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Oasis albums ranked

Oasis albums get ranked, usually, based on how well they stack up against Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory, their career peaks. However, this doesn’t tell the whole story of the band. In Noel Gallagher, the band had one of the best…
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Iron Maiden albums ranked

Iron Maiden is the premier action-hero heavy-metal band of all time. Unlike many of their contemporaries, ranking their albums is not easy. Yes, they’ve made plenty of classics. Yet, they keep chasing their finest hour, adding new, generally impressive material to…
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The Beatles albums ranked

It’s difficult to have the albums created by the most important band in the history of music ranked from worst to best. After all, it’s unlikely that you’ll find any band or musical artist unwilling to share their admiration for the Fab Four. Their…
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Black Sabbath albums ranked

Black Sabbath are for many, the grandparents of heavy metal. They were the first band to play slowed-down, spooky music at a ridiculous volume. Tony Iommi treated the thunderous guitar riffs with as much attention as Ozzy Osbourne’s lead vocals. Lyrics about mystical…
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Queen Albums Ranked

Queen was a band that epitomized theatricality, excess, as well as sophistication. In an era where the album format reigned supreme, Queen albums were statements of intent. They were delivered in one vision, one that combined the songwriting ability of four tremendous…
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Led Zeppelin Albums Ranked

Led Zeppelin is one of the most important, and most often copied bands in the history of rock music. This has done a lot to fill the cophers of the four British musicians. But, it has also affected their reputation. At their best, Led Zeppelin was an innovative, wildly…
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The Story of Soundgarden and 4th of July

Soundgarden was already one of the most respected bands in the Seattle area by the early 1990s. It was their album, Superunknown, that transformed them into a platinum-selling band. Singles like Black hole sun and Spoonman ay have been hits. However, deeper album cuts…
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The story of Oasis' Live Forever

Oasis managed to do with Live Forever in the U.K. what Nirvana’s Smells like teen spirit had done for Nirvana earlier in the decade. It changed the musical landscape overnight. And, they only needed some angsty lyrics and a couple of burrowed guitar riffs to it too.
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The Story of Pulp's Common People

Pulp’s Common People was an unlikely Brit-Pop anthem delivered from an unlikely source. The Jarvis Cocker fronted had released several critically-acclaimed records. But, they had to wait until 1995 for Common People to strike a chord with Britain’s working…