The Lawrence brothers duo Disclosure has been touted as the saviour of UK dance music, which makes one wonder at just how bad a state UK dance music must be in. Featuring track after track of drab, methodical beats plodding along laboriously behind finicky little hihat moves and quacking synth lines, it's the kind of dance music that makes dancing a dreary duty.
The Chemical Brothers
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Sunday 12 August 2012
The "Keep Calm and Carry On" meme, barely seen during wartime but rediscovered at the turn of the millennium, gained traction because it spoke to a mythologised idea of British fortitude and resilience.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Anyone lucky enough to have heard the Cup of Life by Ricky Martin knows that official anthems to accompany sporting events couldn’t possibly be a bad idea. So thank goodness London 2012 has not one but five.
Sunday 31 July 2011
Friday 01 July 2011
Brian Eno's second album for Warp involves his settings of the words of Rick Holland, the lyrics recited by a range of vocalists chosen for their characterful delivery, in several cases the result of using English as a second language.
Friday 24 June 2011
As the rave generation becomes the Blu-ray generation, its more capable practitioners are making the equivalent move from soundtracking loved-up all-nighters to soundtracking actual movie and theatrical productions.
Friday 05 November 2010
Monday 01 November 2010
Singer Lily Allen has lost her baby, the singer's spokesman said today.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Ali Love is the Hoxtonite scenester best known for guesting on the Chemical Brothers' "Do it Again" in 2007 and for his own magnificent minor hit "Secret Sunday Lover" which provides the template for much of his second album.
Sunday 13 June 2010
On their largely instrumental seventh album, unlike their arena-techno peers (Jaxx, Armada), the CBs shun the celebrity hook-up and go DIY.
Friday 11 June 2010
"Further", of course, was the destination-plate of the bus driven across America by Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, and thus makes a fitting title for an album on which The Chemical Brothers indulge their more psychedelic leanings.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Sunday 23 May 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
Friday 04 December 2009
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael: all have had their wares displayed before faithful congregations. Now we hear that two of the UK's most cutting-edge artists – Turner Prize winners Mark Wallinger and Antony Gormley are competing to create a less traditional spiritual masterpiece – to be displayed in Chichester Cathedral.
Sunday 21 December 2008
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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