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Stilted, ridiculous, predictable, perfect: the genius of Breaking Bad

Pop Lifer, in an almost spoiler free attempt, tries to explain why Breaking Bad is just so good. Pop Lifer has tried to write a blog on Breaking Bad for sometime, and in the last few weeks this effort has … Continue reading

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Can ‘Les Revenants’ pull off the pay-off?

We’ve re-uped in B’more, cooked blue meth in New Mexico, corridor walked in DC and arrested half the population of Copenhagen in a surprisingly flattering woolly jumper. Now, we have mixed feelings for a band of Alpine zombies competing for … Continue reading

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Only connect – Frank Ocean brings hope to the Brixton Academy (review)

  There’s a moment tonight which may be the most hopeful, beautiful thing I’ve seen in 20 years of gig-going at the Brixton Academy. Frank Ocean stands on the stage, almost nakedly vulnerable in a fierce red spotlight, singing the heartbroken words … Continue reading

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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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