Articles tagged british pop

Saint Etienne: Good Humor  / Tales From Turnpike House

These bountiful versions of the British pop band's fourth and seventh albums find them trying to escape the world they had created, and then trying to go back home. They got there, only to find no-one was waiting at the door.

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Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out by Gordon Thompson

This book is one of the most thorough, as well as one of the most entertaining and engaging, treatises on the topic yet written.

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Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook learns the best part of breaking up is making up

"You hang around for years and years and years and no one seems to care. Then you break up, and everyone is interested again."

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18 Jun 2007 // 3:04 AM

Pop singer Mika breaks rules, breaks out

MIAMI - The last time Mika played Miami, about two years ago, the pop singer performed a record company-sponsored, 20-minute showcase set. His meager crowd

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14 Jun 2007 // 9:59 PM

The Only Ones, Special View  (1979)

The Only Ones' Peter Perrett was power pop's Baudelaire, assailing city life with delirious, love-struck curses.

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Aptly named British pop star Amy Winehouse battles life at the top

Amy Winehouse has big hair, a big hit in her native England and a big, bad reputation back home. Winehouse is fast becoming the new

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Patrick Wolf: The Magic Position

A bold, romantic album touched by a rare imagination and an indefinable magic -- pop music at its most deliriously inventive and exciting.

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24 Apr 2007 // 3:09 AM

Pop’s bratty new Brit takes a break

A month ago, Lily Allen showed some of the wear and tear from her yearlong pursuit of pop fame—a flirtation that blossomed into a

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5 Apr 2007 // 3:11 AM

Lily Allen: MySpace ... MySass ... MySongs ... MySuccess

Everyone wants a piece of Lily Allen. Fans, show promoters, journalists. Especially journalists. “People try to read too much into (my songs)—all the journalists

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27 Oct 2006 // 3:47 AM

“Having worked for years in a hinterland between obscurity and popularity, Andy Partridge has finally hit the fulcrum as he’s gained his artistic freedom,

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20 Feb 2003 // 10:00 PM

XTC: Skylarking

So, as an album, Skylarking is beautiful and whole and just shy of perfection enough that it doesn’t come off as too clean.

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Andy Partridge: Fuzzy Warbles, Vol. 1 / Fuzzy Warbles, Vol. 2

For fans of Andy Partridge and his music, these first two Fuzzy Warbles are a wonderful way to pass the time until the next official XTC release.

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XTC: A Coat of Many Cupboards

Cult status or no, XTC’s raw deal at the hands of Virgin Records is slightly rectified herein, and helps repair a rift of under-representation that spanned decades and resulted in a bruising industry battle.

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XTC: Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)

Wasp Star is the kind of album that can reinvigorate the listener in the belief that pop music is wonderful and hasn’t degenerated into carbon copy boy bands.

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XTC, Apple Venus Volume 1 / Transistor Blast

Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding used their time off well, lavishing extra care and attention on this set of tunes that rank among the best music they have ever produced.

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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