Mural of Stevie Wonder in Detroit. Stevie Neavling

Tammi Terrell, Gary Byrd, George Michael (but Stevie Wonder really)

Lauryn Hill. By Città di Parma —

Wild Nothing, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Dinner Party

1. Wild Nothing, “Our Composition Book”, 2010

MF DOOM/King Geedorah. Flickr@Kmeron.

King Geedorah, Garfield Fleming, Dry Cleaning

1. King Geedorah, “I Wonder”, 2013

The story of the scandals and mystery behind the biggest selling album never released

The most expensive record ever sold inside a silver and diamond encrusted box, Wikicommons.

“A Basket of Roses”, used as the artwork for New Order’s Power Corruption & Lies,

Public Service Broadcasting, New Order, Donny Hathaway.

Made Kuti,

Billy Stewart, Your Old Droog, Made Kuti

Jackson Sisters — Jackson Sisters (

And 3 Other Classic Albums That Never Made It

Jackson Sister — Jackson Sisters (1976)

Free Your Mind by Amnesty. Source: Amnestyfunk on Bandcamp

Amnesty, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Vibrations.

A decade-defining hit with a history of iconic deaths, underground movements, and Oscar-winning failures.

Soft Cell’s Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret album, containing “Tainted Love”. Source: Classic Pop Magazine

A top-selling failure

Sleaford Mods. Source: New Noise Magazine.

Sleaford Mods, JGrrey and Maribou State ft Khruangbin

Oliver Norris

Music discovery, connections and history.

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