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Four undeniable classics from four of the best British bands to ever commit music to wax.

From the moment you hear the first guitar stabs on title track London Calling, you know the third album from the London “punk” band is something special. Collecting influences from punk, reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock, with subject matter included social displacement, unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood all delivered with the signature Clash energy, London Calling proved that The Clash were much more than just a punk band!

Primal Scream also broadened their musical horizons on their third record, developing their previous indie sound to include a strong house music influence as well as elements of gospel and dub. Screamadelica is “an album that transcends it’s time and influences” (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic), indeed  key single “Moving on Up”  along with the rest of the album sounds just as fresh and exciting today as it did when first released in 1991.

Also straddling the worlds of dance music and rock ‘n’ roll The Stone Roses’ eponymous debut combined rave influences with 1960’s jangle pop to dazzling effect, and in the process created one of the most critically acclaimed British albums of all time. From the unmistakable groove of “Fools Gold” to the liberal borrowing of the melody from Scarborough Fair, The Stone Roses redefined the sound of a generation. A must have album for any fan of British music.

Visceral, vital, difficult, abrasive, genius and classic; all words that can be equally and accurately used to describe The Holy Bible. Widely attributed as the best music ever made by Manic Street Preachers, and in some circles even as the best music ever made, The Holy Bible may not be the easiest listen but it is an album that should be heard by anyone with even a passing interest in guitar based music. (the version in this set is the 20th anniversary edition)

London Calling – The Clash

Screamadelica – Prima Scream

The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

Holy Bible 20 – Manic Street Preachers