Blur – Parklife (92.5)


English alternative rock band Blur released their third album Parklife on indie label Food Records in 1994, gifting the 1990s a landmark album which cemented them into the annals of Britpop and contributed to the birth of the new subculture, Cool Britannia.  The London and Essex based four-piece, originally called Seymour before signing to Food, …

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R.E.M. – Reckoning (95)


Even though it is advertised that today’s youth-promoted social movements (such as anti-corporatism and gay rights) are solely the responsibilities of the Y-Generation, it would seem that thirty years ago, R.E.M.’s Reckoning – with band vocalist Michael Stipes’ progressive themes – uncannily predicted this “modern-civil rights” movement. Released in 1984, the same year of George…

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