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The 50 Best Post-Punk Albums Ever

The 50 Best Post-Punk Albums Ever

Explore 50 of the most brilliant, impactful, innovative, and controversial albums of the classic post-punk era, the reverberations of which will be felt for generations.

‘Live 80-81’ Is Testimony to How Hot This Heat Were on Stage

‘Live 80-81’ Is Testimony to How Hot This Heat Were on Stage

Released in 2006, this live LP documents This Heat as a formidable live rock presence.

This Heat’s ‘Made Available’ Is a Near Perfect BBC Sessions LP

This Heat’s ‘Made Available’ Is a Near Perfect BBC Sessions LP

Refusing to colour within the lines, This Heat presented new and radically revised work on this 1996 compilation.

This Heat’s Posthumous ‘Repeat / Metal’ EP of 1993 Took Extended Play Literally

This Heat’s Posthumous ‘Repeat / Metal’ EP of 1993 Took Extended Play Literally

Years before rock bands regularly crafted songs of this length, This Heat presented 40 minutes of music in just two songs.

1981’s ‘Deceit’ Is This Heat’s Defining Statement and a Chilling Document of the Nuclear Age

1981’s ‘Deceit’ Is This Heat’s Defining Statement and a Chilling Document of the Nuclear Age

This Heat's last statement prior to their dissolution, Deceit saw the trio continuing to plot a path that harkened to other sounds of the moment, while remaining thoroughly unique.

This Heat Remade the Rock Song Template on 1980’s “Health and Efficiency”

This Heat Remade the Rock Song Template on 1980’s “Health and Efficiency”

Now available on digital formats, This Heat made what might have been a casual release into a statement of pure ambition.

1979’s ‘This Heat’ Remains a Lodestone for Avant-Rock Adventure

1979’s ‘This Heat’ Remains a Lodestone for Avant-Rock Adventure

On their self-titled debut, available for the first time on digital formats, This Heat delivered an all-time classic stitched together from several years of experiments.

Wearing the Wrong Clothes: An Interview with Punk-Hippie Alig Fodder

Wearing the Wrong Clothes: An Interview with Punk-Hippie Alig Fodder

Front man of shape-shifting post-punk act Family Fodder talks about the early days, the songwriting process, and how an unbridled fashion sense may have kept them out of the limelight.
Lifetones: For a Reason

Lifetones: For a Reason

After his band This Heat came to an end, Charles Bullen saw signs of imminent destruction all around him. This six-song record is a chronicle of that time.

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