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Was 1966 pop music’s greatest year?

In today’s Guardian three music journalists answer the tricky question ‘was 1966 pop music’s greatest year?’ by citing the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), The Beatles (Revolver) and Bob Dylan’s (Blonde On Blonde) albums as proof positive, they’re not the only ones either, acclaimed music journalist and cultural commentator Jon Savage has […]

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Cocteau Twins Elizabeth Fraser Set To Return?

Michael Bonner Uncut Magazine New TV soundtrack is her most substantial work for 20 years After the chaos of the last few weeks, it’s gratifying to finally come across some good news. While not entirely unexpected, the return of Elizabeth Fraser is certainly welcome in a year that has so […]

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The Top Ten: Original band names

From Ambrose Slade and On A Friday to Seymour and The Obelisk… The Prime Minister was recently overheard sounding a bit embarrassed about the revelation that he had a taste for Supertramp as a student. Nothing to be ashamed of, I thought. But I was surprised when I looked them up […]

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PJ Harvey to release first album in four years

PJ Harvey is set to release her first album since 2011 on April 15. The album, called the Hope Demolition Project, will be the double Mercury Prize-winning musician’s ninth studio album. Harvey, who rose to fame in the Nineties with her distinctively poetic post-punk sound, recorded the album during her […]