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CLASSIC ’70s: Neil Young – ‘After The Gold Rush’

‘After The Gold Rush’ stands as a late entry to the Great American Songbook, properly establishing Neil Young as a solo star.

CLASSIC ’70s: The Beatles – ‘Let It Be’

A much-maligned epitaph for a trailblazing career, The Beatles’ final album ‘Let It Be’ turns fifty years old.

CLASSIC ’70s: The Clash – ‘London Calling’

40 years after its release, ‘London Calling’ still stands as the album that signposted a departure from the restrictions and solipsism of first-wave punk.

CLASSIC ’70s: Pink Floyd – ‘The Wall’

Although ‘The Wall’ was an extraordinary accomplishment, Roger Waters’ masterpiece effectively signaled the end of Pink Floyd’s classic line-up.

CLASSIC ’70s: Gary Numan – ‘The Pleasure Principle’

While synthesisers had been around for a while by 1979, Gary Numan’s chilly, immersive album ‘The Pleasure Principle’ represented a Year Zero for commercially successful electronic pop.

CLASSIC ’70s: The Jam – ‘All Mod Cons’

The point at which Paul Weller’s muse kicked in to life, ‘All Mod Cons’ was the start of The Jam’s imperial phase, full of incisive social observations and razor-sharp punk.

CLASSIC ’70s: Meat Loaf – ‘Bat Out Of Hell’

Meat Loaf’s 1977 debut album ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ utterly defines a very specific and theatrical type of rock ‘n’ roll record.

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