Album of the Month

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

The Story of Prince ‘Sign O The Times’

After disbanding The Revolution, recording and dropping the 'Camille' album and creating a triple LP masterpiece refused by Warner Brothers, Prince released one of his most classic albums.

The Story of Patti Smith ‘Horses’

The story behind the album credited with helping launch punk that fused music, poetry, art and theatre in mid-Seventies downtown Manhattan.

The Story of Radiohead ‘Kid A’

The recording of Radiohead's fourth album nearly broke up the band but the album ultimately saved them and the notion of rock, itself.

The Story of Beastie Boys ‘Paul’s Boutique’

The New York City trio relocate to Los Angeles to record their sophomore effort that ultimately won over the critics, Miles Davis and Chuck D.

The Story of Aphex Twin ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’

Listening to Richard D James' debut album reminds us how far ahead of his time he was (and still is!).

The Story of Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’

The new 'golden era' line-up prove that devastation leads to writing one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

The Story of 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.

The Story of 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.

The Story of 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.

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