From The Times…
Kendrick Lamar, Dusty Springfield, Nick Cave, Blondie: they’re all here, in Culture’s hot list of rock and pop classics…
Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan (1975)
Dylan’s lyrical sophistication and music came together in his best album, a complex account of a relationship going wrong, filled with the pain of regret and nostalgia.
Prefab Sprout (1985)
Exquisite art-pop, heart-tugging melodies and stop-you-in-your-tracks lyrics about love, loss, denial and death from Paddy McAloon, one of British pop’s unsung geniuses.
Damon Albarn’s break-up with Justine Frischmann inspires a masterpiece, sonically and lyrically fascinating throughout. The big hit was Tender; the big talking point, heroin.
Back to Black
Amy Winehouse (2006)
It made her a superstar, but propelled Winehouse even further down a dark road she had already been travelling for years. Our best tribute? To remember her for this album.
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