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Sluts, Opportunists and Martin Amis – The Pregnant Widow

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

A lot of people are cynical about the sexual revolution. Most acknowledge that the new set of sex and dating rules has produced ‘confusion’. Some go so far as to label it ‘anarchy’ that will ‘destroy society’. We are told that women can have sex like men if they want to – that consenting adults […]

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Sinead O’Connor – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

There’s a quote, from an article that Germaine Greer wrote back in the 70s,which springs back in to my mind continuously when listening to certain albums: “When Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho the walls came tumbling down. That’s revelation. The holy Ghost talking. So it can be done. The way to crack a mirror or shiver […]

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Hurling the little streets on the great – Gorbaciof

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

While everyone’s getting caught up in the buzz about The Artist, I have a shameful confession to make:  silent movies have always bored the bunions off of me – as a child I gnashed my teeth in despair when Charlie Chaplin or, god forbid, Harold Lloyd came on the television. That’s not to write off […]

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Mute Points: A Love Letter to Silent Artists

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I remember the first time I saw Nosferatu. I was 15 and in the full throws of gothic angst – complete with importance, poetry and pianos. The dramatic German Expressionist stylings of Murnau’s Carpathian landscape, therefore, offered the ideal genre –especially when it came to an extremely teen-friendly subject…..vampires. Made in 1921 in the extremely […]

The Complete Reprise Sessions – Gram Parsons

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Timely box-set released by Rhino Records.

L-Mo – Contagious E.P

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Adrenaline fuelled anti-folk from a Leeds based songwriter – what’s not to like?

Magic – Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Yet another triumphant return to form for Bruce Springsteen and the E-STreet Band, but not the safe retreat advertised.

Phantom Heart – John Haydon

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Overtones of the Everly Brothers on a bitter-sweet breakup album

Best of – Luna

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Best of from indie-rock ‘supergroup’ Luna. Seventeen tracks spanning 1992-2004.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace – Foo Fighters

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Sixth album from Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters

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