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193. The Who – Live at Leeds

193. The Who – Live at Leeds

As I get into my forties, one of the more depressing signposts of middle-aged obsolescence is the plethora of “Deluxe Editions” and “20th Anniversary releases of my favourite albums. Still, there are some treats to be had. “In Utero” and “The Downward Spiral” had...
192. Ananda Shankar – Ananda Shankar

192. Ananda Shankar – Ananda Shankar

Even if the sound has become a curry house cliché, there’s always been something quite joyous about the sound of a sitar. It was the dawn prayer of the Beatles going somewhere interesting on “Norwegian Wood (This bird has flown)” and something that Ravi Shankar would...
191. Nick Drake – Bryter Later

191. Nick Drake – Bryter Later

Ah Nick Drake, short-lived patron saint of Emo… That we often think about Nick Drake in bleak terms is sad in itself, a reflection of his most famous and tragic work, Pink Moon. It’s sad, because there was a time where, despite his demons, he glowed with potential,...