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Plectrum: Title taken from The Chemical Brothers’ fourth single from their third album Surrender, released in 2000 and 1999 respectively. Design influenced by Tom Rowlands’ orange lensed glasses from early noughties photoshoots
Music: Response did not qualify for an official chart place as it contained five songs instead of three, but as it followed the storming singles ‘Hey Boy, Hey Girl’, ‘Let Forever Be’ and ‘Out of Control’, it was generally accepted that the Surrender album had already achieved considerable success.
Surrender was certified double platinum by the BPI in 2005.
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Plectrum: Design influenced by Jay Z’s classy tuxedo and title taken from a track featuring Eminem on his sixth studio album, The Blueprint.
The Blueprint is widely considered to be Jay Z’s best studio album, consisting of a unique blend of samples that had street credibility and mainstream appeal.
Kanye West would later use some of the production and sampling techniques on The Blueprint on his own solo work.
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Plectrum: Influenced by the one and only Madonna and named after her first single to debut at number one in the UK singles charts.
Having achieved multiple Guiness World Records, Madonna is the world’s top selling female artist and the most successful female recording artist of all time.
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Plectrum: Influenced by Usher and Yeah! is the first single from his fourth album Confessions, both released in 2004.
Yeah! was met with great critical acclaim for it’s groundbreaking production and is one of the fastest selling hip-hop singles in music history.
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Plectrum: Influenced by The White Stripes and their debut 7″ single, released in 1998.
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Plectrum: Influenced by French electronic duo Daft Punk, Aerodynamic is the second single from their second and best-selling album Discovery, released in 2001.
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Plectrum: Influenced by PJ Harvey and her infamous pink catsuit from Glastonbury Festival 1997, Kamikaze is a track on her fifth album, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea.
After being nominated for the Mercury Music prize several times, this album finally won her the acclaimed award in 2001.
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Plectrum: Influenced by the iconic sleeve design from the debut album by controversial punk band The Sex Pistols. This seminal punk band generated hordes of headlines during their short career, but ultimately lacked the musical talent and dedication for long-term success.
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Plectrum: Influenced by Morrissey and The Smiths, Bigmouth Strikes Again appears on the group’s third album, The Queen Is Dead.
The lyrics describe the protagonist’s frustration at being hounded by others for his comments, to which he replies “I was only joking.”