The Fields by Kevin Maher (Abacus £7.99)
Non Us Pop Bands And Artists 80's
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Tuesday 12 October 2010
Tuesday 05 October 2010
I suppose that somewhere in the chequered history of sports casual (did I miss, for example, a pair of Reebok Classics poking out from the papal robe?) a tracksuit top must have seemed more incongruous. But it's difficult to imagine. Paul Heaton has one on – resolutely zipped up to his chin despite the stickiness of a packed Borderline. Yet the voice that emerges from above it is about as far removed from commonplace as you're likely to get.
Sunday 19 September 2010
The first shock about this comeback album from that most Futurist of bands is that it begins with the sound of a dirty great guitar, quickly followed by the sweary couplet “There’s no heaven, there’s no hell/ Cream will float, but shit will sell”.
Sunday 05 September 2010
The portentous solemnity of the Hurts hype would be hilarious were it not for the fact that the dapper duo deserve it.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Sunday 25 July 2010
If fashion has forsaken the Magic Numbers, then it's fashion's loss.
Monday 14 June 2010
The keyboard player from Scottish pop group Wet Wet Wet was today ordered to take part in a domestic violence programme after he admitted assaulting his girlfriend.
Thursday 27 May 2010
Wednesday 26 May 2010
If a three-way race for the Senate isn't enough for Florida Governor Charlie Crist to grapple with, he now has another, more lyrical opponent: David Byrne, former frontman of the Talking Heads.
Sunday 23 May 2010
A slot on Later... before your album is released is always a sign of hope and hype, as likely to attract the hordes as it is to put off the coolhunters.
Friday 27 November 2009
Wednesday 14 October 2009
Sunday 30 August 2009
Sunday 16 August 2009
George Michael insisted last night that he was "stone cold sober" when he was arrested at the scene of a car crash yesterday morning.
Sunday 26 July 2009
A-ha were arguably the first veteran band to realise it was possible to express “grown-up” feelings without growing beards or going solo, and that the supposedly ephemeral genre with which they made their name, teen-aimed pop, could be an eternally valid vehicle.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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