He's hardly misleading the youth: Generation Y has turned into Generation Y Bother Getting High, It’ll Stop You From Getting A Job
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Saturday 03 August 2013
The voice is scrunched a little tighter now, and frayed, and the tunes seem worn to the bone, but… Well, you can't keep a good man down.
Friday 02 August 2013
Warp's latest signing is the rapper/producer Jeremiah Jae. To mark the occasion, he's dropped a new mixtape which can be streamed/downloaded for free at snd.sc/1c6EBwH and ind.pn/163xb7p. The nine-track Bad Jokes mixtape trundles along in a haze of snippets, samples and Jae's tranquil, pop-culture-laden raps in one blunted, weed-infused sound, largely produced by the man himself. South Californian beat-scene influences abound throughout, as evinced by Flying Lotus showing up with production on one track.
Friday 02 August 2013
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Thursday 01 August 2013
Dreams. Most of us never fulfill any. But now One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has aced two of the most common boyhood desires - to be a footballer and a member of a globally successful boy band - in one fell swoop (and at the tender age of 21).
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Two old hands have found inspiration in their parents' lives
Mixed success for X Factor stars as Jahmene Douglas hits number one but One Direction lose out to Avicii
Monday 29 July 2013
X Factor veterans had mixed fortunes at the top of the charts this week as Jahmene Douglas went straight in at number one with his debut album but One Direction lost out to all-conquering Avicii in the singles.
Friday 26 July 2013
It's rather hard to describe the sound of Forest Swords, as evinced by the new track from the Liverpool producer (aka Matthew Barnes). The piece, “The Weight of Gold”, comes from his August released album Engravings and is streaming through his Soundcloud and at forestswords.tumblr.com. It's a murky, dark and experimental affair, with snippets of guitar tones, beats rolling through, fragments of vocals and various sonic and electronic effects. Whatever which way one describes the thing, it's probably best to say it sounds great and is worth attention.
Thursday 25 July 2013
Can you spot the difference between these three chaps? It’s hard I know. But the brooding, sex-in-a-suit type (near right) is Geoffrey Howe, chairman of Nationwide, who has compared the extravagant salaries of bank executives with those of “footballers” (such as Cristiano Ronaldo, centre) and “pop stars” (Jon Bon Jovi, far right).
Sunday 21 July 2013
Karen Gillan pulled off a surprise (and a wig) as she revealed a shaved head at the Comic-Con event in California.
Sunday 21 July 2013
This mass-marketisation of one our most highly-prized foods is now in evidence
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Legend takes a less controversial tone, after God-baiting video for 'The Next Day'
Monday 15 July 2013
Frank Skinner: 'It’s like those Japanese fish. You take all the nasty bits out and it’s not poisonous'
Friday 12 July 2013
Eighteen-year-old Archie Marshall has been steadily garnering acclaim under his stage name, King Krule, for his hazy, dark melange of sounds: a touch of new wave guitar, some synths, a hint of dubstep, a bassy vocal growl. His self-titled 2011 EP was a particular standout. Now comes his debut album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, out on 24 August, the occasion of young Marshall's 19th birthday. The record's opening track, “Easy Easy”, is streaming now at youtu.be/9i35KOGBYBo – and it's a fine, spare effort.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
The Canadian pop star kept fans in Des Moines waiting for the fourth time on his Believe world tour
Talking about my generation: Michael Keefe, 11, hits the right note with his Zeamu pop song catalogue aimed at pre-teen music fans
Sunday 07 July 2013
Michael Keefe isn’t your ordinary CEO. For a start, he’s only 11 and his board-level title actually stands for Children’s Executive Officer rather than Chief Executive Officer.
In defence of liberal democracy
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