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Reviews

The Big Bang 1998 – A Label Collective

IT ALWAYS SPOILS OUR DELICATELY manufactured stereotypes when a famous musician's offspring turns out to possess a modicum of talent themselves. Yet another hapless...

Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told

IN ITS RELIGIOUS CONTEXT, fundamentalism can be murder. Yet if you're a hardy member of London's scruff-rock netherworld it can provide the sustenance for...

London Camden Dingwalls

THEY SHAG TRAMPS, YOU KNOW. OR AT least, they used to sing songs about it. But the problem with having MTV jump like a...

Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

YOU CAN HARDLY GO WRONG WITH this mid-price collaboration between half-a-dozen underground dance labels, showcasing seven flavours of outsized beatery for the price of...

Songs For The Colour Yellow

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST DEPRESSING STORIES IN pop music. Long Beach gang member Calvin Broadus, known to the world as Snoop Doggy Dogg,...

Phantom Power

FIRST, A TRUE STORY. THE day after Goldie's weighty concept album 'Saturnz Return' was released, an irate customer was spotted in a certain Oxford...

We Rock Hard

THE MEEK, OF COURSE, SHALL INHERIT the earth. Eventually. Which is good news for self-effacing, patient types like Seattle's Harvey Danger, who waited six...

Endless Soul

OF SUCH STUFF ARE CULT legends made. He's nearly 40, his name is Shirley, he's been writing cracking pop records for ages and his...

Heavenly

IT'S A COLD AND LONELY PLACE THAT The Tragically Hip inhabit. And that place is Canada, where all ten years of toil has brought...

Scene from 6am

HOMECOMING QUEENIE PERCHED ON a rocky coast in deepest Dorset, sleepy Bridport is Polly Harvey's home turf. Approaching this outpost of rural Britain on...
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