We can only hope the decision results in a further backlash against the culture fostered by the Blurred Lines decision and a reduction in the number of frivolous lawsuits against musicians. They are bad for artists, bad for all genres of music, and fundamentally, bad for creativity.
‘Harry’s House’ is a house of several rooms. Of screaming elation, beautiful minutia, and doomed love, all of which make for a complex and emotive listen.
The Smile is not Radiohead; they have a new name, a new line-up, and appear to see themselves to be doing something artistically different
In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, musician Sam Fender discussed the importance of singing in a Geordie accent for his latest album...
"So where did it go so wrong? Well, there is no disputing his most incredible talent of worming his way into just about every corner of popular culture."
"The growing demand for modern art from an increasing number of collectors is a cause of both celebration and lament for the rest of us."
"Plastic Beach serves as a poetic, wonderfully produced and musically brilliant reminder that the world is slowly ending, everything is artificial and no one seems to be doing very much about it at all."
In many classrooms, slang is something forbidden, a recent example being a London secondary school’s decision to ban words such as ‘bare’, and fillers...
"In searching for an activity to keep away the boredom, it was during lockdown that my love for letter writing was reignited."
It is these expressions of Jewish life before the war - beset with jokes, neuroses, and anguish - which stay alive long after reading the texts. I would highly recommend.
"[...] they descend into paranoia, and carnage unfolds in a network of marvellously-layered backstabbing."
"In Chloë and the Next 20th Century, Tillman succeeds spectacularly at creating a new world out of old characters."