Articles Tagged 'Music'

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10 Albums to Watch Out For in 2016

2015 is about to dispense the very last of its available thrills, the new year’s eve party, and when that’s done, we have to face the new year with nothing but a thirst for fresh excitement and a slightly throbbing head for company. What we need is fresh music, and we need it now. So, […]

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100 Greatest British Songs of the 21st Century (So Far)

Years after Beatlemania, Duran Duran hysteria, and Britpop spread Union Jack fever around the globe, music remains one of Britain’s most lucrative exports. A new generation of British Invaders have conquered U.S. shores in this millennium, with Adele breaking sales records, Coldplay selling out arenas, and Ed Sheeran topping our charts. But which songs did […]

Personality Quiz: Which Member of Led Zeppelin Are You?

It’s a rite of passage for rock lovers everywhere, to listen to the four distinct strands of interwoven music from the hands of the four members of Led Zeppelin and wonder which one best represents your abilities and achievements (albeit on a dramatically enhanced level). Are you a Jimmy Page, standing over a bubbling cauldron […]

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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, based on bad puns—like Joanna Gruesome, Ringo Deathstarr, Dananananaykroyd and Ryan Adams*—why not trawl through some of the […]

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10 Great British Bands of the Last 10 Years

The rules of this game are very simple. We’re setting up an instant pantheon, one that stretches back over the entire timeline of Anglophenia, from its birth in 2005 to the article of dazzling wonderment you see before you today. All the bands mentioned in this list released their first music in the period from […]

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Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction

For fans of One Direction, this may not come as the biggest of surprises, but after a few weeks of uncertainty, the band have officially announced that Zayn Malik has left, leaving them to finish their world tour as a four-piece. In a message to their Facebook fans, Zane said: “My life with One Direction […]

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All Change! Mumford & Sons Abandon Banjos for New Album

See? We TOLD you they weren’t packing it in. Mumford & Sons have released details of the third album, which will be released on May 4. It’s called Wilder Mind, it’s twelve songs long and it’s the result of sessions at London’s Air Studios with Florence + the Machine producer James Ford. But that’s all […]

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5 British Stars Overlooked By the 2015 Grammys

Have you seen the full list of nominations for the Grammy awards? Have you? Eighty-three categories! Eighty-three! That’s at least seventy-five more categories than is strictly necessary for any awards ceremony, and once you consider that each one has five nominations, it because practically inconceivable that anyone who has been within shouting distance of a […]

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WATCH: Steve Coogan Stars in ‘Northern Soul’ Trailer

We just mentioned the Hoboken, NJ bar called Northern Soul in our series 10 British Things in U.S. Cities. Before the bar, there was an underground music and dance movement by the same name. Northern soul came out of the North of England in the 1960s, spring-boarding off the influences of American soul music, enchanting young […]

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