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From The Vault: Queen – Sheer Heart Attack

George Bailey revisits one of Queen’s most influential albums.

Live: Joy Division Reworked – The Heritage Orchestra

It’s Joy Division as you’ve never heard them before, but is it a testament or a disservice to their legacy?

Album: Johnny Flynn – Country Mile

Country Mile is more of the same from the Sussex Wit frontman, but that’s no bad thing when his output is so consistently excellent.

Preview: Johnny Marr

Marr returns to Manchester hot on the heels of the success of his top ten album ‘The Messenger’

Live: Roger Waters – The Wall

Does Roger Waters’ epic show live up to expectation, or is the extravagant production just a brick too far? George Bailey investigates.

Live: Johnny Flynn

The forgotten man of the ‘nu-folk’ movement is back with a bang

Album: Kveikur – Sigur Rós

Kveikur doesn’t sculpt the same vast and majestic soundscapes as 2002’s ( ), but is no less impressive in its execution.

Album: Beady Eye – BE

Cheeky Manc chappy Liam Gallagher takes a second bite of the apple with the ingeniously titled BE.

Album: Miles Kane – Don’t Forget Who You Are

The self-appointed leader of an apparent mod revival falls flat with his second solo effort

Preview: Live from Jodrell Bank

This summer at Jodrell Bank, the real stars will be gracing the stage, not just the night sky.

From the Vault: The Doors – L.A. Woman

“The Doors at their blues-rock best, and its mere existence is a miracle in itself.”

Live: Sigur Rós

George Bailey experiences Sigur Rós at Manchester’s O2 Apollo

Live: Johnny Marr

“He’s a magician with a guitar, a godlike genius, and quite possibly the coolest Mancunian of all time.”

Music and design – a dying art?

George Bailey mourns the death of creative record design as the digital craze takes over

From the vault: The Smiths – Meat is Murder (1985)

A look back at the album that put more people off their meat than any horse burger ever could

5 songs in the field of: Christmas

George Bailey runs through five of his favourite Christmas tracks, new and old

A Smiths reunion – ‘Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before’

George Bailey investigates yet another Smiths reunion rumour…