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Modern Classics

The stories behind classic albums from the 21st century.

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.

Modern Classic: Dizzee Rascal ‘Boy In Da Corner’

In our latest Modern Classic feature, Owen Jones explores a 2003 grime classic that changed UK rap forever.

Modern Classic: The Knife – ‘Shaking the Habitual’

In our latest Modern Classic feature, Owen Jones takes a look back at The Knife's final album, 'Shaking the Habitual'

Modern Classic: Actress ‘R.I.P’

Our latest Modern Classic blog comes from Owen Jones, as he takes a look back at Actress' third full-length, 'R.I.P.'

Modern Classic: Grouper ‘Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill’

Owen Jones write another amazing blog for our Modern Classic series, this time Grouper's 'Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill' is under the spotlight.

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.

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