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Laura Snapes

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015

 
Daphne & Celeste On Their Surprise Comeback Single With British Producer Max Tundra

On its release in June 2000, music critics took a surprisingly progressive view of manufactured American pop duo Daphne & Celeste’s debut album, ‘We Didn’t Say That!’. “Though some of you may find the fact unpalatable, excellent pop stars don’t always have to make excellent music,” wrote NME, who gave it 5/10.

 

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.

 
 
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