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Mark, My Words: I don’t hate this year’s Mercury Prize shortlist and it’s making me question reality

Like Jeremy Hunt hearing a fox being ripped apart by dogs and instantly getting an erection as tiny yet firm as a thimble made...

20 of the best jazz songs

First, a warning: there is no Michael Bublé on this list. Or Diana Krall. Or anything that sounds remotely like Kenny G. Jazz was...

Ed Sheeran’s “zero promo” success with ‘No. 6’ involved a movie, a statue and targeted ads. It’s time to drop the tiresome everyman act,...

Earlier this week, Ed Sheeran predictably scored yet another number one record, with his star-crammed new album ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’. Featuring a ridiculously glitzy...

This week’s biggest vinyl releases to buy and pre-order: Solange, Iggy Pop, M83 and more

In this fast-paced musical landscape, where it's so easy to simply put a playlist on shuffle, nothing compares to putting a record on, sitting...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Hyperactive influencer/dancer/pop star JoJo Siwa will terrify you – unless you’re born after about 2005

It's two in the morning and I'm so deep into a YouTube hole that I can't find my way back out. There's a video...

How well do you know The Libertines? Take our lyrics quiz and find out

Though fleeting, The Libertines’ early '00s surge was something undeniably special. And we might’ve easily been convinced that that was our lot , but the...

Is this a Lana Del Rey song or Jaden Smith Tweet?

Lana Del Rey's fifth album 'Lust for Life' featured the likes of A$AP Rocky, Stevie Nicks, Sean Ono Lennon, The Weeknd and more. But aside from the big...

Quiz: can you tell the classic rock band from the typography?

A band's logo can tell you many things: what their music's like, how seriously they take themselves, who can afford a graphic designer. Some...

Quiz: who said it Plato or Dumbledore?

For Potter fans July 31st will always be a special day. Not only is it JK Rowling's birthday, it's also her illustrious character's special...

Which Arctic Monkeys album are you?

It's a question we've all pondered upon form time to time: which Arctic Monkeys album am I? The Sheffield band have five to their...
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