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CULT ’70s: The Flamin’ Groovies – ‘Teenage Head’

Out of step with its time, The Flamin’ Groovies’ 1971 album ‘Teenage Head’ ended their first, less famous iteration with obscurity, but has become an alt-rock classic.

CULT ’70s: Nick Drake – ‘Bryter Layter’

The ornate, orchestrated folk and jazzy details of 1971’s ‘Bryter Layter’ are at odds with Nick Drake’s image and legacy, but an important part of his story.

CULT ’70s: Vashti Bunyan – ‘Just Another Diamond Day’

Selling virtually nothing on release in 1970 but having a huge influence on freak folk, Vashti Bunyan’s beautiful debut album ‘Just Another Diamond Day’ turns 50.

CULT ’70s: The Velvet Underground – ‘Loaded’

Thought of as an outlier in their discography, 1970’s ‘Loaded’ speaks to the truth that, at heart, The Velvet Underground was a pop outfit.

CULT ’70s: The Stooges – ‘Fun House’

A sour, vitriolic and pessimistic vision for the Seventies after the death of the hippie dream, The Stooges’ gritty, sleazy second album ‘Fun House’ is a proto-punk classic.

CULT ’70s: Syd Barrett – ‘The Madcap Laughs’ / ‘Barrett’

The two completed solo albums from Syd Barrett, both released in 1970, remain intriguing insights into one of English music’s most elusive figures.

CULT ’70s: Public Image Ltd. – ‘Metal Box’

Very little else rivals Public Image Ltd.’s 1979 album ‘Metal Box’ as a more complete expression of everything that post-punk could be.

CULT ’70s: Gang Of Four – ‘Entertainment!’

Razor-sharp, angry and intelligent, Gang Of Four’s 1979 debut album ‘Entertainment!’ was instrumental in laying down a template for post-punk that still endures today.

CULT ’70s: The Slits – ‘Cut’

Four decades on from its release, The Slits’ scintillating debut album ‘Cut’ still blazes a trail for women in the music industry.

CULT ’70s: Talking Heads – ‘Fear Of Music’

Turning his neuroses inwards, David Byrne and Talking Heads delivered their first proper masterpiece in 1979 with third album ‘Fear Of Music’.

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