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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Sunday 16 December 2012
Chasing Ice (76 mins, 12A)
Saturday 15 December 2012
Tift Merritt seems torn between wanderlust and homesickness on Traveling Alone, which – partly thanks to the assistance of guitarists Marc Ribot and Eric Heywood, and Calexico drummer John Convertino – sounds like her best album yet.
Friday 30 November 2012
When Fox News analysed Gangnam Style, the most viewed video on YouTube with over 852,000,000 views, they clearly didn't take into account that it's in another language.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Hollywood is no place for pus, needles, bodily excretions and mouth sores
Saturday 29 September 2012
Compared to other musicians in their sixth decade in the record industry, John Cale has kept remarkably abreast of developments in pop.
Friday 28 September 2012
It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
We hear he's big in France...
Saturday 14 July 2012
Flying solo again following several recordings with his sister Julia, Angus Stone delivers what may be his masterpiece in Broken Brights, an album that seamlessly inhabits the resurgent Laurel Canyon sound.
Friday 06 July 2012
Reissued in anticipation of the Colin Farrell remake, Paul Verhoeven's 1990 sci-fi thriller underlines a basic movie truth: nothing dates like a film-maker's vision of the future.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Atransient but important member of The Byrds and a major influence on the Rolling Stones, the Eagles and Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons has long been acknowledged as the father of country-rock, though he preferred to call the genre "cosmic American music".
Sunday 03 June 2012
"Americana" is everywhere, of course.
Friday 25 May 2012
“I’m tremendously proud of this album,” Rumer demurely claims about her impending new record, Boys Don’t Cry.
Saturday 19 May 2012
John Mayer continues mining the California singer-songwriter vein of 2009's Battle Studies.
Thursday 10 May 2012
A recently-discovered sketch by Andy Warhol is to go on public display for the first time.
Sunday 29 April 2012
If you're going to quit your day job as drummer in the world's premier folk-rock band, you'd better have something special up your sleeve.
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