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40 From 40: 1975

5 days ago
*The* 1975, because pop SEO has to work in STN's favour at some time. The year of Rollermania, Whispering Grass, Sailing and the UK's best selling album being The Best of the Stylistics. Disco took off with plentiful American number ones and ... more info

40 From 40: 1989

9 days ago
You know we always fill this part up by talking about how the year in question is transitional or misleading? It's not quite reflected here because of time, place, the best work coming in the previous two or three years and the ageing process as ... more info

STN recommends: 19/4/17

11 days ago
Because remember: NEW MUSIC DOES NOT STOP. christian fitness - slap bass hunksPlease refer to yesterday's post. Waxahatchee - SilverKatie Crutchfield returns with a meaningful guitar crunch that harkens back to the days when we called this kind o... more info

STN recommends: 18/4/17

12 days ago
Christian Fitness - Bees ModeReminder of STN policy: you don't write about Christian Fitness songs, you let them happen. Seems the next album's going to be called Slap Bass Hunks. Girlpool - It Gets More BlueWhen we first met Cleo and Harmony... more info

40 From 40: 2009

13 days ago
As promised when we did 1970 on Good Friday, the other end of our forty-year spectrum and a list notably more biased than most, even if its span is only the last five years, towards what STN was writing about at the time anyway. The Big Pink were the... more info

40 From 40: 1970

15 days ago
40 From 40 refers, as you've likely forgotten, to forty tracks from each of forty years, and this extended weekend we're going to tick off the alpha and omega of our chosen timeframe. 1970 first, a year when the 1960s hadn't quite finishe... more info

40 From 40: 2004

18 days ago
2004 was a year when things were upturned. Britney got married twice, the first cracks in that impregnable facade, though this was also the year of Toxic so nobody pried too deeply yet. That clearly wasn't something going to be afforded to Pete D... more info

STN recommends: 10/4/17

19 days ago
Feist - CenturyLeslie Feist has described Pleasure, released on the 28th, as an attempt at a more raw, guileless recording session. You can well believe that on the evidence of this, tightly wound and meaningfully sparse. With martial drums and unclu... more info

40 From 40: 1986

23 days ago
Number twelve of forty - see the previous post for those so far - covers an interesting year. Nostalgia kicked in, one week in June featuring six coevrs or reissues in the top ten. After the previous year's Live Aid increased press coverage meant... more info

STN recommends: 5/4/17

25 days ago
Yr Poetry - These Are Not The Days Of Our LivesFor the course of 2017 sometime side project Yr Poetry is what Alexei and Junior of Johnny Foreigner are concentrating on. One Night Alive, is the first of three EPs promised this year, pay what you want... more info

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