Laura Snapes

This Is My Jam – The Future Of Music Sharing Online?

Over the past few weeks, we've been getting hooked on This Is My Jam, a deceptively simple new website where you simply pick your...

America’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Explained

In this week’s NME magazine (January 21), there's a special report on the Stop Online Piracy Act – aka SOPA – the bill currently...

Why We Need The Original Sugababes Back

Popjustice's Friday Daily Pop Briefing was very, very exciting indeed. If it's to be believed, then the original Sugababes - Keisha Buchanan, Siobhan Donaghy...

How Music Went Political In 2011

Panic on the streets of London, Europe on the brink of collapse, the Arab world in rebellion - but where was the protest song?...

Most Underrated Albums Of 2011 – What’s Yours?

A couple of days ago, American public radio station NPR published a blog entitled 'The 20 Unhappiest People You Meet In The Comments Sections...

BBC Sound Of 2012 List – A Few Thoughts

Now reaching its tenth anniversary, bitching about the BBC Sound Of… list has become such a vital part of Christmas that John Lewis are...

The Evolution Of Wild Beasts – On The Road In France

Laura Snapes checks in with the band in France as they near the end of their tour. Photography by Richard Johnson “Balzac? I thought you...

Five Things We Learned At Lana Del Rey’s Debut Gig

Last week (November 4) I headed north to Manchester to catch Lana Del Rey's first official gig at the Ruby Lounge. You can read...

Musical Blindspots – Which Classic Albums Have You Never Heard?

It's a common stereotype of the record store employee: accompanied by a contemptuous sneer and a scoff, that timeless question, "You mean you've never...

Judging Lana Del Rey On Her Looks Is Pathetic

“OK song, Botox girl!” “She’s pretty good, fake lips or not.” “A horrible person that’s a poor example for women everywhere.” “Apparently a lot...
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