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Rage Against The Machine: Evil Empire

Killing in The Name was a kick in the teeth when I first saw it performed live on The Word (one of many memorable performances on that car crash show) and the eponymous debut album of Rage Against The Machine was definitely a statement and did what it said on the tin…

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Marina & The Diamonds: Family Jewels

Good grief this is a good album. First encountered Mowgli’s Road when it went a bit viral for being an interesting video but the song is so interesting I had to have more…

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The Prodigy: Fat of The Land

1997? I remember being a student in Glasgow and the posters going up for this and the first tracks coming out and it feeling like a good time to be alive for music…

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Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine

I think my first encounter with Fiona Apple was hearing about her new album, Extraordinary Machine, which had been leaked onto teh internets alongside rumours that her vision was being squashed by evil record label executives who refused to release it, or something along those lines, so of course I had to download it from Napster or whatever was in vogue at the time and I loved it…

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Avenue Q

Back in the day I saw Avenue Q twice, once in London, once in Edinburgh. It was hilarious and a good time was had by all. Relistening to the songs on their own, 17 years later and…

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

There’s a joy after listening to loads of new music to stumbling across older classics lying around. I’m not sure I’ve ever listened to Blood Sugar Sex Magik since High School, when I was not a fan, thought it was shit, to be honest.