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Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:59

Noel Gallagher - Royal Albert Hall

Written by Katy Georgiou
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It’s fair to say that anyone who turned up to the Noel Gallagher concerts at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust last week would have been a Noel Gallagher fan. Given that tickets to the show were not cheap and sold out very quickly, I think you’d have to be, so I’m unsure if anybody could have walked away from the event thinking anything other than how good it was.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:55

Courtney Pine –The Jazz Warrior

Written by Tracey Wilmot
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It was with some reluctance that I embarked on my first Jazz experience a few years back. I admit to being virtually dragged into the venue while in the company of a fellow musician who persuaded me to open my ears to the sound of Jazz at a popular London Festival.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:27

Fleet Foxes Why They Will Never Be As Big As American

Written by Alan McGee
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Can people be blinded by hype into accepting absolute garbage into the rock'n'roll canon? I refer to a dispute I had recently over the meteoric rise of Fleet Foxes. A friend of mine believed that to truly judge whether an album is a "classic" you have to wait at least a year for the hype to clear. For her, Fleet Foxes have failed the test because their self-titled debut is a folk version of Coldplay.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:24

Black Sabbath ZANI – How They Killed The Hippy Dream

Written by Alan McGee

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Some days I find myself genuinely shocked by the music press. Since May, I've noticed a complete lack of excitement regarding the Black Sabbath remasters. How can you ignore the Sabbath? Do critics begrudge them for pissing on and killing the hippy dream? I think they might. After all, the band introduced working-class anger, stoner sludge grooves and witchy horror-rock to flower power. Black Sabbath confronted the empty platitudes of the 1960s and, along with Altamont and Charles Manson, almost certainly helped kill off the hippy counterculture.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:17

Joe McPhee - Nation Time Still Strikes A Chord

Written by Alan McGee

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"What time is it?"

"Nation Time."

"Aw, c'mon. You can do better than that. What tiiiime is it?"


Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:15

Ian Brown – Northern Star

Written by Scott Causer
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Twenty years on from the Stone Roses debut, who would have thought at the time that Ian Brown would be nurturing a hugely successful solo career, let alone on his sixth studio album.  Having followed Ian Brown’s musical career for many years from being a teenager making the pilgrimage to Blackpool to the heady days of Spike Island to where it all went horribly wrong at Reading. 

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