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45 Years Ago: Bill Withers Takes Another Step Forward With ‘Still Bill’

Sussex
Sussex

'Still Bill,' the former factor worker's followup to 'Just As I Am,' follows the same simple style.

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35 Years Ago: Blondie Close Out Their First Era With ‘The Hunter’

Chrysalis Records
Chrysalis Records

Always a band in search of new sounds, Blondie's 1982 album holds up well despite its lackluster performance on the charts.

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45 Years Ago: Funkadelic’s Funk Gets Heavier on ‘America Eats Its Young’

Westbound Records
Westbound Records

Funkadelic removed the psychedelic rock in favor of heavier grooves for 1972's 'America Eats Its Young.'

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Radiohead Slows Down on ‘The Tourist’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

Radiohead were just about to finish sessions for 'OK Computer' when they decided to record one last track.

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Radiohead Started Out ‘Lucky’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

In a way, 'OK Computer' began before Radiohead even realized what was going on. 'Lucky' predated the sessions, but ended up being the perfect fit for the album.

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Louis Armstrong Suffocates the Beach Boys on ‘No Surprises’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

As opposed to 'OK Computer' tracks where ugly lyrics match ugly sounds, “No Surprises” meets Thom Yorke’s despondent words with the record’s prettiest moments.

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Radiohead Uses a String Section to Go ‘Climbing Up the Walls’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

On some 'OK Computer' tracks Radiohead were trying to emulate “The White Album." But on this song, the band wanted to be the opposite of the Beatles.

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‘Electioneering’ Puts Radiohead on the Campaign Trail: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

Capitol
Capitol

Radiohead has never been shy about sharing their political opinions. On "Electioneering," they saw themselves as politicians... almost.

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10 Years Ago: Wilco Bounce Back From Difficult Times With the Comfy ‘Sky Blue Sky’

Nonesuch
Nonesuch

For Wilco, 'Sky Blue Sky' was like starting over.

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Writer’s Block and Unsettled Thoughts Inform Radiohead’s ‘Fitter Happier': The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

W.A.S.T.E.
W.A.S.T.E.

"Fitter Happier" serves as the manifesto of Radiohead's 'OK Computer,' even if Thom Yorke disavows the lyrics now.

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