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Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole

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Second album from Tom and Ed, Dig Your Own Hole was preceded by the single release of the Noel Gallagher led tune Setting Sun . Featuring their, by now  signature big beat, electronica sound, it was a bigger and bolder move than on their debut Exit Planet Dust. Dropping vocals from Keith Murray on Elektrobank…

Blind Faith – Blind Faith

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As super-groups go, Blind Faith certainly fitted the bill and this their self titled 1969 album featured a cover which courted a fair bit of controversy. Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker after disbanding Cream got together with Family’s Ric Grech and Steve Winwood (Traffic, Spencer Davis Group) to form the band and wrapped it all…

Pixies – Doolittle

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Released on this day – 18th April – 1989, the second studio album from the Boston act Pixies was entitled Doolittle. Shaping an already established 4AD record label into one of the shining lights in alternative music, Black Francis, Kim Deal, David Lovering and Joey Santiago helped make this one of the most influential rock…

Kraftwerk – The Man Machine – Die Mensch Maschine

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Die Mensch Maschine, or The Man Machine was the seventh studio release from German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. Released in May 1978 it features two of the groups most well know compositions ‘The Robots‘ and the crossover hit ‘The Model‘. Recorded at the groups very own Kling Klang studios this release is among many a fans…

The Velvet Underground and Nico

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Known as The Velvet Underground and Nico (often refered to as Andy Warhol or Banana) this debut album is widely recognised as the starting point for many alternative music styles, and it’s influence can be seen in acts as diverse as My Bloody Valentine,Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain to others like The Pastels,…

David Bowie – Aladdin Sane

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Ziggy, David, Major Tom, Thomas Jerome Newton, The Thin White Duke. You know them all, you also know the albums covers, iconic in many ways, classic sleeves for Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, The Man Who Sold The World and this gem from 1973, Aladdin Sane. Released after the massive success of The Rise and Fall…

DJ Shadow – Endtroducing

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On the MoWax label from 1996, DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing LP marked Turntablisms move into the big time, sampling and vinyl destruction were brought to the fore and the nations celebrated in revival of ‘crate digging’. The cover depicts, a sadly fading, scene of folk browsing and leafing through the vinyl in a big store. In…

Sonic Youth – Goo

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Goo from Sonic Youth arrived fully formed in June 1990 and was wrapped in a brilliant slice of pulp, pop, comic art.  Artist Raymond Pettibon‘s illustration is reportedly based on a paparazzi snap of witnesses Maureen Hindley and her first husband on their way to the Moors Murders trial in 1966. This was the bands…

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

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Just in time for it’s 35th Anniversary, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album cover re-done in plain old pen. Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks create a striking poise, with his foot on the stool and those ‘plums’ a dangling whilst she drapes a ballerinas leg over his. The band have invited people to recreate the scene on…

Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back

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Yeaaaaaahhhh Boyyyyyyy! Public Enemy’s second release from 1988 is a quintessential hip hop classic which catapulted Chuck D, Hank Shocklee, Terminator X and Flavor Flav into the global spotlight. Featuring Bring The Noise, Black Steel (In the Hour of Chaos), Night of the Living Baseheads, Rebel Without a Pause and Don’t Believe The Hype, this…