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The stories behind classic albums from the 21st century.

Modern Classic: Built to Spill ‘Perfect from Now On’

Our latest Modern Classic blog comes from CAS Chicago's Sam Willett. This time he looks at Built to Spill's 'Perfect from Now On'.

Modern Classic: The Bug ‘London Zoo’

Owen Thomas Jones reveals why he thinks Kevin Martin's third LP as The Bug remains a foreboding premonition of the last year's political climate.

Modern Classic: Interpol ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’

Our latest Modern Classic blog comes from Emma Willibey as she takes a look back at Interpol's 'Turn On The Bright Lights'.

Modern Classic: Rustie ‘Glass Swords’

Owen Jones returns with another look at a Modern Classic, this time Rustie is under the spotlight.

Modern Classic: ‘Burial’ Burial

Owen Jones looks back at Burial's eponymous debut album as it turns ten years old.

Forgotten Classic: Dinosaur Jr ‘You’re Living All Over Me’

Our latest Forgotten Classic looks back at Dinosaur Jr's 1987 alt-rock masterpiece 'You're Living All Over Me'.

Modern Classic: American Football ‘American Football’

A powerful and essential album of the emo genre that cues meditation, sadness, belonging, and triumph into nine songs.

Forgotten Classic: Refused ‘The Shape of Punk to Come’

Is this album a bonafide classic like Ornette Coleman's 'The Shape of Jazz to Come'? Our blog winner Paul Strangeway thinks so...

Forgotten Classic: Pages ‘Pages’

Libby Cudmore, author of 'The Big Rewind', unearths a forgotten classic that would be the perfect soundtrack to setting sail into the sunset.

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