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Gin and The Bee Gees, that's about the size of it

Taylor Swift: 1989 review - leagues ahead of the teen-pop competition — At 24 years old, Taylor Swift inhabits something of a unique position within the teen pop firmament.

Why Scott Walker + Sunn O)))'s Soused is the one album you should hear this week - video — Alexis Petridis recommends Soused, the new collaborative album by Scott Walker and Sunn O))), which he describes as a foregone conclusion: when two such towering figures of the musical leftfield are brought together, how could it be anything other than a work of genius?

Damien Rice: ‘I went scuba diving in the brain, free diving in the brain’ — Damien Rice sits on an ornate sofa in a room above a restaurant in Reykjavik, a gaping tear in the arm of his jacket, trying to explain what he's been doing since the release of his second solo album, 2006's platinum-selling 9. He's polite enough, but it's hard to miss his discomfort.

Same but different: Hans Eijkelboom’s tribal street photography — You could never accuse Hans Eijkelboom of a lack of dedication. For his new book, People of the Twenty-First Century, the photographer and conceptual artist spent 20 years lurking around shopping centres - initially in his native Netherlands, later in America and China.

Why Jessie Ware's Tough Love is the album you should hear this week - video — Alexis Petridis recommends Tough Love, the new album by Jessie Ware, which he describes as classy and sophisticated

Sleater-Kinney: Start Together review - seven-album box set of near-perfect punk power — These days, Sleater-Kinney's two main protagonists, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker are, respectively, a comedy writer and actor whose US TV show, Portlandia, has been garlanded with Emmy nominations; and a mother of two, married to film-maker Lance Bangs, who occasionally makes "middle-aged mom records" with the Corin Tucker Band.

Julian Casablancas’s New York state of mind: too many white people are having brunch at the weekend — Of all the multifarious forms of entertainment laid out before us in this glittering digital age, Lost in Showbiz loves good old rock'n'roll the best. It asks you: what other art form can affect us so potently and immediately, as if it has a direct connection to the darkest recesses of our souls?

Alexis Petridis talks to Anne Briggs about her 'lost classic' folk album — Sitting outside a bar in the Scottish resort town of Oban, a roll-up in one hand and a pint in the other, Anne Briggs is doing a flatly terrible job of talking up the imminent reissue of her 1971 album The Time Has Come.

David Bowie: Sue (or In a Season of Crime) - review — It says something about the position David Bowie has skilfully manoeuvred himself into over the last 18 months that the fact he's added a new track to a greatest hits collection is treated as news.

Why Underworld's Dubnobasswithmyheadman reissue is the one album you should hear this week - video — It's 20 years since Rick Smith, Karl Hyde and Darrren Emerson released one of the landmark albums of the British dance music revolution. As they release a deluxe edition of the album, and play it in its entirety at the Royal Festival Hall, Alexis Petridis reflects on the alchemy that took Underworld overground.
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Oct 24, 2014

@BBCJFCulture hi am currently in the US, but will follow - DM me!

Oct 15, 2014

RT @domjoly: FYI- @alexispetridis I had 1 meeting with @runaview - got on board- have now read letters sent using my name- I am no longer involved

Oct 15, 2014

@hylandian One of Louis' acts forced to sing the "for MASH get SMASH" jingle over and over again for three minutes.

Oct 15, 2014

@iamnicksimpson @girlonthenet @joemuggs Also, I'm sure they're paying for other elements of their business, e.g. PR. So why not writing?

Oct 15, 2014

Hats off to @joemuggs for this exchange with Dom Joly, who's trying to get writers to work for free for his website…

Oct 15, 2014

@shappikhorsandi NO "'ave a banana?" WHAT IS THIS BULLSHIT?

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