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Gotye dominates Spotify’s most-played streaming lists for 2012

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Spotify have revealed the artists making waves through their music streaming service in 2012, publishing the lists of most streamed albums, tracks, and artists, both globally and in the UK, as well as the most used apps in the desktop Spotify application. Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is by far this year’s most popular song on Spotify, topping …

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Happy Birthday Jimi – Experience the ten weirdest Hendrix covers

Ashley Music, Timewarp 2 Comments

There aren’t that many musicians that can describe das utterly unique. Jimi Hendrix is one though. His amazing body of music, and the astonishing way in which he played his guitar, simply rewrote the rule book in the late 60s. Many bands, often featuring accomplished musicians like Cream, followed in his wake, but none could get near the magic of …

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Jimi Hendrix’s guitar, leather trousers, jacket, hat and shirt up for grabs today

Ashley Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Jeans & Trousers, Music 1 Comment

Are you experienced? At bidding? Well you need to be quick. If you are a Jimi fan then you need to get here asap as they have a brilliant selection of Jimi’s stuff from the 1960s which only has a few hours left to go. Flip through the gallery to see what’s up for grabs. The guitar has a starting …

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Rolling Stones Week – a pilgrimage to the home of ‘Exile on Main Street’ – Nellcote in France

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Apparently some seventy something geezers are playing the O2 this week. Their first show on Sunday was according to our spies, really rather good. So to celebrate the Stones we have already brought you Mick Jagger’s top ten crimes against fashion and the top five under rated Stones albums. Here Stones uber fan Victoria Shortt (who even named her company …

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Mick Jagger’s top 10 crimes against fashion (and there are some corkers)

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There was a point somewhere in the 1960s when The Rolling Stones were arguably the best dressed band on the planet. They mixed traditional Saville Row threads with flamboyant shirts, cravats and scarves better than anyone. They were the epitome of pop art cool. Check here for evidence. But then the coolest of the lot of them, Brian, went swimming, …

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Menswear’s Nuisance album finally goes platinum – so here’s why you should give it another listen

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They were written off as the Boyzone of Britpop – a band whose image and not music gave them a spot on Top Of The Pops even before their debut single had troubled the charts. However there was always more to Menswear than their angular cheekbones and fancy threads. And I am not the only person who thinks so. For …

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The 12 most iconic rock and roll band t shirts of all time

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There was a time when the only people who would wear band T shirts were metal heads still loyal to their ageing rocker heroes, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin fans, who a decade on hadn’t bought any other new items of clothes, and Teenage Fanclub fans who’d give them a quick iron and pop them on each time their favourite Glaswegians hit …

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The Unmissables – the top ten debut albums of 2012

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It is almost the end of the year so time to start compiling those best of 2012 lists, and to kick things off we thought we ‘d take a look at the best debut albums. There has been an explosion of  great new guitar bands this year. From Alabama Shakes in the States through to Sweden’s bizarrely monikered Goat, the …

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Kurt Cobain’s 50 favourite albums – how many do you own?

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Kudos to Flavorwire for publishing a hand written note from the late Nirvana fella that lists his top 50 albums. It is a facsinating list in many ways for several of the albums he mentions were, how shall we say, rather uncool in the plaid shirt and super long shorts late 80s and early 90s grunge era. So while there …

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Clarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots

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Clarks are once again teaming up with Record Store Day, putting together a line of tune-inspired footwear and bagging the services of Californian indie-pop maestros Best Coast in the process. As part of Clarks’ Originals collection for 2013, the veritable shoe makers will be putting together a line of bold, colourful patent leather Desert Boots for guys and girls, as well as …

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2012 and the Psychedelic explosion – Tame Impala, Toy, Jacco Gardner, The Sufis and a load more

Ashley Music 3 Comments

In case you hadn’t noticed there is a bit of a psychedelic revival going on at the moment. and it isn’t just garage bands cranking up the feedback or janglemeisters going a little woozy. This is proper psychedelia in all its technicolour glory. As the pop historians among you know, the first psych era started in 1966 with tracks like …

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Forget Adele and Skyfall, these are the best James Bond songs EVER

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Gun sights darting from each edge of the screen. The iconic theme kicks in. A man in a tuxedo walks into view, turns to the camera. BANG! Fade to red. BOND IS BACK! We’re just weeks away from the release of Skyfall, Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007, and the 23rd adventure for the world’s most famous spy. Today’s also …

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Domino Drip.fm: A digital fan-club for the 21st century

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Domino has become one of the most influential record labels of the last two decades, being the stable housing Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Spiritualized, John Cale, Arctic Monkeys and Animal Collective, among many others. Earlier this year Domino launched a new digital fanclub service called Domino Drip, and we’ve spent the last few weeks trying it out. Part of the …

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The five most under-rated Rolling Stones albums – Some Girls, Satanic Majesties and more

Ashley Music, Timewarp 2 Comments

So The Stones are 50 this week. I must admit it always makes me chuckle when people say that The Stones were great at singles and rubbish at albums. Let’s be honest, The Beatles wiped the floor with them on both accounts. Besides there are some great Stones albums. I am sure you know all about Exile on Main Street, …

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REVIEW: The Stone Roses at Heaton Park – A second coming worth a 16 year wait

Gerald Lynch features, festivals, Music, News 1 Comment

Reunion shows aren’t quite the mystical occasion they once were. From the Pixies to Suede to Led Zeppelin to Pulp, long-missed musical heroes are now a staple head to the line-up of summer festivals. The Stone Roses reunion, however, sits outside the realms of regular reunion shows . Following an acrimonious split, it’s been 16 years since the original line-up …

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20 Most Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Hairstyles

Gerald Lynch Celeb style, features, Grooming, Music, Timewarp 8 Comments

Rock ‘n’ roll can be broken down as follows: 10% fashion, 10% music and 110% HAIR. We know that adds up to 130%. That’s why we’re writing for a fashion site and aren’t quantum physicists. But it also acts to highlight just how important good hair can be in the making of a musical and cultural icon, and cementing the status …

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Blur’s Parklife turns 18!: The Britpop classic comes of age

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  Blur’s Parklife is 18 years old today! An ode to Blighty aimed at girls who are boys who like boys to be girls who do boys like they’re girls who do girls like they’re boys, Parklife was a wry, anthem-filled album that championed mockney Cockneys, a day at the (greyhound) races and…er…the shipping forecast. All the people (so many …

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Review: Retro Infinity Gold Headphones

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Over the past few weeks I have been testing out i-Mego Retro Infinity Gold headphones. i-Mego are relatively new to the audio market, but have been making a name for themselves as producers of high quality designer headphones, earphones and core audio accessories. The Retro Infinity headphones, feature genuine leather headbands, with signature i-Mego stitching and in-line microphone and adaptor …

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A|X Armani Exchange Autumn 2011 collection & DJ residency

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There is definitely something debonair about the A|X Armani Exchange Autumn 2011 collection. A mix of blazers, plaid shirts, vests and jackets with elbow patches it looks like they’ve taken inspiration from the British gentry.

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