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Mark, My Words: Sorry Greta, but I think we should rock our way into oblivion

Coldplay shouldn't stop touring to help the environment, they'd do more good on the road, argues columnist Mark Beaumont

The Who – ‘WHO’ review: 13 years since their last album, this stands up alongside their classics

Whether Roger Daltrey is bellowing through anti-war flamenco or slagging off copycat bands, The Who have lost none of their vim and vigour. Just don't mention Brexit

Circa Waves explain new single ‘Jacqueline’ and their two-sided new album for 2020, ‘Sad/Happy’

Frontman Kieran Shudall tells us everything about 'Sad/Happy' and why he's voting Labour in the General Election

Mark, My Words: treating this election like a second referendum will be a disaster for Remain

This election isn't about insta-remaining, it's about securing a People's Vote, argues columnist Mark Beaumont

Mark, My Words: Morrissey’s latest stunt misses the point – it’s not the autograph fans want, it’s the moment with their idol

“For Mr Mark – 20 years on with love and gratitude, Coldplay”. As I pulled the signed white label of ‘Everyday Life’ from the envelope,...

The 25 scariest horror films of all time

Sprinting zombie or lumbering knifeman, Satan child or psycho dwarf, there's nothing more blood-pumping than watching ghosts, demons and monsters munch, slash and stomp...

Mark, My Words: Kanye’s onto something with his pre-marital sex ban for collaborators. Shaggers make the worst music

The best part of pre-marital sex, of course, is that it’s sinful. No-one would bother if it wasn’t for that added frisson of impending...

Mark, My Words: The fake Shaggy scammers are ruining Twitter for noble, unsung custodians of pop parody accounts

“It wasn’t me!” read the headlines when news broke that online scamsters have been starting fake social media accounts pretending to be Shaggy in...

Mark, My Words: The best-selling albums of the 21st Century list is an indelible stain on all humanity

When the aliens finally descend from their observation modules to pick through the ruins of our once mighty civilisation looking for remnants of the...

Mark, My Words: why God’s music is the devil’s work

Today, I was denied by Christ. Christ was closed. The internet had told me that Christ was open until 7pm, but when I arrived...

Mark, My Words: why we need a ‘fuck’ amnesty in rock

“Just one look and I lose control,” wails David Coverdale, big hair flapping in the breeze from a wind machine he presumably has surgically...

LIFE launched their new album in a kebab shop in Camden, so we went down and asked, “Why?”

For an album so deeply concerned with its listeners’ physical and mental well-being, it’s being launched in the worst place imaginable. Camden’s notorious kebab...

Mark, My Words: tellyfests are here to save our summers

It takes an almost Brexit-ian level of masochism to watch the squalor, underworld savagery and hat-based violence of Peaky Blinders and decide you quite...

Love Fame Tragedy at Moth Club: Murph Wombats’s side-project is already a fully-formed pop act

“This is all very MFT,” Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy jokes with his guitar tech as he rummages through a tangle of wires to throttle some...

Mark, My Words: I want justice for the most criminally ignored album of all time

David Miliband. The perfectly lovely couple who finally get onto the Coach Trip coach two days before it hits Ibiza. The new political party that...

The best covers of songs by Ric Ocasek’s The Cars – including Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and The Strokes

“The Cars had it all: the looks, the hooks, Beat-romance lyrics, killer choruses, guitar solos that pissed off your parents, dazzling music videos,” Brandon...

Mark, My Words: I give you crank wave, the start of the subculture revival

According to the best medical minds on the planet (well, I Googled it), my chronic infection of ‘advanced critic’ might have reached stage four:...

Mark, My Words: rock ‘n’ roll isn’t the devil’s music – this is

I’ve dined with the devil, sure, more times than I care to mention. His after-dinner mints come with a kick, believe me. I’ve drunk...

Mark, My Words: are The 1975 this generation’s Beatles?

No. No, they’re not. In the classic tradition of question headlines that can always be answered in the negative, I am not going to...

Enter Shikari make Reading 2019 want to punch a gibbon

“Greetings carbon-based life-forms,” says Rou Reynolds, “we are Enter Shikari and we control pitch, rhythm and light to manipulate your emotions.” And that’s not...
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