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Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures (1979) It’s worth having a listen to what Joy Division – as Warsaw, mainly – released prior to this. There’s a similar transformation to what happened to My Bloody Valentine a decade later. Honest, simple music in the prevailing style (punk for Joy Division, post punk/goth for MBV) without indicating anything […]
Short intro: the first ten albums look to be a fair indicator of the breadth of styles across the Seventies. I didn’t really intend it that way, but from Todd Rundgren to Wire is quite a journey (not as big a journey as, say, King Crimson to the Slits, but big enough). Unlike the Nineties, […]
Todd Rundgren: Something/Anything? (1972) This is a fine example of what was going on in the Seventies. To listen to it now is to wonder how it wasn’t a massive hit – it’s assured, it’s hyper-accessible, the songs implant themselves in your mind. And yet it barely made a ripple. It just had too […]