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Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters

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  US Jazz master, Herbie Hancock dropped Head Hunters in 1973 as his twelfth studio album. Forming a new band for the occasion, it featured a tight rhythm and blues orientated rhythm section and saw him opt out of guitar altogether, replacing it with clavinet, a defining sound on the album. Comprising of four tracks…

Janes Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual

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  señores y señoras nosotros tenemos más influencia con sus hijos que tu tiene pero los queremos… creado y regado de Los Angeles Juana’s Adicción! And there it begins, the second full studio album from Los Angeles act Jane’s Addiction broke out into a riotous start after that spoken intro into the track ‘Stop!‘ Formed…

Joni Mitchell – Clouds

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  Clouds is the second studio album from Joni Mitchell. Originally from Canada, born Roberta Joan Anderson, she rose to prominence through the early folk scene and gained fame on Reprise Records living among the Laurel Canyon scene. Stephen Stills crops up playing guitar on this one, released in 1969. The most famous track is…

Tom Waits – Blue Valentine

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  1978 saw the release of the Tom Waits album Blue Valentine. Wrapped in a sleeve containing scenes at a late night filling station, the cover depicts a downcast Tom, whilst elsewhere he’s cavorting with Rickie Lee Jones. One image also sees Chuck E Weiss of Jones’ own tune ‘Chuck E’s in Love‘. The album…

Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over the Sea

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Folk Pop of the lo-fi variety doesn’t come much greater than this lot’s second album from 1998. Neutral Milk Hotel released ‘In The Aeroplane Over the Sea‘ to initial mixed reviews. The indie press loved it, with Pitchfork lauding much praise, but the more mainstream world didn’t really know what to make of Jeff Mangum…

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,…

The Beatles – Rubber Soul

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First appearance for the The Beatles into the Hand Drawn Album Covers world with this felt pen take on Rubber Soul. The Fab Four were unstoppable at this point, album number six, released just after Help! and just before Revolver. You can see the future direction is already pretty clear on tracks like Nowhere Man,…

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man

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I’m Your Man saw Leonard Cohen delve further into the synthesised music territory touched on with his previous Various Positions LP and was released in 1988. Leading off with the classic ‘First We Take Manhattan‘ the record features a raft of brilliant songs, ‘Everybody Knows’, ‘Tower of Song‘, ‘Take This Waltz‘ and the title track itself.…

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…