Joni Mitchell – Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced (4CD)

In 2007, Joni Mitchell released her last studio album to date,Shine.  That release was her first recording since 2002’sTravelogue and first collection of new songs since 1998’sTaming the Tiger.  Over the past seven years, the influential singer-songwriter has mainly made headlines for her candid and revealing interviews, on which she’s held forth about such topics as […]

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The Stone Roses – review Hultsfred festival, Sweden – by Jude Rogers

“So this is the Third Coming. Their first was at the much-mythologised tail-end of the 80s, when indie and dance music swaggered together, and the Stone Roses’ debut album became the baggy-trouser-wearer’s bible. Second Coming – their December 1994 follow-up – came at Britpop’s high-water mark. Singer Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary “Mani” […]

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Squeeze my lemon? Pop’s five oddest sexual lyrics

Danny Wright: From Thom Yorke’s self-love shenanigans to Justin Timberlake’s nativity nookie to Led Zep’s fruity metaphors, here’s our pick of cringeworthy lines from writers who really should know better When Alt-J unveiled their new single, Every Other Freckle, last week, there was one lyric that stood out. “Turn you inside out and lick you […]

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Universal Music to place brands in music videos

Universal Music Group will place ads in music videos after they have been filmed in an attempt to get higher advertising revenue. The record giant’s music videos will now show different brands targeting various audiences around the world. Universal struck a deal with UK tech firm Mirriad, which has created a way to insert ads […]

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What does a £2,500 record sound like?

Killian Fox writes:  Audiophile Pete Hutchison has gone to extraordinary lengths to reissue golden era classical recordings in their purest form. He talks to Killian Fox about the price of perfection, the ‘digital con’, and the sound of a truly analogue recording Please click HERE to continue

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