This new film about Oasis’s glory years is rousing, heart-rending and really f**king funny
From the postwar New York streets to the squalor of Glastonbury, it's been quite a trip....
Spanning every decade since the '50s - and getting up to date(ish) via duets with celebrity muckers kd lang and Elvis Costello - this retrospective goes some way towards explaining why he's undergone a revival. Whatever his fortunes, the fact remains that, along with Frank Sinatra, he undoubtedly played a part in shaping popular music long before Elvis first twitched his hips.
Because no matter how ironically you look at it, this comes down to tunes. Songs like 'Stranger In Paradise' and 'Cold Cold Heart' might be as old as, well, Tone himself, but he imbues them with love, pain, tenderness and the odd histrionic pause in which to wipe away sweat with a pair of knickers.
You could certainly quibble that the arrangements barely rise above the tinkling niceness of the pre-rock era but, like discovering you can quite happily sit through an episode of Ballykissangel, it's about finding out you have something in common with your parents. Denying it would be pointless.
Two kings of the indie dancefloor unite for a warm, timeless take on 20th century pop and rock
This unruly second album delivers a sucker punch to anyone who had the Kent duo down as a novelty act
Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment