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It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it. Marianne Eloise ranks every album track by My Chemical Romance.
The industry is struggling right now, but despite release delays, gig cancellations and other difficulties, there are a lot of artists putting out really exciting music in the midst of the chaos. With the first half...
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 calculation of where to put each Strokes album on the podium was...
The tracks you need to hear this week
There’s always been something strangely soothing about Jarvis Cocker. It’s more than just familiarity, though the 30-odd years he spent fronting Pulp certainly cemented him in the public consciousness. Yes, it’s that balmy baritone with its...
Anybody who has experienced domestic violence, whether personally or as witness, will know that it's an experience that never truly leaves you. Unless you have been there yourself, it is difficult to truly understand how it...
Digital pop stars are shaking up the music industry, but what does that mean for authenticity, accessibility and pop music post-pandemic?
The band formerly known as the Dixie Chicks set themselves apart from the Republican sound of mainstream 1990s country when they released the darkly comic 'Goodbye Earl'. Not just a certified karaoke...
Skim through the back catalogue of the past 60 years of popular music and it’s easy to find incredible, groundbreaking, oh-my-god-what-is-this-it’s-the-best-thing-I’ve-ever-heard albums at every turn. Well, almost. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the most...
Billie Eilish is almost an adjective. Far beyond simply embodying the cultural zeitgeist, the 18-year-old has established herself as pop’s appointed antichrist. She delights in subverting every long-held expectation of the genre: hers is a far...