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

The Story of Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’

“It is not addressed to white people - it does not put you down in any way, it simply ignores you… For my people need all the inspiration and love they can get.” Nina Simone.

The Story of Interpol ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’

"We were holding the cards to a certain message that was about to become relevant." Carlos Dengler.

The Story of Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’

“I got interested in moving away from the hit department, to the art department." - Joni Mitchell

The Story Of Neil Young ‘After The Gold Rush’

"When I look out the window, the first thing that comes to my mind is the way this place looked a hundred years ago.” Neil Young

The Story of R.E.M. ‘Automatic for the People’

To understand R.E.M.’s rise from an underground band with a cult following to international pop stardom, you need to understand their relationship with college...

The Story of Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’

'We cannot play science fiction music on the guitar - It’s an instrument that was invented in the middle ages in Spain. So, when we want do the spirit of today you have to choose the medium of today to do it." - Ralf Hutter

The Story of the Grateful Dead ‘American Beauty’

“For me, it was one of those things where I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life making records that are too f–ing weird for anybody to listen to." Jerry Garcia.

The Story of The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’

Watch the steps. Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise.

The Story of Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’

"It seems to capture every generation. Everybody loves the sunshine – except Dracula.” Roy Ayers

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