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Alison Craig

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The Strokes

We’ve ranked every Strokes song from worst to best

1. 2. 3. 5. 4. And now 6 goes between 3 and 5. I'm no mathematician, but if you'd asked me previously, then the...
Tracks of the Week, Black Honey - 'Fire'

Black Honey – ‘Written & Directed’ review: a clarion call for future hedonism

After a year in which our collective musical experiences have largely involved listening to sad songs walking aimlessly around a park, keeping things at...
Wolf Alice The Last Man On Earth

Wolf Alice are back! Rousing new track ‘The Last Man on Earth’ puts Ellie...

There are few modern bands for whom we could realistically tell you that their comeback track sounds like A) a thwacking, thundering juggernaut, B)...
Radiohead

It makes complete sense that everyone’s been covering Radiohead this year

Yes – Thom Yorke’s made-for-gifs dancing might resemble a man coming up on a massive pinger whilst simultaneously trying to punch the demons out...
Beabadoobee Fake It Flowers review

Beabadoobee – ‘Fake It Flowers’ review: a special coming-of-age album

Like many burgeoning pop stars with a thriving Instagram following, Bea Kristi has had to do much of...
Crowd shot

A third of musicians are considering quitting music – but it won’t be the...

Back in 2018, a paper put together by the Universities of Edinburgh and Sheffield, not-so-encouragingly entitled ‘Panic!’, aimed to focus a microscope on the...
Miley Cyrus

45s of the week: Miley Cyrus, Laurel, Poppy and more

Miley Cyrus – 'Midnight Sky' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS1no1myeTM When Miley popped up at Glastonbury last year, leathered, wet-looked and covering Led Zeppelin, there was a general assumption that...
Christine and the Queens

45s of the week: Kanye West, Christine & The Queens, Glass Animals and more

Kanye West – 'Wash Us In The Blood' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0U2QUGKbSE When Kanye's name starts flashing up in your news feed, you never really know what's going to...
Socially distanced gigs

Socially-distanced gigs can get in the bin

Sometimes, it's better to just be patient.