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

Miles Davis ‘In A Silent Way’ Musical Lead Up Playlist

Take a step back in the deep jazzy sounds of the sixties with Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Benny Carter, Chick Corea and many more.

The Story of Sade ‘Stronger Than Pride’

"Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people." Sade

The Story of Sonic Youth ‘Daydream Nation’

The album that brought grunge to the mainstream and paved the way for 'alternative rock' acts like Pixies, Nirvana, Mudhoney and more.

The Story of Blondie ‘Parallel Lines’

“The only place left for rock to go is toward more girl stars. There's nothing left for men to do. There's bound to be more male stars, but they can't express anything new.” - Debbie Harry

Blondie ‘Parallel Lines’ Legacy Playlist

Influencing fashion, music and more, Blondie's influence can still be heard today.

The Story of Jane’s Addiction ‘Nothing’s Shocking’

"Jane's took that classic rock ‘n' roll and metal that Dave and Steve were into and mixed it with Velvet Underground, Iggy and Bowie. We had such an extensive vocabulary to draw from... It was like a science experiment." - Perry Farrell

The Story of Sigur Rós ‘Ágætis Byrjun’

“When you’re in Iceland, you’re just so isolated. But it was a really good time to grow up and play in a band. The only thing you did was just play with your friends and have fun. If you do that and are honest, then probably good things come to you.”

The Story of Public Enemy ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions...

If The Velvet Underground were punk’s DIY flashpoint, Public Enemy was undoubtedly the hip hop equivalent. This album is a vital artery of contemporary counter-culture in rap and beyond.

The Story of LCD Soundsystem ‘Sound Of Silver’

A modern classic that defined early 21st century New York City.

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