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20 Greatest British Songs of 2013

The best year in ages for British music? It sure seems that way. Adele‘s general absence (outside of her Oscar win) from stages and radio stations may have taken focus off the U.

Brits with Birthdays: Felicitations Are Due Benedict Cumberbatch, and Others

Busy, busy Benedict Cumberbatch needs to make time in his busy schedule this Friday, July 19, to mark his 37th birthday.

The Brit List: 10 Greatest British Songs of 2012

Note: this is not a subjective list made by two members of the Anglophenia writing team. This is a statement of scientific fact.

The Great British Songbook #5: ‘Rent’

Whenever a hoary old rock star decides to cover a bunch of old Cole Porter tunes, in evening dress with the bow tie undone, there’s an element of self-gentrification going on. “I’m not just the bloke who sang the song ...

Five Great British Gentleman Singers

The British Gentleman Singer is a unique beast. Part peacock, part librarian, he exists in a strange world where being the beefiest, brawniest man in the room won’t necessarily get you all the girls.

Music Roundup: Are the Libertines Are Over?

In the new issue of NME, Carl Barat reveals that the future of The Libertines isn’t looking too bright.

Music Roundup: Glasvegas ‘Shine Like Stars’ Once Again

Glasvegas has experienced a helluva lot since issuing their critically-acclaimed eponymous debut nearly three years ago. The raucous set charted at No.

Music Roundup: The Bewitching Brilliance of Esben and the Witch

We fell madly for Esben and the Witch‘s goth-tinged soundscape upon hearing the eerie “Marching Song” last fall. And this week, the Brighton, England trio finally brings their long-awaited debut album, Violet Cries, to ...

Music Roundup: Coldplay Rejoin Brian Eno for ‘Concept’ Album

When Coldplay frontman Chris Martin visited BBC Radio 1 earlier this month, he revealed that the band’s long-awaited fifth LP could be their “last big shot”.

Roundup: Cheryl Cole Debuts Her ‘Promise’ Ring

Can we all agree that the world belongs to Cheryl Cole right now? The foxy brunette beat malaria and her very public divorce to footballer Ashley Cole is officially behind her.