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By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 23rd, 2014
The John Barry arrangement of Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme” casts a very long shadow over popular culture. It’s not just there in the 23 songs that have been picked to represent each Bond movie as it comes ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 28th, 2012
Should you find yourself overwhelmed with feelings of disgust that, say, Radiator by Super Furry Animals isn’t on this list, don’t blame me, this is the result of a poll conducted by the record shop HMV. They claim ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 10th, 2011
Once upon a time, the most efficient way to make pop music involved a guitar or two, a bass, a set of drums and some voices. You could get away with only employing three people without sacrificing the bottom end or the rhythm, but ...
This week has officially been designated as ’80s Music Week on Anglophenia. And to kick us off, here’s a brief stone-skip across the career of a band who could not be more ’80s if they tried.
Pop stars are supposed to be beings made of pure charm and sexual energy. They need a fulsome knowledge of the work of Isaac Asimov like they need tooth decay.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 19th, 2011
It was always a high-risk strategy, putting two of Britain’s best drama series up against each other on a Sunday night, especially given the plethora of means people can use to catch up with whichever one they didn’t watch ...
By MacKenzie Wilson | Posted on May 9th, 2011
On Friday night (May 6) at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan was honored for his 10-plus years of sobriety during the seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit.
By MacKenzie Wilson | Posted on April 19th, 2011
• BBC News reports that nominees for the 2011 Ivor Novello Awards have been announced.
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on October 30th, 2007
Dave Gahan is the band’s face and, usually, its voice, but songwriter Martin Gore is truly the brains behind Depeche Mode. Gore sings lead on a handful of DM songs, and my favorite is “A Question of Lust,” a ballad ...