Mark Beaumont

Franz Ferdinand, Beady Eye, Blue – This Week’s Singles Reviewed

Blue - I Can Ah, Eurovision. That annual atrocity of laser-white teeth and tactical voting that so revels in strapping music to a seatless chair,...

Why I Can’t Wait To See Muse Do ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ At Reading And Leeds

“It’s not even their best album!” they mewl. “We want Ver Hits!” they troll. “Waste of a headline set!” they weep, wail and whimper....

This Week’s Singles Reviewed – 21 March 2011

The NME verdict on the singles released in the UK today, featuring The Strokes, Anna Calvi and Datarock.The Strokes - 'Under Cover Of Darkness' With...

If Steve Jobs Didn’t Kill The Music Industry, Who Did?

Hakkasan, sometime in the late 1990s. The music industry is gathered around a huge banquet table, feasting on the bloodied corpse of Britpop, cackling...

What Are The Most Uplifting Songs Ever?

It’s a phrase you’ll never have imagined you’d ever read, but if you are affected by any of the issues raised in the following...

Dry Your Eyes, Mates – Why We’ll Miss The Streets

While the internet goes into a mourning frenzy over The White Stripes, tearing its customised Liverpool shirts and phoning suicide helplines to hear many...

The White Stripes’ 10 Finest Moments

When the White Stripes split back in 2011, the news was received by some like the death of a beloved relative with anger management...

From Sleigh Bells To Simon Cowell – 7 Trends That Defined 2010

It’ll go down in rock history, of course, as the year Ultrasound reformed, but 2010 offered, unbelievably, even more than that. Perhaps inspired by...

Radar Band Of The Week – No. 21: Tribes

Tribes - Brit indie finds its new poster boys You want to hunt out the secret band? The hidden Tribes of Camden Town? Then keep...

50 Cent In EastEnders? I Can Think Of Cameos I’d Rather See

After Fiddy declared his love for all things Walford, Mark Beaumont argues that only a certain kind of musician can make the leap from...
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