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Modern Classics

The stories behind classic albums from the 21st century.

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.

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'

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