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A tired man makes a couple of observations about music

BBC 6 Music have published the results of their poll to find the top 100 songs released in the station’s lifetime (the station launched in March 2002). Strangely, for a station that champions music of a more ‘alternative’ and left

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You just haven’t earned it yet, David.

Johnny Marr, erstwhile guitarist in The Smiths (and many other projects) received some generous coverage last week for a comment he made on Twitter directed at David Cameron: Stop saying you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you

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Simply dreadful

Mick Hucknall has issued an apology to approximately one thousand women that he estimates he “slept with” in the 1980s, attributing his behaviour to an addiction. All very well, Mick, and I’m glad you’ve atoned for some of your sins,

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I always give you my money….

The Beatles’ Remasters are nothing short of fabulous. Having spent probably too long this week researching the differences between the mono and the stereo versions – and driving myself mad in the process – I finally plumped for the stereo

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Everything in its right place

You might not be surprised to know that I’m a huge Radiohead fan. Just take a look at this blog. My blogging name was adapted from a Radiohead B-side called “I Am Citizen Insane” and the blog tagline “I Might

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What we really really don’t want

Meanwhile, the world needs a Spice Girls reunion like it needs an outbreak of scrofula. This is almost as bad as The Police reforming. Almost. “For us it’s about celebrating the past, enjoying each other and it’s about our fans.

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It was forty years ago today, etc, etc, etc, etc.

As everywhere seems to be reminding us, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles is 40 this weekend. Cue a barrage of nostalgic reverence and weepy eyed baby-boomer self-congratulation about “their” music and “their” era. It was the

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