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Get in the mood for your favourite album through listening to it’s musical inspirations and it’s legacy on our monthly playlists.

De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ Musical Lead-Up...

De La Soul changed the game with 3 Feet High and Rising proving that hip-hop was more than just rapping about the streets, taking inspiration from pop, soul, disco, and even country music.

Grateful Dead ‘American Beauty’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Listen to the artists that were buddies with the Grateful Dead during this era including Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, Earth Opera and more...

Grace Jones ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Described as “a biography” in its liner notes, Slave to the Rhythm spans a broad sonic range, incorporating elements of funk, r&b, and go-go.

Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Duke Ellington, The Crusaders, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Joan Baez and more to whet your appetite before listening to Mitchell's seventh studio album.

The Roots ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ Legacy Playlist

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

R.E.M. ‘Automatic for the People’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

This playlist both whets the appetite and gives musical context before listening to R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People. It features bands that inspired R.E.M....

The Roots ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Check out our playlist including Jean Carn, Minnie Ripperton, Double Trouble, Mountain, Biz Markie and more.

Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’ Legacy Playlist

Inspiring genres from hip-hop to prog rock and artists such as Afrika Bambaata, The Egyptian Lover, The Normal, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Depeche Mode. Kraftwerk are without doubt one of the most influential groups in history.

Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

As the title suggests, this album successfully blends the boundaries between human and robot to the point where it's unclear quite exactly what Kraftwerk are. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the sound of 'The Man-Machine'

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