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Friday 26 February 2010
This week's Spotify playlist is compiled by Groove Armada
Sunday 07 February 2010
Where do you go when the sound you pioneered has been absorbed by the mainstream as a default setting for car ads?
Sunday 15 November 2009
The difficult second album? No sirree! Not for this Brazilian singersongwriter.
Sunday 08 November 2009
No one can accuse Cullum of resting on his laurels.The Pursuit finds the pint sized jazz-popper running the gamut of his musical meanderings from triphop to show tunes to a house number to straight up love balladry. It doesn'tall work, but none of it isa shambles and no onecould be left in any doubtthat Cullum is movingaway from novelty partyact into the realm ofserious artist. There's stilla suspicion that he's toocute and controlled ever topush an envelope, but he'sno one-trick pony and he'smore than a British Bublé.
Sunday 01 November 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
Sunday 28 June 2009
The ultimate victim of his own success, such was the saturation of 1999's Play that Moby became the musical go-to guy for car advertisers and an uncomfortable-but- willing participant whenever a TV panel show felt in need of a soft-spoken, bald, geeky vegan.
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Thursday 18 June 2009
With its moody, ominous sound and pioneering mix of beats, samples and strings, Blue Lines, the debut album by the Bristol collective Massive Attack, defined a new musical genre, trip hop. Released in April 1991, the landmark album contained three hit singles – "Unfinished Sympathy", "Safe From Harm" and "Hymn Of The Big Wheel" – spent the next 18 months in the British charts and became part of the soundtrack of the early Nineties alongside grunge and Britpop.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Rare-groove legend TC goes trip-hop, with two songs co-written with Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja, who composes another, "Live with Me", himself.
Thursday 26 March 2009
Apart from a garbled version in the Globe six years ago, Marlowe's first play is barely known and the first thing to say about this riveting revival by James Macdonald is: about bloody time, too! References to the play crop up in Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and you could say that Antony and Cleopatra is in some ways a rewrite.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Sunday 01 March 2009
Brighton Port Authority is the latest incarnation of Norman Cook. The concept is that BPA's songs could have been recorded "sometime during the Seventies", which really means it's a repository for stuff that wouldn't get the Fatboy Slim fans going nuts. And also an excuse to hook up with his friends. The novelty Afro-pop single "Toe Jam" has David Byrne in supremely irritating form, but Martha Wainwright's lover's rock number "Spade" is worthy of Susan Cadogan or Janet Kay.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
For many, Tricky will for ever be defined by the genre he helped create. He has always been darker and more threatening than his contemporaries Massive Attack and Portishead, but he can't seem to escape trip-hop, or for that matter Maxinquaye, his defining debut album.
Saturday 07 February 2009
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell’s reputation in tatters as judge rules he used the word ‘pleb’
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