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by PopMatters Staff

3 Mar 2010


Are we looking at the British Lady Gaga? Nah, she doesn’t have as many outfits. She does have a great new record though…

by PopMatters Staff

2 Mar 2010


Born Ruffians
Say It
(Warp)
Releasing: 1 June

SONG LIST
01 Oh Man
02 Retard Canard
03 Sole Brother
04 What To Say
05 The Ballad Of Moose Bruce
06 Higher & Higher
07 Come Back
08 Nova Leigh
09 Blood, The Sun & Water
10 At Home Now

“Sole Brother” [MP3]
     

by Crispin Kott

2 Mar 2010


I didn’t want to like him, and for a long time I didn’t, instantly changing the channel whenever I saw his mottled face shouting bleeped swear words and inexplicably calling someone a Muppet. But then I got into contemporary cooking shows and somewhere in that transition I finally sort of understood the appeal of Gordon Ramsay.

British celebrity chef Ramsay is the histrionic host of numerous food-themed shows both here and in his homeland. “Food-themed” is me being generous, because while there’s certainly food here and there, shows like The F-Word, Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares are really more about manipulation, wallowing in manufactured confrontation and Ramsay’s gargantuan ego.

by Alex Suskind

1 Mar 2010


For a limited time only, the Guardian is streaming the upcoming Gorillaz’ album, which will be released 8 March.

1 .Orchestral Intro (ft. Sinfonia ViVA)
2. Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (ft. Snoop Dogg and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
3. White Flag (ft. Kano, Bashy and the National Orchestra for Arabic Music)
4. Rhinestone Eyes
5. Stylo (ft. Bobby Womack and Mos Def)
6. Superfast Jellyfish (ft. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul)
7. Empire Ants (ft. Little Dragon)
8. Glitter Freeze (ft. Mark E. Smith)
9. Some Kind of Nature(ft. Lou Reed)
10. On Melancholy Hill
11. Broken
12. Sweepstakes (ft. Mos Def and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
13. Plastic Beach (ft. Mick Jones and Paul Simonon)
14. To Binge (ft. Little Dragon)
15. Cloud of Unknowing (ft. Bobby Womack and Sinfonia ViVA)
16. Pirate Jet

by Timothy Gabriele

1 Mar 2010


A brilliant and gorgeous video of abstract architecture by director Ian Emes, best known for his animation for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. For those unfortunate enough not to know, John Foxx started out his career co-signing as bandleader on the first three (and best) Ultravox albums and has since established a dynamic, intelligent, and challenging solo career that, as this tunes illustrates, continues to in this vein to this day.

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Blood and Thunder: Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabotage’ at 40

// Sound Affects

"In 1975, with lawyers in the studio and a financial empire crumbling, Black Sabbath fought back with their last classic album of the decade.

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