Recently, Paul McCartney’s long and winding road has veered, bumpily, between peppy, populist highways (Olympics gigs, Diamond Jubilees) and more restless byways (an electronic music collaboration with Youth and the Nigel Godrich-produced 2005 album Chaos & Creation …). On the first album of original Macca-song since Memory Almost Full (2007), his split explorations lead to one destination: a spot where McCartney-isms, vintage and modern, meet mostly amicably.
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Wednesday 01 May 2013
Towards the end of his show rapper-turned comic Doc Brown (real name Ben Bailey Smith) says that he feels he is “still drifting”and that his career journey so far could still be a work in progress.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Only Dizzee Rascal can save us from this mess
Friday 20 April 2012
Rufus Wainwright believes this to be "the most pop album" he's ever made, and he's probably right, so long as you're thinking 1970s pop.
Sunday 04 December 2011
At the time of her death it appeared that Winehouse was getting even further away from making the third album we craved.
Monday 05 September 2011
Mark Ronson has married Josephine De La Baume.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Mark Ronson, the producer who collaborated on Amy Winehouse's Back To Black album, joined the mourners at the singer's traditional Jewish funeral.
Monday 25 July 2011
Sales of Amy Winehouse records have surged since her death, with her acclaimed second album Back to Black re-entering the charts almost five years after its release.
Friday 07 January 2011
Not to be confused with the hit of the same title by Steve Winwood, the Zutons' "Valerie" was the song that gave the Liverpool band their breakthrough.
Friday 03 December 2010
The Georgian-born 54 year-old American soul singer Sharon Jones is smarting at the memory, 25 years ago, of a record company A&R man discussing her potential as a recording artist.
Monday 04 October 2010
Sunday 26 September 2010
Saturday 25 September 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
Amy Winehouse may be reportedly peeved at Mark Ronson's taking too much credit for her success, and piggybacking his own solo career on that success, but she shouldn't worry overmuch about him stealing her vocal limelight: for as Record Collection brutally reveals, the über-producer of his era turns out to be an ünter-singer, his weedy vocals here failing to bring to life any song on which he takes the lead.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
Producer and musician Mark Ronson said he was "confused" by an Amy Winehouse internet rant in which she accused him of cashing in on her success.
Friday 10 September 2010
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
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The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
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