Articles Tagged 'Suede'

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The Rise of the Visual Album: How ‘Lemonade’ Stacks Up

The release of Beyoncé‘s Lemonade on Saturday (April 23) has ushered in an era when we talk about “watching” an album, but it’s been a long time coming. Artists have tinkered with the form of the visual album, or music film, since the dawn of pop music. But which were most successful? And how does Bey’s fit in? We […]

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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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10 Underappreciated Britpop Songs

This week marks a significant anniversary in the history of Britpop, as it’s 20 years since Blur and Oasis released competing singles (“Country House” and “Roll With It“) on the same day in a much-hyped battle to reach the top of the British charts, a battle that was won by Blur. This huge publicity event represented […]

Culture Clash: Trash vs. Rubbish

There now follows a brief explanation of the differences and similarities between the American term for waste, and the British, because they’re not the same, and the words don’t carry the same resonances when used in other contexts. Don’t worry though, I will be coming to a judgment about which is the better one, just […]

News Roundup: Get Ready to Tour Hogwarts, and Radiohead Sets ‘SNL’ Date

Harry Potter fans, do you fancy a stroll around Hogwarts? You DO? Well you may be in luck. Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, where all eight films were made, is setting up a tour around some of their best loved sets, called “The Making of Harry Potter.” Locations include the great hall at Hogwarts and Dumbledore’s […]

Five Great British Things The Americans Ruined

So far in this series, we have examined 10 great American institutions, and the effect a British influence has had over each one, for better or worse. Now it’s payback time. Here are five things which were originally very good, and then became very bad (from the British perspective) once re-interpreted by the Land of […]

Brett Anderson on the Future of Suede, Playing Coachella and More

Once hailed as “The Best Band in Britain” by the gone-but-not-forgotten Melody Maker, Suede ruled much of the nineties’ Britpop scene with their sly, yet slick twist on British life, and with an alluring sex-streaked darkness that their rock heroes (David Bowie, T. Rex) could be proud of. They earned three UK No.1 albums (including […]

Music Roundup: ‘All You Need Is’ Duran Duran

Out today is the new album from English new wave legends Duran Duran. All You Need Is Now marks the quartet’s 13th studio album, which is being hailed a solid return to form à la their 1982 classic LP, Rio. English Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson manned the nine-song set and it’s as slick as you’d […]

Florence + the Machine Sweeps The Q Awards

The annual Q Awards commenced today in London with Anglophenia favorite Florence + the Machine earning two statues for Best Female and Best Track for "You've Got the Love." The BBC reports that a newly reunited Take That appeared together for the first time since their acrimonious split with Robbie Williams 15 years ago. The […]

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