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Album cover of Springsteen's Born To Run

Classic album: Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Unlike many releases today, Born To Run wasn’t knocked up to meet output demands.

The Hubbards

Ones to watch: The Hubbards

Rising Hull four-piece The Hubbards play Night and Day on 28th February. You won’t want to miss out.

Flyer for King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

Live: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins @ Central Methodist Hall

This had an atmosphere that far out-weighed the sum of its parts.

Scuba aka Paul Rose

Opinion: Why I hate Scuba

Zomby’s got competition at being the biggest arse in electronic music.

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Review: “Semele”, an opera by MUMS

By George Wilson

Justice

Live: Justice @ Academy 1

It’s impossible not to raise questions about how ‘live’ a performance from 2 men with computers and decks really is.

La Maquína de Bolas album cover

Album: Alex Under – La Maquína de Bolas

Spanish techno prodigy Alex Under makes a powerful argument for his genre.

The Twilight Sad

Live: The Twilight Sad @ Ruby Lounge

Steadfast honesty and a clear dedication mean The Twilight Sad deserve their die-hard and adoring fanbase.

Murkage Cartel

Opinion: Why I hate Murkage

“Fuck standing around posing like a dickhead” reads the Murkage Club Facebook group. How ironic.

Whitney in her heyday.

Opinion: Whitney Houston

Should we really be lining the pockets of opportunistic industry types?

Tour dates poster

Live: NME Awards Tour @ Academy 1

Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks play to a packed out Academy.

britishinvasion

Column: The British Invasion

The Beatles’ hit songs, sharp suits and mop-top haircuts sent American girls wild.