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Modern Classics

The stories behind classic albums from the 21st century.

Modern Classic: The Roots ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ with Joe Lapan

Emphasising sparse jazz grooves and an improvisational approach, Do You Want More?!!!??! is perhaps the greatest display of jazz and hip hop combined.

Modern Classic: Oneohtrix Point Never ‘R Plus Seven’

A closer look at one of the definitive electronic albums of the 2010s.

Modern Classic: The Streets ‘Original Pirate Material’

The story behind a cult classic that offered an outsider's perspective on UK rap.

Modern Classic: FKA Twigs ‘LP1’

A look back at FKA Twigs striking 2014 debut.

Modern Classic: Arcade Fire ‘Funeral’

A closer look at the Canadian band's gamechanging 2004 debut album.

Modern Classic: Flying Lotus ‘Cosmogramma’

Discover the story behind Steven Ellison's genre-defying 2010 masterpiece.

Modern Classic: Vampire Weekend ‘Vampire Weekend’

As the band prepare the release of their new album, we look back to their striking, colourful debut.

Modern Classic: Quasimoto ‘The Unseen’

Exploring the iconic debut of hiphop's colourful anti-hero.

Modern Classic: Julianna Barwick ‘The Magic Place’

Examining the otherworldly, hymnal power of Julianna Barwick's 2011 masterpiece.

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