Revolver laid the foundations for a never-seen-before strategy within show business, later perfected and dutifully assumed with Sgt Pepper: to record an album so complex that on-stage reproduction would be rendered impossible.

Where does one begin to talk about how seminal The BeatlesRevolver is?

By the abnormally balanced way…

Putting together an essential Bob Dylan playlist must be one of the most difficult tasks ever. With a career over half-a-century long, full of extreme highs and shameful lows, and featuring thirty-six studio albums plus countless live cuts and bootlegs, it’s virtually impossible to cover all of his work on…

Serge Gainsbourg was one of the most revolutionary composers of his time. By mixing several styles that had rarely been combined before (Jazz, Chanson, World music, Bossa Nova, Pop, Prog Rock, Reggae — to name only a few), he created some of last century’s greatest melodies, either for him or…

António Variações’ importance is felt not only music-wise, but also through the way he dared to reinvent masculinity-related concepts in a post-dictatorship Portugal, which places him among the likes of Prince and David Bowie.

There is no particular reason for putting this playlist together at this very moment; there are no special rereleases coming out (at least that I’m aware of), it’s not António’s birthday, and 2017 doesn’t mark any special anniversary of his death. …

Ana Leorne

Paris-based trilingual music journalist. fingers in other pies include film, psychology, history, politics, social dynamics, gender issues, tarot and astrology.

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