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God Save The Queen

God Save The Queen

Is there such thing as 'a little bit of anarchy'? Probably not, but I was only 7 at the Silver Jubilee.

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Unsung heroes; Alan Hawkshaw (musician)

Unsung heroes; Alan Hawkshaw (musician)

What’s your favourite TV Theme tune? And why are they so damned catchy??

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GA-20; Does Hound Dog Taylor (2021)

GA-20; Does Hound Dog Taylor (2021)

I mostly buy records without listening to them first, but this is unusual for me. I hadn't heard of the band or the artist they were covering.

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Squid; Bright Green Field (2021)

Squid; Bright Green Field (2021)

When Squid described their music to NME as being “the Coronation Street theme tune played on flutes by angry children” I was naturally curious. Are you?

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Human League; Travelogue (1980)

Human League; Travelogue (1980)

Why having a singular vision matters in both branding and music, and what we can learn from Phil Oakey about changing the vision when the time is right.

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South; From Here On In (2001, re 2021)

South; From Here On In (2001, re 2021)

They weren’t called North. They didn’t come from Manchester.  They’re called South. They came from London.

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Kings of Leon; Only By The Night (2008)

Kings of Leon; Only By The Night (2008)

“Double-pack with a photograph. Extra track and a tacky badge.” How about a non-fungible token instead.

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The Smiths, The Smiths (1984)

The Smiths, The Smiths (1984)

This week an ad caught my eye. “No record collection is complete without the classics. Shop essentials”; Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and The Smiths. Is this true???

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Black Country New Road;
For the first time (2021)

Black Country New Road; For the first time (2021)

What’s the ideal length for an album?  As artists continue to game Spotify by releasing Super-Deluxe extended versions, this clocks in at a reassuring 40 minutes.

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