Album of the Month

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

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.

Album of the Month: The Clash ‘London Calling’

With their third studio album The Clash proved they were more than a punk rock band and in the same league as some of rock n' roll's finest.

Album of the Month: Pink Floyd ‘The Wall’

The encapsulated story behind Pink Floyd's rock opera about self-alienation and their biggest selling record.

Album of the Month: Boards of Canada ‘Music Has the Right...

The Boards' modern classic took hold on its audience by subtly creeping in and irrevocably lodging itself in the listener's mental faculties.

Album of the Month: Jeff Buckley ‘Grace’

For an artist that released only one studio album, an album that at the time wasn’t met with much commercial commotion, Jeff Buckley has posthumously become the bearer of a classic.

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