Wednesday August 12, 2020

Albums of the week

5th February, 2017

For many teens and 20-somethings in 1996, the marketing campaign for the original Trainspotting was unforgettable: the bold orange posters, images of its energetic, stylish young cast – and, built into the film’s fabric, an outstanding soundtrack. That album’s perfectly balanced mix of classic (Iggy, Eno, Lou Reed) and contemporary (Underworld, Leftfield, Elastica) cool was inspired and groundbreaking – often imitated but seldom matched. All of which, like the accompanying film, gives its sequel a...

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