Articles tagged alan mcgee, creation records, oasis, paul mccartney, coldplay

Performing live remains a rush for Coldplay, the planet’s hottest band

Performing in Coldplay - performing in the world’s biggest band - could get comfy. Too comfy, even. For bassist Guy Berryman, though, the nightly

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9 Oct 2008 // 2:06 AM

Oasis’ ‘Dig Out’ digs in to more Beatles riffs

A lot of Oasis naysayers get hung up on originality. OK, let’s all admit that Oasis is the Puff Daddy of rock bands. Like

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6 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Oasis: Dig Out Your Soul

It might not be what you'd call a 'return to form', but the Mancunians' seventh is a high point in a career all too short of them.

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4 Aug 2008 // 8:38 AM

Coldplay, Giant Sand, Spiritualized…

Coldplay Viva la Vida (Hype Williams version) [Video] Viva la Vida (Anton Corbijn version) [Video] Giant Sand Increments of Love [MP3]     

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27 Jun 2008 // 4:25 AM

Alltruisms, Alabama 3, Coldplay…

Alltruisms (all songs from Clusterbombs on Gravel Records) Nine Digit Number [MP3]       Blindfolded [MP3]       The

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Coldplay: Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

No, Viva la Vida is not their masterpiece, but for now, it's as close as they're gonna get.

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4 Jun 2008 // 5:22 AM

The Dandy Warhols The World Come On [MP3]       N.E.R.D. Everyone Nose [Streaming] Coldplay Viva La Vida (Live)

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Juggernaut Still Rides: Behind the Scenes and Times of Swervedriver

Swervedriver have been away for so long that most assumed they were never coming back. Yet here they are, 17 years after their debut, in the midst of a full-scale tour. This is how they lived to tell.

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20 May 2008 // 5:51 AM

Scarlett Johansson Falling Down [Video] [Listening Party] Coldplay Violet Hill [Video] The Presets This Boys in Love [MP3]       Langhorne Slim

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The Long Road to Hoo Ha: An Interview with Supergrass

Only one band survived the highs and lows of the Britpop era. We talked about this endurance, a sixth album, and other lifespan issues with Danny Goffey, the one and only drummer for... yes, Supergrass.

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24 Jan 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Best Music DVDs of 2007

The last few years have seen some mind-blowing DVD repackaging of a wide variety of musically projects. 2007 is the best yet.

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1 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Paul McCartney – We Believe In Yesterday

Taken together, Help! and The McCartney Years, show the breadth of an artist's career, warts and all. Few have lived a life as well-documented or as successful as Paul McCartney.

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Jars of Clay: Christmas Songs

Christmas Songs is refuge from the bombast of the season, a perfectly subtle slice of Heaven.

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McCartney `trying to create an antidote’ for difficult times

"I'm from the world of 45's and LP's, then it became cassettes and 8-tracks, then CDs, and now it's downloading. It doesn't make much difference to me."

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20 Nov 2007 // 9:29 AM

Among other accomplishments, it’s often claimed that the Beatles made the first music videos. Even before the band stopped performing live, it was filmed

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Various Artists: The Brit Box

Tracing the evolution of UK alt-pop from just after new wave died, through the Britpop explosion, and ending right before Coldplay emerged, this four-disc box set is both an excellent survey and a very well sequenced mix.

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Oasis: Lord Dont Slow Me Down [DVD]

Lord Don't Slow Me Down ironically shows a band becoming more accomplished and less exciting.

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1 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM


The Beatles' second (and second-best) movie, an absurdist romp with Bond-esque aspirations, gets an overdue clean-up on this new double-disc edition.

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Reflections of a Renaissance Man: An Interview with Paul McCartney

From Astaire to T-Pain, from Little Richard to de Kooning, McCartney talks to PopMatters and covers it all, including his uncertainty about what kind of send-off he'd like.

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Part 2: The Changing Face of Filmmaking

Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.

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