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Understated Classics #34: Stray by Aztec Camera

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The next understated classic is “Stray” by Aztec Camera. Released in 1990, it features two hit singles and the cover’s my favourite colour: green.

Second Toughest In The Infants (Superdeluxe)

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Underworld’s second album gets a spangly remaster and a wodge of bonus tracks. Here’s my review.

Understated Classics #26: Come On Die Young by Mogwai

A review of Come On Die Young by Mogwai as part of my understated classics series of album reviews.

Understated Classics #23: “Gorgeous” by 808 State

Statistically 1 in 23, a number on a list…

My HMV Experience

In light of HMV’s recent woes, I decided to write my own experience of working for them on my high school placement about 17 years ago.

Understated Classics #9: Tiger Bay by Saint Etienne

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Motorik instrumentals, dub reggae, English folk, and balearic pop on Saint Etienne’s excellent third album Tiger Bay.

Understated Classics #8: Second Light by Dreadzone

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“Maybe I was lucky that way”.

Understated Classics #6: Arbor Bona Arbor Mala by The Shamen

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Trees are good, trees are good, trees are bad, trees are bad…

Understated Classics #2: The Sinking by The Aloof

Cover of Sinking by The Aloof

The second album in the understated classics series is Sinking by The Aloof, a moody broody record that wants you to “come on over here and have some fun”…

Understated Classics #1: Together Alone by Crowded House

Part of a series of albums I love that I don’t think are as universally acclaimed as they should be. First up: why I love Together Alone by Crowded House.