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Richard Wood

Sabotaging since 7 Jul 2012

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My Fantasy Kate Bush Setlist

No ‘Running Up That Hill’, but finishing with ‘The Sensual World? Here’s the tunes I would love to see played during this year’s 22 date run at Hammersmith Apollo…

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The Best Elbow Album Tracks

It’s been thirteen years since they released Asleep In The Back, and Guy Garvey and friends are now one of the most-loved bands in the country. But it’s not all about One Day Like This. Here’s my guide to the best tunes that might have slipped by you…

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Rufus Wainwright And The Paradox Of Talent

His fans revere him a musician of the utmost calibre: if only he could just concentrate on his strengths and not be distracted by diluting side projects…

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13 Reasons Why Joni Mitchell Is Better Than Bob Dylan

Obviously they’re both brilliant, but here’s why the Blue chanteuse dicks all over the gravel-voiced Minnesotan Bard…

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New Band Of The Week #4- Crybaby Special

The Medway band play a snarling brand of ska-punk, and deserve a tilt at breaking out of Kent and into the ears of the mainstream…

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Hear Us Roar: Why Music Critics Need To Start Spreading Love Instead Of Hate

It’s time for a revolution! Let’s start appreciating the acts that are doing something great, rather than just shafting the ones we think are sh*t…

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of Montreal Frontman Kevin Barnes Interviewed: “Great Records Are Accidents”

After eight years the genre-twisting indie hero has just released a new Dylan-influenced album: it has caused him to reflect both on the success of his own output, and the albums of other great artists…

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Britney Spears: Pop Music’s Saviour

She’s announced a two-year residency in Las Vegas and a new album. Where would we be without the genius of Ms Spears?

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11 Reasons Oasis Must Never Reform

Rock ‘n’ Roll resurrections are all the rage at the moment and while you’re never more than two minutes from an Oasis reformation rumour, here’s 11 reasons why the Manchester band should stay split…

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Random Access-Memories: Daft Punk’s Disco Opus

One of the most highly anticipated albums of the year by one of electronic music’s most loved duos. Does the material live up to the hype?

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Daft Punk: A Fanboy’s Guide To Their Best Songs

They’ve got a new album produced by Nile Rodgers coming up, so there’s no better time to look back over a career of one the most vital acts of the last decade…

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Overgrown, Not Overblown: How James Blake Fulfilled His Potential

The former post-dubstepper has just returned with his second album, and it’s a massive improvement on the dithery beats of his debut…

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Radiohead’s Kid A: The Album That Changed My Life

OK Computer might have made them superstars, but it was always the follow-up that meant much more to me…

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Bohemian Ubiquity: Why Queen Will Always Be The Band For The Masses

A new DVD release confirms what we always knew; that Queen were an incredible live band. But they were also an act who proved themselves capable of symbolic gestures at the highest level…

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20 Reasons Why Paul McCartney Is Better Than John Lennon

Yes, McCartney might be guilty of the double peace sign, dodgy waistcoats and the bloody frog song, but his work in The Beatles and as a solo artist pisses all over that of Liam Gallagher’s hero…

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Mumford And Sons- Babel Reviewed: Strangled By Its Own Grandiosity

They conquered the UK and went double platinum in America; the sequel to Sigh No More will no doubt grab hearts and headlines the world over, but it’s not as relentlessly universal as it aspires to be….

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The Thankless Task Of Being A Music Critic

Frank Zappa claimed “rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read” That’s a bit extreme, but it does have its problems…

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Sigmund Freud’s Post-Millenium Playlist

He’s the godfather of modern psychology, but what songs would he listen to were he alive today? These are the tunes that Sigmund would have blasting out of his boombox…

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