Articles Tagged 'JLS'

Boybands

Who Were the British Versions of Your Favorite Boybands?

There’s no love as profound or as abiding as a first love. This is the secret fuel that keeps the engine of pop music ticking along, and it is not to be derided. Boybands know this, and they also know that the trick to a truly lasting appeal (and this has been true since the […]

Welcome To The First All-British Top 5 Since 2007

It’s been a while since we did a chart roundup, mainly because our charts and your charts look pretty much identical from one end of the year to the next, but it seemed important to mark this, the first time the British Singles Top 5 has been peopled entirely by British performers (bar one guest […]

The 5 Most Annoying British Songs of 2010

BBC America viewers voted, and these are the most annoying songs from British acts in 2010. Anglophenia contributor Fraser McAlpine gives his take on these torturous tunes. Duffy in “Well Well Well” There’s a knack to creating a truly annoying song. It has to be relatively close to being a very good song, but with […]

POLL: The Most Annoying British Songs of 2010

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, including one track that Anglophenia music writer Fraser McAlpine dubs “less a song, more […]

Roundup: A New BBC Film Role for ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith

Doctor Who star Matt Smith is a man of many roles and coming up shortly is his performance in the BBC television drama, Christopher and His Kind. The 90-minute film is based on British-American novelist Christopher Isherwood's autobiography of the same title, and Smith will portray Isherwood. Our favorite Time Lord recently chatted with the […]