About Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

RIP Cilla Black: Five of Her Greatest Hits

The British singer and TV star Cilla Black died yesterday (August 2), aged 72. And tributes and quotes have been coming in from some of the many people she worked with in a 50-year career as one of the nation’s favorite …

WATCH: 10 British Actors Who Can (and Will) Dance

The British celebrities we tend to keep an eye on may carry themselves as if they’re sensitive artistes, for whom dignity is on equal footing with oxygen as a necessity for life itself, but rest assured, they’re all, without …

10 Old English Insults That Should be Band Names

Musicians, particularly those of a hipster disposition, we have an invaluable service to offer as you gather together into your various groups and ensembles. Rather than pinching the stage names of other performers and making your own, …

Ed Sheeran Joins the Cast of Gory New Medieval Drama

When it comes to casting actors for a hot new TV show, it should be fairly clear that it’s not a terrifically good idea to bring in one of the hottest (and therefore busiest) pop stars on the planet, especially if they are to have …