Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.
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Tuesday 10 December 2013
The band said the streaming service should be supported if it encourages people to like their music and go to their shows
Sunday 01 December 2013
A sideways look at the world of music
Friday 22 November 2013
Jason Molina died earlier this year. He was 39 years old. He released albums under the names Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co and sometimes even as plain Jason Molina. These albums didn’t sell a whole heap but they meant a lot to a few, and this one – released here in a “10th anniversary deluxe edition” – is arguably his best.
Thursday 14 November 2013
His brother said he had received a letter from the comedian in 1999
Saturday 21 September 2013
Here are the answers to this week's quiz...
Saturday 17 August 2013
Mumfords collaborator Markus Dravs produced these Dublin tyros' debut album. Don't run, though.
Saturday 13 July 2013
From New Zealand by app to making momos in mountains
Saturday 06 July 2013
Though Daughn Gibson’s second album has many qualities (tumbleweed atmospherics, understated exotica, country-soul song structures which recall Lambchop and Serge Gainsbourg), chief among them is the voice of the 6ft 5in former trucker itself.
Thursday 13 June 2013
The neon-lit guitars and honky tonks of Music City have already lured Nicole Kidman and Jack White. Now Ed Sheeran has swopped Suffolk for a Ford pick-up and ten-gallon hat after becoming the latest star to move to Nashville.
Monday 20 May 2013
It’s hard to shake the feeling that The Great Escape, the annual three-day gigathon for new bands and Brighton’s answer to Texas’s South-By-South-West, has grown too unwieldy for its own good. Certainly, the queues outside venues that snake all the way to Eastbourne offer little hope to the majority of seeing the year’s buzz bands such as The Strypes, Swim Deep or Parquet Courts.
Sunday 19 May 2013
Ever since Sir Terry Wogan handed over the baton in 2009, there has never been any doubt that Graham Norton and the Eurovision Song Contest are a perfect match. Making his fifth appearance as BBC 1’s resident commentator – this year in the Swedish city of Malmo – Norton once again played the role of mischievous gatecrasher, taking delicious aim at the array of hopefuls, presenters and merry idiots on Saturday night.
Sunday 19 May 2013
Sweden were the hosts for the latest edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, with Denmark claiming the title. The outfits worn are a big part of the night, so watch the winning video and a selection of the performances from the night below.
Sunday 28 April 2013
Weddings, bar mitzvahs, courtrooms? It turns out that being an Elvis impersonator can be criminal
Sunday 07 April 2013
Monopoly has a special place in my heart.
Saturday 16 March 2013
1. "The past is a foreign country".
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
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- 3 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 4 Tidal: Jay Z's Spotify rival streaming service criticised for making wealthy artists even richer
- 5 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London