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CLASSIC ’70s: David Bowie – ‘”Heroes”‘

The second of the so-called ‘Berlin trilogy’, “Heroes” is one of the most complete works of Bowie’s illustrious and varied career.

CLASSIC ’70s: Iggy Pop – ‘Lust For Life’

Housing two of his most famous hits, Iggy Pop’s second solo album ‘Lust For Life’ turned a proto-punk icon into a mainstream star.

CULT ’70s: Iggy Pop – ‘The Idiot’

Iggy Pop was on the scrapheap in the mid-1970s but, with the help of his friend David Bowie, reinvented himself with his debut solo album ‘The Idiot’, which presaged the soul of post-punk.

CLASSIC ’70s: David Bowie – ‘Low’

Arguably the most radical reinvention of David Bowie’s chameleonic career, ‘Low’ is one of the very finest artistic achievements of the 1970s.

REVIEW: Donny McCaslin – ‘Beyond Now’ (Motema Music)

‘Beyond Now’, an album dedicated to David Bowie by his ‘Blackstar’ band-leader Donny McCaslin, is musically complex but easy to follow.

FEATURE: Mercury Prize 2016 – Preview

by Ollie Rankine Now having sunk into the depths of September, music fanatics across Britain are once again engulfed by the dreary beginnings of the autumn months. Although summer is at an end with the festival season having now drawn its final breath, we are somewhat comforted by the arrival of one of Britain’s most distinguished annual music awards, the Mercury Prize. Ignoring any notion of album sales or material statistics,

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CLASSIC ’70s: David Bowie – ‘Station To Station’

by Ed Biggs Station To Station is noteworthy in Bowie’s discography in as much that it serves to represent a transition between eras, from the Ziggy Stardust… / plastic soul of the early 1970s to the experimental electronica of his so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’ of 1977-1979. We therefore catch a glimpse of the inner workings of Bowie’s psyche and creative process, and it makes for fascinating listening.

FEATURE: A David Bowie Tribute And Playlist

by Ed Biggs The passing of David Bowie, who succumbed to liver cancer at the age of 69 on January 10th, felt very much more momentous than the average passing of a rock legend. Bowie’s death feels like one of the most significant losses, not just for pop music, but for the totality of Western popular culture. Truly, no artistic voice has been heard like his since, or so fearlessly fought

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