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The Singles Club: The Libertines / Velociraptor

The Singles Club: The Libertines / Velociraptor

The Libertines – Gunga Din Justin Edwards: I could always understand the appeal of The Libertines in 2002/03 but also considered that they managed to peak between albums with the post-first album Don’t Look Back into the Sun and the pre-second album Can’t Stand Me Now. In 2014 I can’t really understand the appeal of […]

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Kasabian at the BAFTAs | Just a bunch of smug unfunny twats on a red carpet

Kasabian at the BAFTAs | Just a bunch of smug unfunny twats on a red carpet
 Everett True

What I did tonight instead of going to see Arctic Monkeys play live

What I did tonight instead of going to see Arctic Monkeys play live

Everett True details what he did tonight instead of watching dad rock revival band Arctic Monkeys. I thought how much I hate the concept of indie bands playing arenas, and wondered whether I’d ever seen a decent one. (Answer: yes. Several times.) I performed on stage in a lecture theatre, spinning a web of myth […]

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Singles reviews | Arctic Monkeys, Britney Spears, Fall Out Boy, Rahiem DeVaughn, Robbie Williams


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You’d have to have been found swaddled in a wicker basket in a forest clearing and bought up and reared by wankers to ever consider this anything other than time-marking bollocks of the most tedious kind. Legends.

 Wallace Wylie

Jeff Pollack | An Open Letter To Music Fans

Jeff Pollack | An Open Letter To Music Fans

Critics have been falling over themselves to praise their special brand of retro R&B mixed with retro MOR and it will surely only be a matter of time before teenagers find out about them too.

 Scott Creney

Willis Earl Beal – Nobody Knows (XL)

Willis Earl Beal – Nobody Knows (XL)

Music to bury your parents to. Music to shake yourself to sleep to. Music to make a traffic jam seem poetic. Music to make you a better person. Music to make you the worst person you’ve ever been. Music to stalk children to. Music to save the world to.

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Pen Tip Rips – 4: Arctic Monkeys

“From lad rock to dad rock. All dulled up and nowhere to go.”

 Hannah Golightly

Novel music or better off as a character in a novel about trash munching in America? You tell me.

Chapter Four is all about the emergence of sound, style and make do and mend philosophy.

 Wallace Wylie

Death Rattle – The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Oasis and the travesty of British Alternative Rock in the 90s

Large elements of the UK alternative press seemed to be waiting for the right guitar band to get behind, the right guitar band to believe in. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Stone Roses.