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10 landmark albums that should have won the Mercury Music Prize

The Mercury Music Prize judges don’t always cock up the award, but when they do – they cock it up royally. It’s no easy task to decide the British (and/or Irish) album of the year by committee as the Mercury panel attempt to do, but in the years since Primal Scream’s Screamadelica won the inaugural prize …

Music Lists September 12, 2014

10 music biopics that need to be made

We live in a world where 50 Cent has been deigned important enough to have a film made about his life, so why have these music biopics not been made yet? [Could a Morrissey biopic be in the works?] We’re currently in the midst of a surge of new music-based biopics, with both Andre 3000’s …

Music Lists September 5, 2014

9 worst albums released by movie stars

Some famous actors are also brilliant singers who showcase their talent onscreen. Others use their fame to get their hands on the keys to a recording studio – and make listeners wince for years to come. Pippa Day looks at nine regrettable releases from actors who should have stuck to the day job. Mr. T’s Commandments – Mr. …

Music Lists August 5, 2014

6 bands poised to become festival headliners

Bored of Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and The Killers every year? It definitely seems like it’s time for a change at the top. Now that we’re in the thick of festival season, Dan Jenko picks out six bands who deserve to graduate to headline stardom. [Haim know how to work a festival crowd – picture: David P Scott] …

Music Lists July 18, 2014

10 new and upcoming albums to get excited about

After the quick-fire start to the year heaped a load of great albums upon us (check out our preview of albums for April – June), we’ve seen a bit of a slow down as of late due to the focus on summer festival season. But fear not music fans, there is still a wealth of exciting albums …

Music Lists July 4, 2014

7 of the most absurdly rare and expensive records in the world

Got a spare million pounds lying in your piggy bank? Stephen McIlkenny sifts through some of the most expensive records in the world, and the reasons for their eye-watering price tags [The Sex Pistols in 1977: their recording of ‘God Save the Queen’ for A&M that year will set you back over £10,000] Who would pay …

Music Lists May 7, 2014

7 of the funniest films about bands

With bizarre musical comedy Frank hitting cinemas this Friday, it seems an ideal time to look at other amusing movies that have tackled the weird and wonderful world of rock. From crazy cult favourites to entertaining crowd-pleasers, we take to the stage with seven of the funniest films about bands. [Smell The Glove – it’s …

Music Lists May 7, 2014

10 new albums to get excited about: April – June 2014

This Easter and beyond promises more than just sunlight and chocolate, with a steady stream of new album releases to keep your earbuds busy. We’ve chosen ten upcoming LPs we’re most excited about, including the charismatic return of a Paisley crooner, a ten-year Terje waiting list and a certain Mr White again earning his solo stripes… Todd Terje …

Music Lists April 3, 2014

8 bands from the Noughties you thought had quit

Newsflash: they haven’t. Here are eight Noughties bands still going strong… [Luke Pritchard of The Kooks – AFP/Getty] The music Gods can be cruel. They take The Libertines and The White Stripes and leave us with Razorlight and The Darkness. But while some bands from the Noughties have been promoted to the stadium-rock league (Kings …

Music Lists March 21, 2014

14 of your favourite bands in Lego form

Hats off to Malaysian artist Adly Syairi Ramly, who has won the internet today with his Lego versions of iconic bands, from The Beatles to the Beastie Boys. [New York punks The Ramones in Lego – picture: Adly Syairi Ramly] If you haven’t quite got your fix from The Lego Movie yet, enjoy these 14 …

Music Lists March 20, 2014

7 veteran rock bands still touring in 2013

The Who have revealed that they will quit touring after a series of shows in 2015 to mark their 50th anniversary. In an interview with the Evening Standard, guitarist Pete Townshend said that he was hoping to play concerts in parts of the world the legendary band have not visited before: “For the 50th anniversary …

Music Lists October 24, 2013
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