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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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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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Groundhog Day: Our fourth nominee for The Lupe Fiasco Award for services to pop culture

The fourth in a series where Pop Lifer tests music, film, television etc by the rules laid down in Lupe Fiasco’s “Superstar”: “Did you improve on the design?/Did you do something new?”. If the answer is yes to either of … Continue reading

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Pop Lifer is six months old today – time for our infant check up

Exactly six months ago, we posted our first proper blog here on Pop Lifer, one celebrating the bravery of the then little-known Frank Ocean, who had just told the world in a beautiful and simple letter that his first true … Continue reading

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From Punk to Monkhouse: How Danny Baker does Danny Baker better than anyone else we know

Autobiographies are for psueds, the self-important or airport newsagents. So, why has Danny Baker, free form broadcaster and official loose cannon, written one? As he himself says “Frankly, I’ve always thought people who ‘bare their souls’ or who reveal any … Continue reading

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