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

Animal Collective: Painting With review - psychedelic playmates inspire and infuriate

theguardian.com — There are two opposing schools of thought regarding Animal Collective. One holds that the Baltimore quartet are adventurous sonic pioneers, whose restlessly exploratory oeuvre has succeeded in carving out an entirely new, 21st-century take on pastoral psychedelia, deserving of solemn appreciation and the most purple of praise: "[They mean] to create a dream land where music can sound equally gorgeous and transcendent if the anemone doesn't sting you.

Elton John: ‘Our kids aren’t stuck in a mansion. We go to Pizza Hut’

Feb 07, 2016

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Feb 07, 2016

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Feb 07, 2016

Alexis Petridis talked to Elton John: ‘Our kids aren’t stuck in a mansion. We go to Pizza Hut’ theguardian.com/music/2016/feb…

Feb 07, 2016

I went to interview Elton John, and we ended up talking about going to Pizza Hut, which I didn’t really expect: theguardian.com/music/2016/feb…

Feb 08, 2016

Elton John: ‘Our kids aren’t stuck in a mansion. We go to Pizza Hut’ theguardian.com/music/2016/feb…

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Field Music: Commontime review - infectious warmth from the critics' favourite indie duo

theguardian.com — Related: Field Music: Commontime - exclusive album stream There are artists who manage to translate good press into commercial success. There are artists who succeed despite the best efforts of music critics, as frequently evidenced by the charts and the schedules of the world's stadium venues.
Feb 05, 2016

RT @guardianmusic: Field Music: Commontime review – infectious warmth from the critics' favourite indie duo d.gu.com/KQ80Rd

Massive Attack: ‘There was always someone out there ready to bash your head in’

theguardian.com — Backstage at the Dublin Olympia Theatre, down a corridor decorated with a painting of Phil Lynott so hideous it appears to have been painted by someone with a longstanding personal grudge against the late Thin Lizzy frontman, Massive Attack's dressing room is tiny, scruffy and stiflingly hot.
Jan 31, 2016

Massive Attack: ‘There was always someone out there ready to bash your head in’ gu.com/p/4g87z/stw #music

Rihanna: Anti review - brave, bold … and confused

theguardian.com — It has thus far proved quite the week for hotly anticipated album releases descending into chaos. First there was the announcement that Kanye West had changed the title of his forthcoming album to Waves, an ostensibly straightforward business that somehow degenerated into a bizarre online slanging match between West and Wiz Khalifa, peaking when the two rappers' impressively forthright mutual ex, Amber Rose, became involved and started making claims about Kanye West's sexual peccadillos to the world, via the winning hashtag FingersInTheBootyAssBitch.

Fat White Family: Songs for Our Mothers review - still testing the boundaries of taste

theguardian.com — Speaking to what's left of the weekly music press, Fat White Family guitarist Saul Adamczewski offered his sales pitch for the band's second album. "We've really tried to go to the extremes of what's tasteful," he offered, "or even good."

The Brits open a new chapter in making British pop look moribund

Jan 15, 2016

The Brits open a new chapter in making British pop look moribund gu.com/p/4fzb5/stw

Savages: Adore Life review - the looser, lighter sound of a band moving forward

theguardian.com — Related: Savages: 'Young people have a duty to rebel, to point out what's wrong It was among 2013's most acclaimed debut albums, but, in the best possible way, Savages' Silence Yourself didn't feel like the work of a band who were going to be around for a long time.

Cult heroes: Virgo - obscure Chicago house duo full of mournful mystique

theguardian.com — There's a great line in Bob Stanley's self-styled "story of modern pop", Yeah Yeah Yeah, where he mentions the back sleeves of the three House Sound of Chicago compilations that London Records released between 1986 and 1987.
Jan 14, 2016

Wrote about my fave house album, Virgo’s eponymous 1989 debut, which was neither a debut album, or indeed by Virgo: theguardian.com/music/musicblo…

David Bowie: the man who thrilled the world

theguardian.com — When David Bowie's final album, Blackstar, was released on 8 January, a great deal of energy was expended trying to unpick the lyrics.
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Feb 08, 2016

@tracey_thorn @nivenj1 I’m sure Todd Rundgren claimed Bat Out Of Hell was intended as a parody of Springsteen’s more hysterical moments.

Feb 07, 2016

@MrsRF @SteveMasonKBT He's got good taste: Steve Mason's new album is even more fantastic than his last one, and that was bloody amazing.

Feb 07, 2016

@chrisfloyduk Obviously now the poor sod’s going to be knee-deep in horrible complimentary Pizza Hut pizzas.

Feb 07, 2016

@chrisfloyduk Get your story straight, Elton, FFS. I bet he goes to Pizza Express. Used to the better things in life etc. etc.

Feb 07, 2016

I went to interview Elton John, and we ended up talking about going to Pizza Hut, which I didn’t really expect: theguardian.com/music/2016/feb…

Feb 05, 2016

Yeah, love, and in Botswana I’m kind of revered as the fifth Beatle: stereogum.com/1857588/jessie…

Feb 05, 2016

@sarah_records @guardianmusic Don’t worry, next week’s lead review is a 4CD deluxe Christine’s Cat box set.


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