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Sunday 05 December 2010
These global superstars from Tuva open their new album in the most sweetly authentic way: the soloist delivers a simple melody while the rest of the group provides a soft drone – it's a couple of minutes before we get a hint of their trademark throat-singing.
Saturday 20 November 2010
It did not go unnoticed that on the day that the royal engagement filled the air waves, the Government announced several bits of bad news, including the decision to take David Cameron's court photographer off the Civil Service payroll, which Tory spin doctors have been accused of trying to bury.
Sunday 19 September 2010
After a decade of albums that tested the faith of the faithful, along comes Hurley, which sounds exactly as a Weezer record should: all crunchy riffs and “humorous” lyrics.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The Lego brick, one of the most instantly recognised toys in the world, cannot be trademarked, European judges have ruled.
Sunday 18 July 2010
What's really scary about this collaboration with Al Green's producer, Willie Mitchell (who died in January), is how much it sounds like Van Morrison: Burke's voice, the arrangements, lyrics, everything, as in the transcendent opener of "Oh What a Feeling", one of three or four total standing ovations here.
Friday 14 May 2010
After a year’s absence, a little game called ‘Edge’ is back on sale and is in the App Store’s Top 10.
Friday 07 May 2010
Lead guitarists' solo albums can be risky affairs, often leading to over-indulgent soloing and even, in extreme cases, jazz-rock.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Monday 12 April 2010
Friday 19 March 2010
Does it assist our appreciation of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony to learn that the composer was obsessed with both numbers (he would count "windows, weather cocks, church crosses, buttons") and dead bodies? Does it enhance Mahler's Eighth Symphony when we know that the composer's "idea of a cosy evening" was to get his "highly sexed and active" wife Alma to report on astronomy lectures he had asked her to attend?
Friday 19 March 2010
With their gently melancholy wit and bittersweet harmonies, Ishiguro's five "stories of music and nightfall" feel much like the Broadway standards that inspire them.
Friday 26 February 2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
The United States International Trade Commission decided yesterday to start an investigation of whether Apple infringes upon Nokia's patents, the trade body's internet page showed.
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Microsoft said yesterday it will tweak its Word application to remove a feature judged to be a breach of patent, ensuring that it will be able to continue selling one of its most widely used programs.
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