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Why Blur’s Modern Life Is Rubbish is one of the most special albums ever

Today we are celebrating Blur’s Modern life Is Rubbish – you’ll find out why in mo – one of the most brilliant and influential albums of the 90s. Here’s ten reasons why you should give it a spin tonight (and every night). 1 It has the most amazing image on the cover That’s The Mallard, the art deco-esque train, coughs, …

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AshleyWhy Blur’s Modern Life Is Rubbish is one of the most special albums ever
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Not just My Bloody Valentine – Eight original Shoegazing bands who need reviving

Like most music obsessives from time to time I have wondered what it must have been like to be there at a pivotal moment in music history. You know, like avoiding the sweat dripping off the ceiling while the Fab Four hone their post-Hamburg rock and roll in The Cavern. Or watching the light show and Syd Barrett in psychedelic …

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AshleyNot just My Bloody Valentine – Eight original Shoegazing bands who need reviving
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Style Safari – InterCity British Rail T shirts

Train travel was much more fun in the 80s. Then you had the wrong sort of leaves on the track, pissed footy fans on Inter City Specials, Jimmy Saville doing the TV adverts and timetables that were quite possibly penned but The Brothers Grimm. Yes those days sure were fun. Actually the best bit about the, coughs, golden age of …

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AshleyStyle Safari – InterCity British Rail T shirts

Got a new iPad/Nexus 7/Kindle Fire HD? Here are the 30 apps to download first!

Got yourself a new tablet this Christmas. Chances are that you, or some in your home has taken delivery of a new iPad, iPad mini, Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD or one of those cheapo models that we like so much. The big question is then what apps should you download first? We have put together a list …

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AshleyGot a new iPad/Nexus 7/Kindle Fire HD? Here are the 30 apps to download first!
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Is Baggy/Madchester the next big thing in men’s fashion?

The other day The Guardian’s music/fashion correspondent Alexis Petridis wrote about how men’s fashion has suddenly become massively influenced by one year, 1988 and specifically the time in which 80s fashions (think denim shirts, girlie pumps), collided with the 1950s (think quiffs, Levis 501s, Rayban Wayfarers etc). This odd combination occurred for a number of serendipitous reasons. Firstly big brands …

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AshleyIs Baggy/Madchester the next big thing in men’s fashion?