Pet Sounds

Inspiring everyone from The Beatles to Bowie, from R.E.M to Radiohead, it’s hard to escape the influence of Brian Wilson’s...

Beethoven

How did we progress from Gregorian chants to orchestral symphonies? And how did B.B. King help lay the groundwork for the meteoric rise...

Prince Obituary

Prince was a one-of-a-kind. He shrouded himself in mystery, oozed sex, and he may well be the most prolific songwriter of all time...

PJ Harvey – The Hope of Six Demolition Project – Album of the Month

PJ Harvey delivers a politicised album about story-telling, community and observation. The Hope Six Demolition ...

bell ringing

Church bells are capable of so much more than welcoming congregations to church and tolling out happy wedding peals. These...

The Coral return with Distance Inbetween

Indie-rock legends The Coral return with Distance Inbetween, a joyful nod to 60s psychedelia, with all the songwriting...

Alternative Christmas songs

This festive season, instead of queuing up the Bublé playlist or Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, maybe slip into something a little...

Bono sings Do They Know it's Christmas?

We sent a poll round Reader’s Digest towers, to find out the most hated Christmas songs, and what makes them so blummin...

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