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20 Years Ago: David Bowie Dives into Electronica on ‘Earthling’

BMG
BMG

Dotted with time-specific experiments in industrial sounds and drum-and-bass, 'Earthling' very much represents where David Bowie found himself musically at the time.

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40 Years Ago: Bryan Ferry Ditches the Covers for ‘In Your Mind’

Bryan Ferry In Your Mind
Polydor

With Roxy Music on an extended break, Bryan Ferry wrote a batch of original songs for his fourth solo LP, 'In Your Mind,' released in February 1977.

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25 Years Ago: The Afghan Whigs Get Soulful on ‘Congregation’

Sub Pop
Sub Pop

Afghan Whigs started showing off their soul influence on their third album, 'Congregation.'

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35 Years Ago: Huey Lewis and the News Get Their First Hits With ‘Picture This’

Chrysalis Records
Chrysalis Records

1982's 'Picture This,' the second album by Huey Lewis and the News, brought them their first taste of stardom.

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35 Years Ago: B-52’s, David Byrne Team Up on ‘Mesopotamia’

Mesopotamia B-52's
Warner Bros.

The B-52's agreed to have David Byrne produce their third album. But the two sides had a falling out during the sessions, which resulted in a shorter EP.

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40 Years Ago: The Runaways Prove Themselves on ‘Queens of Noise’

runaways
Mercury Records

The Runaways' second album, 'Queens of Noise,' was released in January 1977.

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15 Years Ago: Chemical Brothers Ramp Up Their Sound on ‘Come With Us’

Chemical Brothers Come With Me
Astralwerks

On their fourth album, the Chemical Brothers brought together African percussion, MIDI guitar and grown-up lyrics on 2002's 'Come With Us.'

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25 Years Ago: Lush Finally Release a Full-Length Album with ‘Spooky’

Spooky Lush
4AD

Although Lush had put out three EPs, a mini-album and a compilation by 1992, the London shoegazers released their official debut album, 'Spooky,' in 1992.

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40 Years Ago: EMI Sacks the Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols
Graham Wood, Hulton Archive

After a few rocky months, featuring only one single and lots of controversy, EMI dropped the Sex Pistols from their record contract in January 1977.

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28 Years Ago: R.E.M. Kicks Off the ‘Green’ World Tour

Frans Schellekens, Getty Images
Frans Schellekens, Getty Images

The Green tour marked many firsts for the band.

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