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J Dilla ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’ with Amp Fiddler

J Dilla's 'Welcome 2 Detroit' is a groundbreaking hip-hop album, blending soulful beats and eclectic samples. It showcases Dilla's production genius and pays homage to his hometown's vibrant music scene.

Flaming Lips ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’

"Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" by The Flaming Lips, released in 2002, is a genre-defying masterpiece. Its blend of ethereal lyrics and experimental electronic-rock textures showcases The Lips' innovative approach to music, making it a landmark album that pushes artistic boundaries while resonating emotionally with listeners.

Michael Jackson ‘Off The Wall’

Michael Jackson's 'Off the Wall' is a game-changing masterpiece that showcased his evolution as an artist. Released in 1979, it seamlessly blended pop, R&B, and disco, setting the stage for his iconic '80s reign. With chart-toppers like 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough,' it's a timeless classic that defines an era.

Join The Album Club with The Cure ‘Disintegration’

You can take part in our monthly online Album Club by joining our international Classic Album Sundays Community at Patreon. 

The Story of Grace Jones ‘Slave To The Rhythm’

“I can be a pain, but most of all, I can be a pleasure.” Grace Jones

The Story of Fugees ‘The Score’

"When I rap, I get to express myself in a way where putting words together is like poetry, and sometimes it's better to talk in certain expressions than sing, you know? So I love, I love to rhyme when I want to express certain things." Wyclef Jean

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‘Hopelessly In Love’ with Carroll Thompson and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Considered by many to be the greatest lovers rock album of all time, hear how it was recorded and went on to sell a million copies.

The Wailers’ ‘Burnin’ with Don Letts and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

When The Wailers recorded this album they had their eyes on a far greater prize of international attention - far from simple and not without its sacrifices. Listen to the story and music.

Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie’ with Rikki Stein and Colleen ‘Cosmo’...

Nigerian icon Fela Kuti pioneered Afrobeat and was a political and social renegade. He also led a life and had an impact that was uniquely singular. Listen to the story and music.

Supertramp’s ‘Crime of the Century’ with Ken Scott with sound by...

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Supertramp producer Ken Scott celebrate the 50th anniversary of 'Crime of the Century' in the Elgar Room of Royal Albert Hall with sound by KEF.

James ‘Gold Mother’ at Royal Albert Hall with Jim Glennie and...

Jim Glennie and Saul Davies tell the story behind their breakthrough album Gold Mother at a special Classic Album Sundays event for National Album Day.

Soweto Kinch at Spitalfields Music Festival

Soweto Kinch discusses his love for classical music and the influence it has had on his work at Spitalfields Music Festival.

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.

‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the album.

De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ Legacy Playlist

A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, Camp Lo and many more were inspired by the jazz-influenced sounds of De La Soul. Check out this playlist of music that was inspired by De La Soul.
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