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Past Albums Of The Month

Discover the stories behind our past Albums of the Month with links to playlists, interviews and more.

Album Of The Month: Steely Dan ‘Aja’

Steely Dan's audiophile classic 'Aja' is our first album of the month in 2018. Learn the story behind the band in our Album of the Month Blog.

Album of the Month: Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’

Our final album of the year is Dr. Dre's controversial landmark g-funk LP 'The Chronic', which redefined the popular potential of the hip-hop form.

Album of the Month: Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie’

Plenty of musicians profess political and social ideals, but few follow through with the dedication that Fela Kuti had. We explore our November albums of the month 'Gentleman' and 'Zombie.'

Album of the Month: The Strokes ‘Is This It’

With a raw, fast paced, unforgiving sound The Strokes burst onto the scene in 2001 with 'Is This It' and were instantly hailed as the saviours of rock. The album would go on to be recognised as one of the most important albums of the noughties.

Album of the Month: Björk ‘Homogenic’

The story behind the album that was both a healing process for the traumatised artist and her most experimental LP to date.

Album of the Month: Michael Jackson ‘Off the Wall’

Off The Wall wasn’t Michael’s first solo album, but it was the opportunity to start from scratch--to put the Motown years and childhood star behind and become arguably the greatest performer in history.

Album of the Month: Kraftwerk ‘Trans-Europe Express’

One of the most significant works in the Kraftwerk canon celebrates a European identity and reflects upon authenticity.

Album of the Month: The Rolling Stones ‘Exile on Main St.’

In the face of adversity and a self-imposed exile, the world's longest-running rock n' roll band produce their most expansive work and one of the best LPs.