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We’re all busy people, and the world of music appears to be churning over with ever-growing speed, so it’s beneficial to sometimes have a signpost that suggests which records from the last 12 months are worth bothering with ...
Earlier this year the British music press was full of features about the 20th anniversary of Britpop—the British musical renaissance kicked off by Suede, given shape by Blur and then puffed up beyond all recognition by Oasis. But one ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on June 12th, 2014
British music fans have a lot to thank America for, specifically in the case of Ray Davies of the Kinks.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 25th, 2014
Never mind the Beatles and their matching jackets; there has never been a rock group where the individual members displayed such preposterously different personalities as the Who.
It’s official, after at least 45 years in the business, David Bowie has finally arrived, taking the Best British Male award in the 2014 Brit Awards. It’s been a long haul—some people believed he may have just given up, ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 31st, 2014
Are you feeling naughty? Feeling like crossing a few boundaries, breaking a few taboos? Well it’s practically the weekend, why shouldn’t you?
There comes a time when you have to ask yourself: what are you for, musically speaking? Are you for artistic expression, people being allowed to create the music they want to make, singers singing the songs they want to sing, about the ...
A few months ago, we listed some of the worst British songs of all-time, but 2010 has offered up some worthy contenders to that dubious crown. Today, we present what we think are this year’s best examples of Anglo aural awfulness, ...
So, here’s how the UK Top 3 currently stands:
1: Tinie Tempah ft.
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on August 31st, 2010
Her sleepy, dispassionate voice has been compared to that of the late Karen Carpenter, and none other than Burt Bacharach has endorsed her. So how has new singer-songwriter Rumer charged the UK pop charts in a time when pop tarts like ...