A music documentary that oozes irritating smugness
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Friday 29 February 2008
The title neatly defines Billy Bragg's interests as a songwriter – romance and equality – though with a few exceptions, he's covered both with far greater vitality before.
Wednesday 20 February 2008
Despite the heroic overtones of his stage name, tonight is more a case of get cape, fumble, recover, as this idiosyncratic solo artist struggles with the richer soundscapes of his second album. Maybe the fact that Sam Duckworth, to give him his real name, is wearing glasses means that he is more Clark Kent than Superman.
Friday 08 February 2008
There was a time, not long ago, when folk music was about little more than sticking your finger in your ear, donning your best woolly jumper and pining for bygone times.
Saturday 12 January 2008
Billy Bragg has backed the miners, campaigned against racism and promoted perestroika in the Soviet Union. Yet the folk-rock singer from Barking has embarked on his most ambitious socio-political project to date; an attempt to wean convicted criminals serving time away from a life of crime. And it's working.
Sunday 10 July 2005
Wednesday 24 November 2004
Tuesday 28 September 2004
Sunday 25 April 2004
Thursday 12 February 2004
Monday 01 July 2002
Friday 17 December 1999
Friday 17 December 1999
Monday 08 November 1999
Monday 23 August 1999
Friday 06 August 1999
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
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'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her