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Lucy Jones

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015


The year 2004 was a whole different world. Preppy Kanye pitched up with a backpack and the autotune-free ‘The College Dropout’, Outkast were at their peak with ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’, and The Libertines released their second album and promptly split. Keane, Usher, Kelis, Destiny’s Child, Avril Lavigne, Eamon, Frankee and Terror Squad ruled the charts. The term “wardrobe malfunction” was coined when Janet Jackson’s boob popped out at the Superbowl.


Nick Levine

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

10 Things You Never Knew About Blade Runner

First released in 2007 to mark the film's 25th anniversary, Blade Runner: The Final Cut is the only version over which director Ridley Scott had complete artistic control.


Lisa Wright

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blur's New Album ‘The Magic Whip’ – Worth The Wait? First Listen Review

Last Friday, Blur made their live comeback at London venue Mode, a teeny 300-capacity sweatbox located (where else?) near the Westway. Here, to the delight of the gaggle of competition winners inside, they played new album ‘The Magic Whip’ from start to finish: the first airing of their first album in 12 years. Not all hope was lost if you weren’t among the chosen few, however. Last night (March 25) the band streamed the gig in full on YouTube, giving fans a glimpse at the record a month ahead of its April 27 release date.


Laura Davies

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Why I Hope A New Strokes Album Will Take A Cue From Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’s Solo Work

It is fair to say that Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’ first record together wasn’t showered in praise when it was released in 2014. “Like a toddler orchestra let loose in a rehearsal lock-up,” wrote one detractor. “An acid bath of guitar squeals and off-beat drum machines,” said another.


Barry Nicolson

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kanye West, Jeremy Clarkson And The Poisonous Potential Of E-Petitions

We’ve probably all put our name to an e-petition at some point, whether it’s asking for Jeremy Clarkson’s P45 or demanding no tax is spent on a museum for Margaret Thatcher. Most never achieve their stated aim, nor are they ever really intended to: they’re simply a way of thumbing your nose and bearing your arse at something you don’t like.

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