“It’s what the upstarts have yet to learn: less is more and one of Jarvis’s erudite lines can say more than many bands manage in a career. ”
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When Johnny Borrell sings “There’s nothing on the radio that means that much to me” he’s only got himself to blame.
Continue reading “Editor’s Rant – Why Girls Aloud are Ace”
“The songs on the album are from a long period of time…the oldest song on the album’s about 5 years old so to us it’s not any zeitgeist-surfing thing. It’s what we’ve been doing for quite a while.”
Continue reading “Incendiary sit down with Luxembourg”
The story of this record is hackneyed. Suede caught the zeitgeist but rode it for too long.
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The 7/7 bombings and their failed follow up are presented as the ultimate ‘blowback’. They are the price paid for a deeply flawed policy of alliances with Islamic radicals based on values of chivalry and trustworthiness, values that are fundamentally incompatible with the terrorist’s way of life.
Continue reading “Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed – The London Bombings”
So what if it all sounds the same? It’s a cheap ticket to the world of indie discos, dodgy haircuts and evenings getting drunk in the park (sod off that’s my youth! – ed).
Continue reading “Why Aren’t You Listening? The June Brides and the Darling Buds”
“The fact that this album reeks of naivety and the lyrical obsession with young life in a small town makes the collision with the music industry all the more inevitable and gruelling to watch. ”
Continue reading “Special Needs – Funfairs & Heartbreak”