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Twelve Essential Mancunian Albums

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Unknown Pleasures
Unknown Pleasures
"Without Joy Division, Manchester would never have reached its prominence as the UK's true musical capital."
Substance
Substance
"The best overall sample to date of Manchester's premier band. Even 16 years later, this singles collection sounds fresh."
The World Won't Listen
The World Won't Listen
"Yes, Morrissey is annoying as is his vocals. But Johnny Marr always sparkled."
Strange Times
Strange Times
"This band never really gets the credit it deserves, which it should, if only for "Swamp Thing.""
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
"I shouldn't have to make a comment about why this one is on this list."
Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches
Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches
"Yes, the Mondays weren't really that good, but for a time they did own Manchester."
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
"Sure, they are past it now, but for a time Oasis seemed poised to take over the world."
Don Solaris
Don Solaris
"The best effort from one of the world's premier electronic acts."
Twisted Tenderness
Twisted Tenderness
"Of the New Order side projects, the most musically mature effort. With Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr, you were never going to go too far wrong."
Lost Souls
Lost Souls
"At long last, a Greater Manchester band that can lay claim to being the true heirs of Joy Division/New Order."
Cohesion
Cohesion
"Just about every current Mancunian band in existence contributes a song to this charity effort."
24 Hour Party People: Music From The Motion Picture;Featuring The New Single By NE
24 Hour Party People: Music From The Motion Picture;Featuring The New Single By NE
"Or if you want to save money, buy this exemplary sample of Manchester music from 1978 to 1992 (with a few London punk inspirations thrown in)."