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10 Greatest Muse Songs

This Tuesday (June 9), Muse release their seventh studio album Drones. Anyone expecting a radical rehaul of their essential sound, taking in the more recent developments in folk, grime and EDM, may be slightly disappointed, but everyone else will most likely be too busy having their brains blasted out of their eyesockets to pay any […]

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This Will Be the Soundtrack of British Summertime 2015

So far in 2015 we’ve already had new albums from returning British talents like Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Laura Marling, Belle and Sebastian and Blur, but how are the next few months shaping up in terms of British pop? What records are Anglophiles going to need to keep an ear out for, ready for […]


‘Fleming’: 10 Songs That Should Have Been James Bond Themes

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 out, it’s there whenever you get a string section slowly rising up to a minor-sixth, to ramp […]

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RIP Storm Thorgerson: 10 Of His Best Album Covers

It’s a mark of the strength of vision in the graphic designer Storm Thorgerson’s work – both solo and with the design collective Hipgnosis – that the news of his passing should have created waves of sympathy from rock fans all over the world. The designers of album covers don’t usually get that kind of attention. […]

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10 Great British Bands Get Shredded

Let’s not spoil this with too much talk. Suffice to say there are 10 videos here, featuring some of the greatest musicans that Britain has produced. Only, they don’t really sound all that magnificent here. Quite the reverse, in fact. Queen I want to break free! Iron Maiden Run to the hills! Radiohead Is everything […]

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Emeli Sande and Ben Howard: A Tale Of Two Brit-ys

The Brit Awards 2013 have just finished, and it has been, as it always is, a rum do. First, there was Muse, a mighty noise and a whole wall of Gothic orchestra behind them. Then Emeli Sande won an award, her first, for being the best British female solo artist. Then Robbie Williams came out, […]

Glenn Beck Writes An Open Letter To Matt Bellamy Of Muse

The story goes like this: last week the Guardian ran an interview with the British rock band Muse, in which their leader Matt Bellamy, among other things, talked about Glenn Beck’s recent endorsement of their music, in which the Fox broadcaster said, particularly of their song “Uprising, ” “the lyrics are just dead-on [about] what’s […]

Music Roundup: Five Official Themes From The London Games

Here’s Elbow’s score for the BBC coverage of the games. They’ve arranged it so it can be cropped into tiny bits and used for trails, montages and all sorts. At first it just sounds like TV music, but then somehow it also sounds like Elbow. How very apt: And here’s the Chemical Brothers and their […]

Muse Unveil Dramatic New Olympic Song ‘Survival’

Things which Muse always bring to a song: 1: Enormity 2: Hysteria 3: Preposterousness Things which Muse often forget to bring to a song: 1: Subtlety 2: Perspective 3: Hugs So of course they’re the perfect band to have come up with the offical song of the London Olympics. It’s called “Survival,” and just like […]

News Roundup: Amy Winehouse’s Toxicology Report

Amy Winehouse’s  family have just released a statement concerning her toxicology report, which has come out in advance of the results of her inquest. Chris Goodman, speaking on the family’s behalf, told Associated Press: “Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time […]

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