Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Final Countdown? Not on my watch…

PERTURBED: that’s what I am.  All 6 consonants and 3 vowels of it.  Not even double points can calm my nerves. Channel 4 has reported a dip in viewing figures for Countdown, inevitably sparking rumours that the show may be … Continue reading

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Hurts – Exile: record review

Every musical era has its genuine geniuses and its also-rans: those whose catalogue of work changed music forever, and those who scrabbled a couple of songs together to ride the zeitgeist for a bit. In other words: for every Ziggy, … Continue reading

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No-one out-Bowies Bowie

Recent months have seen the long-awaited return both of Britpop survivors Suede and of their spiritual godfather David Bowie. It’s not the first time their careers have collided… When Suede released their eponymous debut album in 1993 it instantly topped the … Continue reading

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