite albums through words and music.

Album of the Month: Radiohead ‘Kid A’

The recording of Radiohead's fourth album nearly broke up the band but the album ultimately saved them and the notion of rock, itself.

Album of the Month: Beastie Boys ‘Paul’s Boutique’

The New York City trio relocate to Los Angeles to record their sophomore effort that ultimately won over the critics, Miles Davis and Chuck D.

Album of the Month: Aphex Twin ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’

Listening to Richard D James' debut album reminds us how far ahead of his time he was (and still is!).

Album of the Month: Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’

The new 'golden era' line-up prove that devastation leads to writing one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

Album of the Month: The Smiths ‘Meat is Murder’

It may not be their most famous album, but it is the album that showed that The Smiths were capable of becoming one of the best bands ever.

Album of the Month: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young ‘Déjà Vu’

The band members may have been harmony singers but inter-band relationships were not exactly harmonious, especially during the troubled making of their classic folk-rock album.

Album of the Month: Depeche Mode ‘Violator’

Depicted as pop pretty boys, Goth Gods and slighted by critics, Depeche Mode worked their way to becoming the world’s biggest electronic band with their seventh studio album.

Album of the Month: Thelonious Monk ‘Brilliant Corners’

The legendary composer and pianist tackled one of his most complex recordings and pushed his band to the limit on this pinnacle of postwar jazz.

Album of the Month: Neutral Milk Hotel ‘In the Aeroplane Over...

How Jeff Mangum became inspired by Anne Frank's 'Diary of a Young Girl' and turned it into a modern classic.

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