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Jam, The: The Jam: Sound Affects Deluxe Edition (Universal)

Review by David Quantick, Uncut, December 2010

1980: THE JAM are at their creative and commercial peak, after the career-saving All Mod Cons album and the brilliant 'Eton Rifles' and 'Going Underground' ...

The BRIT Awards

Comment by Paul Morley, The Observer, 13 February 2011

THE VOTING ACADEMY for this year's Brit awards is made up of 1,000 specially invited members from across the UK music industry: music critics, music ...

Ten Years Of Eden

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Music Week, June 2011

ANYONE LOOKING for a dream come true probably wouldn't start in a hole in the ground in the remote hinterland of Cornwall. Nevertheless, that's what ...

Stone Roses, The: The Stone Roses' reunion: What's the worst that can happen?

Comment by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 22 October 2011

The Stone Roses are the latest in a long line of bands to get back together. Shameless profiteering? Or the chance to heal old rifts ...

Ed Sheeran: Mercury Lounge, NYC

Live Review by Iman Lababedi, Rock NYC, 2 February 2012

WHAT'S WITH Ed Sheeran and homelessness? The subject provides two short stories and three songs during his second set ever in the US at Mercury ...

Paul Weller mines his hot streak

Report by Jeff Slate, Examiner.com, 30 March 2012

PAUL WELLER has been getting lots of good, but not great, reviews for his latest album, Sonik Kicks. At least Stateside. Ignore them. Sonik Kicks, ...

Paul Weller: Sonik Kicks

Review by Laura Barton, The Word, April 2012

Paul Weller's unchanging image limits our view of him. His third "experimental" record fizzes with aural innovation. ...

Paul Weller: "Be Mutton Dressed As Ram!"

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Word, April 2012

Curmudgeonly theorist, phone-hacked serial dad, raffish poster-boy for inquisitive middle age — Paul Weller gives himself a good talking-to ...

Paul Weller on the 100 Club

Interview by John Lewis, Metro, July 2012

Paul Weller has a long relationship with the 100 Club – not just as a performer but as a teenage punter. ...

Faces, The: The Faces

Interview by Alan Light, Relix, July 2012

"WITH THE FACES, you never know what's going to happen." It's a theme that comes up again and again in conversation with Ronnie Wood and ...

Bill Fay: Life Is People

Review by Martin Aston, bbc.co.uk, August 2012

The stunning return of a prodigal son you never knew existed ...

Paul Weller: The Rapacity of the Record Revival

Report and Interview by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 11 August 2012

Music labels are trying to cash in on a resurgence in the popularity of vinyl, putting often-inflated price-tags on albums, says Nick Hasted. ...

Joe Strummer

Retrospective by Stephen Dalton, Classic Rock, October 2012

"When big money moves in, big money doesn't fuck around…" ...

Terry Callier

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 30 October 2012

FROM HIS BEGINNINGS in jazz, folk and soul music onwards, the singer and guitarist Terry Callier, who has died aged 67 after suffering from throat ...

Senior Moments: The Best 30 Albums of 2012 by Artists 50 and Over

Special Feature by Steven R Rosen, Rock's Backpages, 10 December 2012

As voted by over 80 of RBP's leading lights, here are the year's 30 best long-players made by artists of a certain vintage – those ...

Terry Callier, 1945-2012

Obituary by Lois Wilson, MOJO, January 2013

The inspirational folk-jazz-soul singer songwriter died last month. Lois Wilson salutes him. ...

Tim Hardin: Remembering the lost genius of his music

Retrospective by Graeme Thomson, Daily Telegraph, 18 January 2013

BOB DYLAN once called him "the greatest songwriter alive" and Joe Strummer regarded him as a "lost genius of music". Yet when Tim Hardin died ...

Emily Portman, Chris Wood, Karine Polwart, Anaïs Mitchell, Kathryn Roberts: Never Mind the Birdlore: The New Face of Folk Music

Report and Interview by Colin Irwin, The Observer, 27 January 2013

The folk scene is changing – there are songs about police shootings, Occupy London and rape. Colin Irwin meets the singers who are shaking things ...

Strypes, The: The Strypes: The Big Beat Reborn!

Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, February 2013

You CAN judge a band by looking at their covers! Lois Wilson speaks to The Strypes, Paul Weller and Jeff Beck's favourite new band... ...

Willie Nile Hits New Career Peak with American Ride

Report and Interview by Jeff Slate, Guitar World, 1 July 2013

ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, BBC disc jockey Spencer Leigh reviewed a show by my old band, the Badge, and wondered how we were able to ...


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