The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin
Bragg, Billy : England, Half-English
Pinko veteran's cosy rants ...
as corny and flaky as corn flakes. But, admit it, the world would be a less
sane, safe place without the latter day musings of seasoned pinko
storyteller Billy Bragg. Although not a patch on 2000's Woody Guthrie
tribute sessions, 'England...' at least manages to gently steer us away from
the utter folly of rigid national identity. But the irony is that Bragg and The Blokes'
delivery sounds just as dated as the social traditions they lampoon.
We're now faced with the ludicrous predicament of receiving our radical
infotainment via a middle-aged people's crooner laying good intentions
on thick with titles like 'Take Down The Union Jack' and 'No Power
Without Accountability', while the music is a symptom of deep-rooted
passion outstripping relevance. Come on, kids, start blazing new leftist
trails so the Billy boys can retire gracefully. NOW!
A deeply weird and very funny animation from the twisted minds of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill
A hilarious and horrifying true story about the world of competitive tickling, to watch with your mouth agape
Eight tracks of harrowingly stripped- back and intense dance music that’ll have you stomping your feet in no time
An hour-long, largely ambient electronic album by the drummer from Alt-J. It’s decent!