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The Man Who Finally Fell to Earth

Yes, it’s been a while hasn’t it? Call this sudden unexpected return our ‘The Next Day’, a tribute to a man without whom Pop Lifer would never have existed. Kate Bush. The Smiths. Madonna. The Sex Pistols. Blondie. Depeche Mode. The … 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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“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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Frankmusik is back on the Map – review of “Far From Over” EP (with bonus ramblings on the state of modern pop)

Anyone who read this blog at the end of 2012 may have noticed that we ended the year gripped by two obsessive pop ideas. The first was that “Scream And Shout”, the atrocity duet between will.i.am and Britney Spears, was … Continue reading

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Noise, glorious noise – review of My Bloody Valentine live at Brixton Electric

(Pop Lifer’s trademark “live at the show” art photography. Contact us to buy exclusive print.) On the way to the Electric tonight we get assailed in the street by a middle aged hippie with a Scandinavian accent and a trembling youth … Continue reading

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