While Laura Mvula deserves credit for blending her Caribbean heritage with her classical training, Sing to the Moon is far from the masterpiece some claim.
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Wednesday 25 February 2009
Singer-guitarist Steven Page has left the Barenaked Ladies.
Sunday 10 August 2008
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Thursday 07 August 2008
Friday 04 April 2008
Jim Noir's dazzling 2006 album Tower of Love was basically just an aggregation of earlier EPs, so this is the Mancunian genius's debut proper. And what a debut, stuffed with whimsical beauty and gorgeous layered harmonies that Brian Wilson would kill for, each instrument and vocal painstakingly overdubbed by Noir.
Wednesday 12 March 2008
Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd refused to castigate his leading scorer Darius Henderson, who missed a crucial penalty in this must-win promotion contest against the Championship leaders Bristol City last night. Henderson, looking for his 13th goal of the season, struck his 41st-minute spot-kick just high and close enough for Adriano Basso, City's Brazilian goalkeeper, to throw himself to the left to make what could be the most important save of his season.
Friday 07 March 2008
R. Stevie Moore is probably the world’s most prolific unknown singer-songwriter, his colossal output representing a victory for creativity over indifference.
Sunday 13 January 2008
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