★★★★☆Glasgow’s Belle and Sebastian have long been derided as the kind of duffle coat-clad weeds whose idea of fun is reciting poetry to one another before bursting into tears. Without suggesting the reality involves cage-fighting and pick-up trucks, a listen to the professionalism, robustness and sheer ambition on the band’s tenth album tells a different story.
★★★★☆Almost two decades ago the New Yorkers Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner came up with an art-pop concept that embraced camp (they were proud to lip-synch), pretentiousness (this was, we were told, performance art) and hype (electroclash, the genre they spawned, came and went in the time it takes to queue for the average fashion show). Nobody expected longevity from Fischerspooner. Yet the duo return with an album far better than anything they offered first time round.
★★☆☆☆Dita Von Teese is a glamorous burlesque star, actress and impeccable queen of vintage style, but a singer she is not. She has gone for a whispery, semi-spoken vocal approach in the style of Jane Birkin on her debut album, on which she teams up with the French producer-songwriter Sébastien Tellier. With his flowing locks and billowing silk shirt, Tellier looks on the cover like the kind of cult leader who ends up having sex with all his followers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".