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Saturday 27 October 2012
Following Kelis's somewhat perfunctory opening verse, Scotland's answer to David Guetta hits his stride about a minute into "Bounce", and stays on it for pretty much the entire album, his pumping, Brutalist synth-stomp riffs ploughing an extended furrow in which a succession of vocalists – Rihanna, Tinie, Ne-Yo, Dizzee and the like – sow their meagre seeds. The poorest served is hapless Ellie Goulding, struggling against the hurtling momentum of "I Need Your Love"; more successful is Florence Welch on "Sweet Nothing". But the killer cut remains the collaboration with Dutch DJ Nicky Romero on "Iron", a berserk, Prodigy-esque blend of wailing banshee synths and quacking dubstep hook.
Friday 26 October 2012
The first kiss was so amazing you were overcome with starry-eyed dreaminess and there were imaginary fireworks going off around you, it’s just a shame you had nothing to talk about over dinner.
Saturday 18 August 2012
Rattle makes full use of the fund of glorious tunes in Carmen, shamelessly indulging showstoppers like the “Habanera”, with Magdalena Kozena’s elegant, lyrical delivery receiving a series of burly responses from a chorus not short on gusto.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Michael Mosley has been making quite a nice living out of trying to live longer just recently. Not very long ago, he did a Horizon on exercise, exploring recent research that suggested that you could reduce the amount of exercise you need to do to stay fit and healthy to just three minutes of flat-out effort a week. He rather hinted that he would be taking up this new regime, but here he was in Horizon: Eat, Fast and Live Longer presenting himself as a man still in need of some kind of lifestyle miracle.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
GCSE and A-level exams have become easier over the past decade, according to reports published by Ofqual – the exams regulator – yesterday.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
GCSEs and A-levels in science and geography are easier than they were 10 years ago, the exams regulator said today.
Sunday 29 April 2012
No one loves a side project like Jack White. But now that he's gone solo, the blues-rock maestro can, finally, do what he does best: shred that guitar
Friday 06 April 2012
Monday 02 April 2012
In 1932, the company launched the very first red nail varnish. Since then, its products have become staples on dressing tables around the world. Rebecca Gonsalves charts its rise
Sunday 25 March 2012
This well-judged comedy-drama stars Joseph Gordon Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Inception) as a young radio producer diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Sunday 18 March 2012
It is rare that a film depicts the genesis of a relationship with such frank, heartfelt immersion.
Thursday 09 February 2012
Literally never feel the cold ever again with these revolutionary heating devices from Prem-I-Air.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Three years ago the Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho was virtually unknown in Britain.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
New warning from France as Government doctors in UK advise women to undergo surgical removal
Friday 09 December 2011
Any love story about pained longing at a train station will inevitably draw comparisons to classic David Lean/Noel Coward romance, Brief Encounter.
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