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Boy interrupted: Frankmusik’s return to peak pop fitness with “Between”

Pop records are like babies: no matter how quick and magical the moment of conception might be, the birth is usually a long and messy process, and you never quite know what’s going to come out of the other end. … Continue reading

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Football, Friendship, Family and other F-bombs

The referee points to the spot in the 6th minute of injury time. Our most talented player, who had just won the penalty, steps up to take it. If we score, we are through, to Wembley and, maybe maybe, the Premiership. The pub … Continue reading

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“It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.” Roger Ebert 1942-2013

Roger Ebert applied his joy and his scorn without prejudice as the most revered film critic of his generation. He was as ready to scathe a vanity piece of art house as he was to enthuse about an apparently throwaway … Continue reading

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“Now the story of a brilliant comedy who lost its commission and the one streaming service who had no choice but to get them back together. It’s Arrested Development.”

“Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. It’s Arrested Development.” “Arrested Development” is a mythical beast. Like the cult sci-fi series and film, … Continue reading

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“I’d be proud for “Bloodsports” to be the last Suede record” – Suede interview and track by track album review

Suede 2013 – photo supplied by Quietus Managemen Suede, Neil Pop Lifer’s favourite band of all time, have returned to the pop fray after a decade’s absence with a fine new record, “Bloodsports”.  A week ago we ran the first of a … Continue reading

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“It was 20 years ago today” – my life as a teenage Suedehead

20 years ago today, Suede released their third single, “Animal Nitrate”. A grimy paean to violent gay sex, it became the band’s first top ten hit, thanks to a chorus so big it could swallow continents. For the band’s growing … Continue reading

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