Rough Trade Essential

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Rough Trade Essential

Rough Trade Essential: Goth Before Goth

The likes of Bauhaus, The Sisters of Mercy and The Cure summoned the darkness inside all of us through cold industrial sounds, gruesome imagery and lots…

Rough Trade Essential

Rough Trade Essential: Women In Music

Essential albums on vinyl by inspirational women - from the earliest pioneers to contemporary icons. Discover The Slits, Erykah Badu, Grimes, Big Thief, Lauryn Hill and many more...…

Rough Trade Essential

Rough Trade Essential: East Coast Hip Hop

"Now honeys play me close like butter play toast / From the Mississippi down to the East Coast"A mix of slick rhymes, conscious lyrics and club…

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In Profile: De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising

"De La Soul told you the nineties were going to be very different to the eighties."Bob Stanley Psychedelic, undeniably funky and underpinned by elements of…

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In Profile: William Onyeabor

"He always made sure he got the outcome he wanted, whether it was by asking something outright, or by playing these invisible chess moves. It was…

Rough Trade Essential

Rough Trade Essential: Debut Albums

We all have to start somewhere. From solo breakthroughs to classics, from fresh-faced but soon-to-become mainstays. Here are 20 Rough Trade Essential debut albums that should…