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.
While some ideas could have done with being explored further, Daniel Lopatin colourfully explores his memories of radio on ‘Magic Oneohtrix Point Never’.
A smorgasbord of hip-hop, psychedelia, soul and funk, Outkast’s fourth album ‘Stankonia’ presaged the genre-blind approach to music today.
On ‘Getting Into Knives’, the 19th Mountain Goats album, John Darnielle keeps his songwriting arsenal sharpened.
A soundtrack for isolation and reflection, Kevin Morby’s latest album ‘Sundowner’ is likely to be remembered as an outlier in his discography.
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The sound of youthful idealism hitting the reality of experience, Bruce Springsteen’s epic 1980 record ‘The River’ earns every minute of its double album status.
An entrancing hybrid of Western rock and African musical traditions that appealed to the soul as well as the brain, Talking Heads’ 1980 album ‘Remain In Light’ remains a beacon of inspiration.
A masterwork of complex, multi-faceted and deeply moving dream-pop, Deerhunter’s 2010 album ‘Halcyon Digest’ was one of the decade’s most underrated records.
‘After The Gold Rush’ stands as a late entry to the Great American Songbook, properly establishing Neil Young as a solo star.