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Written by | November 7, 2015 11:33 | No Comments

Ellie Goulding is a ‘fucking dick’? Really Noel Gallagher? The problem is that Ellie just talked to the Sun and she told them that you were a fan:
‘Noel came up to me at the Brit Awards two years ago and said, ‘I love your music — but don’t fucking tell anyone’, she declared! Obviously telling everyone would ruin his joke and his game.

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Written by | November 6, 2015 17:14 | one response

‘When we finished [the song], we were like, ‘Okay we are probably ready to come out again.’ This is one of those songs that brings everything else together on a project. I’m not really on it that much — I sing a bit and play a bit of piano — but it’s really the rest of the band on form. It makes me happy to listen to it.’

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Written by | May 18, 2015 5:02 | No Comments

Always In My Head – Coldplay – When they write the book on great divorce albums, Coldplay won’t be in the top three, behind Dylan and Gaye, but that doesn’t make this understated song, a poorly articulated but haunting track, might get a footnote – B+

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Written by | April 5, 2015 0:07 | No Comments

Taylor Swift was spotted in Los Angeles at a Haim concert at the Troubadour on Thursday…. And she was holding hands with Calvin Harris… the world’s highest paid DJ with the world’s highest paid pop star, what a power couple! And both highly overrated! But we already know it won’t last for very long.

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Written by | December 11, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

“We just made an introspective record and didn’t really do much around it,secretly we may have something else in mind, but I accidentally told Zane [Lowe] about it. We’re trying to make something colourful and uplifting and we’re just having quite a good time making it because we’ve spent so long not making that kind of thing.”

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Written by | August 24, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

True Love – Coldplay – They got one, two? hits off the last album, not enough to give em the smash they are use to but enough to justify the downer uncoupling album, This, attempt number three or four, is a good song, nice strings, pretty – B+

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Written by | August 4, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

This is a real rarity, a better album than a single chart. From Coldplay to Clapton to Petty to,,, Guetta? The album is two years old!!! Still there isn’t one, well maybe “X” but no more than one, bad album in the lot, and Ed is more disappointing than lousy.

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Written by | July 9, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

The upcoming Zach Braff’s movie, ‘Wish I Was Here’, keeps releasing new songs off its soundtrack, and after a very Shins (but kind of uninspired) song, a Bon Iver tune – that I didn’t even listen to, because I wasn’t ready for more Bon Iver in my life – NPR is now streaming a new and unexpected collaboration between Cat Power and Coldplay.

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Written by | July 5, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

Here is Chris discussing with BBC Radio no longer a vegetarian: ” I’d only eat something that I think I could kill.” So I guess beef is out? Could he kill a cow? Maybe but a bull? NEVAAAAAH. Fish and chicken should be OK, the problem with chicken is probably less killing it and more catching it. I mean, those chicken can be fast on their feet.

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Written by | June 30, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

No one shocked to see this list, though I wonder if Ed Sheeran can maintain. He is a huge star in the UK, and this is the best selling first week of the year so far, but there is only one “Thinking Out Loud Here”, and I wonder if it will be enough.

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Written by | June 23, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

I guess the return of Ed has a lot to do with the upcoming sophomore effort which just might do the difficult: be the same and different at the same time. Lana at # 1, though the real question is what will the US make of it? My gut is it will break pop but if West Coast couldn’t make it on the Singles chart what can here? Well, at least should insure a career touring if she has finally learnt how to play live.

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Written by | June 21, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

But let’s imagine for a minute all the possibilities for other bands. If it would be very easy to imagine any entrée inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Meat Loaf, Salt-N-Pepa, Spice Girls, the Black Eyed Peas, Korn

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Written by | June 19, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

As bad as Lazeretto is, the vinyl sounds awesome: it plays backwards and forwards, there is a holagram of an angel, alternative songs depending on where you put the needle down. The result? The vinyl alone sold an astonishing 40,000 copies and vinyl alone? White would have been at # 4 on the charts. Meanwhile, that country album? Painfully bad.

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Written by | June 16, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Hank Marvin still has a beautiful tone to his guitar and these instrumental versions of early 60s to late 70s hits is pretty wonderful, meanwhile at the top of the charts Kasabian are probably the best English rock group ion the world today.

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Written by | June 12, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Better Led Zep’s first three albums than all those damn Bro boys, right? And much better Miranda Lambert, who, should stop dressing like Bozo if Bozo was a honky tonk hooker, than any Bro including Eric Church. Between the four of em you’ve got a solid album charts for a change.

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Written by | June 5, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Yes, folks, at the top of the charts is the only Coldplay album I don’t actually hate. Young Chris problem as a composer is he is a magpie and too obvious, as a lyricist he doesn’t have a poet’s soul but as a manic depressive he will do nicely.

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Written by | June 2, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Here is a true rarity, a better album chart than the single chart. Headed by the great Sam Smith and followed by Coldplay’s best album to date, Paolo is quite good, Paolma is alright and Pharrell, eaton and London Grammar maintain the quality.

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Written by | May 26, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Screw Coldplay and Michael Jackson, the thrill here is the return of Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, otherwise known as the Beautiful South. I saw the Beautiful South in the 1990s at the tiny Supper Club and they were terrific. My fave band at the time (I never remember them when I am considering greatest bands of the 1990s) I am very very excited to hear there is a new album though I have only heard one song off it, “DIY”. I sure wish they’d release it here and then tour. So good to have these guys back. very very thrilling.

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Written by | May 24, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Can the Hank Williams album be considered new? If it can it would knock off every single thing on this list but a sixty year old recording… Kenny is the clear winner but Conor, I am wondering if I underestimate him because well because I am a little bored of his schtick by now. Certainly, except for the bridge, “Zig Zag” is a good as it gets.

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Written by | May 23, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent – Gwen Guthrie – The Queen of the Paradise Garage’s finest moment spelled out exactly what she expected from the man in the her life with a spare funky bottom and an all rhythm disco. They sure don’t make em life this any more – A

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Written by | May 20, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

I Will Never Let You Down – Rita Oro – Jay Z protegee breaks through after a coupla years of featured chorus singing and this is good EDM pop, sweet and not very assuming – B+

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Written by | May 18, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Yes, I know, I haven’t been crazy about the Conor Oberst songs I’ve heard off Upside Down Mountain and I do remember giving Coldplay an almost positive review once upon a time this week, but Conor has a history (Wide Awake was my fave album of the 00s) and I really believe once you get deep inside the album it will all make sense.

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Written by | May 16, 2014 0:09 | No Comments

Ghost Stories is the real thing, it feels like the real thing, the ache on “A Sky Full Of Stars” is real, but Coldplay can’t put it across, they can’t sell it the way Beck could. Not one song here had been running for the eject or the repeat, nothing moved me to tears, and nothing quite moved it either

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Written by | 0:02 | No Comments

Chromeo ran away with the week but the surprise here is Coldplay, I’ll give em two out of three songs, not masterpieces but at least I don’t want to punch Chris in the nose. Always a step in the right direction. Swans is Swans –I like em in small doses.

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Written by | May 4, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

And now here she comes again, the woman, the legend, from Sonny and to disco diva, to half native American hippie queen who let the Stones sleep on her floor in 1964 through TV diva, divorcee, Mrs. Greg Allman, Studio 54 denizen of the demimonde, gay icon, Chastity’s Mom, and all round believer in life after love, at the Barclay on Friday. The one and only Cher.

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Written by | April 29, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

Like all of us, rock stars go through highs and lows, peaks and valley, just when you have the world you lose it all and just when things can’t go get any worse, everything clicks into place… for awhile. Here are some career peaks!

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Written by | April 19, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

Coldplay is about to release a new album ‘Ghost Stories’ and a band like them usually embarks in a massive world tour, booking giant size arenas from Australia to Stockholm,… No such thing here, not even a festival headlining, just 6 dates in tiny places?

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Written by | March 15, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

I thought it was once again for the Jimmy Kimmel Live. Not sure because they don’t say anything but anyone can try, it’s free… and after all I won one for Paul McCartney, so everything is possible…. Not that I even like Coldplay but they are kind of a big deal, right?

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Written by | March 8, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

“Magic” which sounds like something U2 have been working on, something darkly atmospheric full of drum machines and shades of blue… only a little more melodic and relatively laid back for this sorta stuff.

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