Matthew Horton

Kate Bush – Rank The Albums

Originally published March 26, 2014 Only David Bowie could've matched the spell Kate Bush cast when she announced her first live dates in 35 years,...

Beastie Boys – Rank The Albums

New York's most mischievous sons, The Beastie Boys, are readying the release of their tell-all memoir, titled, er, Beastie Boys Book. To mark the...

How New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ Changed Music Forever

This article was originally published 2013 The 30th anniversary of the release of New Order's 'Blue Monday' passed with an odd absence of fanfare last...

Five tracks that sample The Smiths, for good or ill

The Weeknd's track 'The Enemy', intriguingly samples/quotes The Smiths' 'Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want'. Of course, Morrissey and co. were...

Is that the time? 10 of the best long songs in pop

First there was Justin Timberlake trying to best Oasis's 'Be Here Now' for sheer weight of songs designed to be slightly longer than 'Hey...

9 bittersweet songs about autumn

You remember, summer - those few days of sun a couple of weeks back when it was all Beach Boys and Fixers and you...

Queen’s Freddie Mercury: the maddest stories about rock’s best-loved hellraiser

Where have all the good guys gone? We need a hero. Preferably one in a leather biker's cap, brandishing a truncated microphone stand like...

Bob Dylan’s Poetic Mastery: 10 Of His Finest Lyrics

For more than five decades, critics and fans have poured over Bob Dylan's words that excite more interest than even his wild mercury sound,...

Animal Collective – ‘Painting With’ Review

For their first eight albums, up to and including 2009’s spectacular ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’, Animal Collective honed new material at their effervescent live shows....
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