Category Archives: Music

Chris Brown At The Grammys – Is It OK?

R&B singer Chris Brown performed at the Grammys last Sunday and was lucky enough to win an award. Not so unusual, you might think, except that this is the same Chris Brown who is serving 5 years probation for assaulting … Continue reading

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Gig Review: The Civil Wars at Union Chapel, Islington

The Civil Wars, a set on Flickr. The Civil Wars are an American duo who have supported Adele on both her US and UK tours. She’s even called them the best live band she’s ever seen. I first heard about … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: Four Chords

I stumbled across this video the other day. This is a group of musical comics (Antipodean, by their accents) called Axis of Awesome. They’ve made a video to a song called ‘Four Chords’ which references multiple songs written around the … Continue reading

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Stage Collapse At Sugarland Concert Kills 5

The country band Sugarland were due to play a show last night at the Indiana State Fair, supported by pop singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. The concert was to take place on a temporary stage erected at the fair ground. Bareilles had … Continue reading

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Kind of Awesome: Dave Grohl Is A Badass

Dave Grohl, frontman of the Foo Fighters, is often called ‘the nicest man in rock’. That said, he evidently does have a tough side, as can be seen from this video. A man in the audience at a Foos show … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Adele

I’m not what you would call an Adele fan, as such. I don’t own either of her albums and have never been to one of her shows. I like what music of hers I’ve heard (Chasing Pavements, Hometown Glory, To … Continue reading

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The Monstrosity That Is ‘Friday’ by Rebecca Black

I feel sorry for being mean about this song, because this girl is only 13, but this is absolutely one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard. You have to hear it to believe it. Sample lyrics: “Yesterday was Thursday … Continue reading

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Kind of Awesome: Acapella ‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry (From ‘Glee’)

I’m a fan of Glee, but even someone who isn’t would surely have to admit that this is brilliant.

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Lady Gaga Chanelling Madonna

I’ve just heard the first single from Lady Gaga’s new album. I’ve seen it written elsewhere, and I have to agree – it sounds a lot like Express Yourself by Madonna, especially in the verses. Listen for yourself: Born This … Continue reading

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Music review: Miranda Lambert – Revolution

Being a Brit, I’ve always looked at country music with a mixture of suspicion and ridicule. Lately though, I have found myself becoming unaccountably fond of some of it. I’ve had the Dixie Chicks album ‘Taking The Long Road’ for … Continue reading

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