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Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation

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  Second studio album from The Prodigy, Music For The Jilted Generation saw them taking their rave blueprint and getting the beats in. Ahead of their genre busting Fat Of The Land smasher which followed, the ground work is definitely put down on this one. Released in 1994 Liam Howlett and company banged a bus…

Tom Waits – Mule Variations

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Mr Tom Waits steps right up with his 1999 album Mule Variations. It was his twelfth studio album and his first on the Anti label and was widely regarded as a classic on release, taking the organised chaos of Bone Machine mixed with his unique takes on backwood blues, hints of beatnik-ness and masterful songwriting.…

Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

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Norman Cook’s second full length under the Fatboy Slim guise, released in 1998, ‘You’ve Come A Long Way Baby’ was preceeded by the single ‘The Rockafeller Skank‘ and the album also featured the smash ‘Praise You‘ featuring the famous Spike Jonze video. The Ex-Housemartin has had numerous projects and alter egos including Pizzaman, Cheeky Boy,…

Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill

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Game changing and heralding a new dawn in Hip Hop, 1986 saw the debut album from the Beastie Boys arrive and shake up the world. Licensed to Ill was packed with what would become the groups staple in beat and rhymes.  ‘Hold it Now, Hit It‘, ‘She’s Crafty‘, ‘No Sleep ’til Brooklyn‘ and the massive…

Neil Young – After The Gold Rush

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From the year 1970, After The Gold Rush was Neil Young’s Third studio album following Neil Young and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (with Crazy Horse) and saw a blend of country folk tunes and the rockin’ Southern Man. As with most of his early work it’s packed with a plethora of amazing songs including…

Bob Marley and the Wailers – Babylon By Bus

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  Bob Marley and the Waileys bring this live set from 1978 to the collection of hand drawn album covers. Comprising of recordings mostly from the Pavillion de Paris concerts takingplace over three nights on the Kaya album tour. It features a whole host of classic tunes including ‘Punky Reggae Party’. ‘Exodus’, ‘Rat Race’, ‘Stir…

Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline

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It’s the 9th studio release from Mr Zimmerman and surprisingly the first in the Hand Drawn series. Released in 1969 the albums steely, country twang is no better set off than on the cover with Bob holding his guitar and tipping his hat, in a cheery, welcoming way, ‘come on y’all’. It features ‘Peggy Day’…

Beck – Odelay

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Devils Haircut,  The New Pollution,  Jack-Ass and Where It’s At are just four of the tracks on this landmark album, released from Beck Hansen, way back in1996. Odelay was a massive commercial success as an album, topping many an end of year poll and scooping critical and fan adoration across the board. Expertly blending indie,…

NWA – Straight Outta Compton

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Released in 1998, the debut from the California crew N.W.A. is a landmark Hip Hop album, produced by Dr Dre and DJ Yella, Straight Outta Compton heralded a new dawn in West Coast Hip Hop. Out on Eazy-E‘s own Ruthless Records, it’s touted as being the genesis of gangsta rap, E on the cover brandishing…

Liz Phair – Exile In Guyville

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One of my favourites here, following some early praise for her Girly Sound tapes Liz Phair released her debut album on Matador records way back in June 1993 (which means it’s nearly 20 years ago…yikes). Taking it’s title cue from the Rolling Stones album ‘Exile In Guyville‘ was praised by press and fans alike and…