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Amy Winehouse - The Collection

Spotlight: Amy Winehouse – The Collection

by Ross Horton

Two collections pay homage to a singular talent which stands alone in the grand pantheon of British icons: our greatest soul star, and our most relatable broken heart

Dire Straits: brothers in AOR

by Graeme Marsh

Graeme Marsh makes the forgotten case for gazillion-selling AOR as Mark Knopfler and co’s back catalogue gets the deluxe reissue treatment

Mort Garson: unearthing electronica’s unexplained pioneer

by Matt Cotsell

The late Canadian auteur’s work melding baroque exotica with watery synth squeaks and galactic drones is reassessed with three reissues and a previously unreleased compilation

Motörhead – Ace Of Spades (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

by Ross Horton

This reissue’s kitchen sink approach to an album which laid the foundations for a whole decade of heavy metal is only fitting

The Style Council’s Mick Talbot: “It was a very liberating thing” ...

by Ben Hogwood

Marking the release of the band’s career retrospective Long Hot Summers: The Story Of The Style Council, the band’s co-founder reflects on beginnings, endings and timely reappraisals

Michael Rother – Solo II

by Ross Horton

The German experimentalist shines a light on his solo work with a new box set, and unveils a standalone new album, Dreaming

This Music Made Me: Juanita Stein

by musicOMH

The sometime Howling Bells leader marks the release of new album Snapshot with a tour through the albums that have influenced her most

William Basinski: “These are my lamentations about the shit that’s been going o...

by Matt Cotsell

The avant-garde composer on new album Lamentations, his jazz project Sparkle Division, the effects of being unable to tour, and cultivating a rich domestic life

This Music Made Me: This Is The Kit

by musicOMH

Ahead of her fifth album Off Off On’s release, Kate Stables mined her music memory for the albums that have influenced her most

Do It Any Way You Wanna: An Introduction to Patrick Cowley

by Matt Cotsell

The sonic equivalent of opening a bottle of amyl nitrate, Cowley’s work shone a light on the multifaceted aspects of queer self-hood

Spotlight: Spoon – Slay On Cue

by Ross Horton

The chance to relive the journey, or experience it for the first time – and discover if they’re one of the most underrated bands in the world

Spotlight: Ultravox – Vienna

by Graeme Marsh

A 40th anniversary box set charts a band’s shift from cult status to stardom. Graeme Marsh examines what exactly changed

Spotlight: New Order – Power, Corruption and Lies

by Graeme Marsh

With a Definitive Edition of their 1983 opus released, Graeme Marsh examines one of the best albums of the ’80s in a new light

Q&A: Kutiman

by Steven Johnson

On travelling to Tanzania for new album Wachaga, his work in film and animation, finding inspiration through location and the Israeli music scene

This Music Made Me: A Certain Ratio

by musicOMH

Marking the release of new album ACR Loco, Martin Moscrop, Jez Kerr and Donald Johnson recall the albums that influenced them most

Spotlight: Kylie Minogue – Light Years

by Nick Smith

Nick Smith casts a fond eye back to a super-successful career reinvention and some out-and-out pop classics, 20 years on

AMMAR 808: “I’m always looking for intense rhythms, I’ve always been into...

by Steven Johnson

Sofyann Ben Youssef on his India-inspired new album Global Control / Invisible Invasion, the relationship between his music and the nightclub, and his changing listening habits

This Music Made Me: Suzanne Vega

by musicOMH

The Tom’s Diner star marks the release of new album An Evening Of New York Songs And Stories by recalling the albums that have influenced her most

This Music Made Me: Everything Everything

by musicOMH

Marking the release of new album Re-Animator, the band’s picks of the music that has influenced them most

This Music Made Me: Saint Saviour

by musicOMH

Marking the release of new album Tomorrow Again, Becky Jones mines her music memory to recall the albums that have influenced her most

The Beloved’s Jon Marsh: “I watched the sun rising over Nunhead in the dist...

by Graeme Marsh

Jon Marsh talks about the background to Happiness on its 30th anniversary