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Archived Since:January 29, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Shakira Covers The xx

Just seen this on The Fader - Shakira's sampled/semi-covered The xx's track 'Islands' on a new track called 'Explore'. It's only a short clip, but it sounds pretty good. If only this was her official World Cup anthem, instead of theShow More Summary

Animated Album Sleeves

Our favourite blog today is animatedalbums.tumblr.com, which is the work of a talented fella who calls himself Mr Dormouse. Check out the full range of his album sleeve animations. They're quite something. [...] Read more!

Do Young People Really Care About Their Looks More Than Climate Change?

So there's an election on tomorrow (May 6). You may have heard. The consensus in the media is that young people in the UK don't really care about politics. If you believed what you read in the papers, you'd think the current generation...Show More Summary

The Most Wasted Man At Coachella

What's this guy on? Whatever it is, we're not sure we ever want to try it.

Julian Casablancas Goes Back In Time

This is kinda cool - Julian Casablancas has made a promotional video for his upcoming tour that borrows the visual style of '70s American cop shows. Really reminds us of the Beastie Boys' legendary 'Sabotage' video.

Are These The 20 Greatest Political Songs?

Leftie journal New Statesman have picked out their top 20 protest songs. Now it's traditional at this point to belly-ache about the fact there's no hip-hop, only three female artists in the list blah-di-blah. But, you know, it's political...Show More Summary

The 5 Most Toe-Curlingly Corporate Music Clips Ever

Two minutes into this YouTube clip, if you can stand to watch it that long, you'll see an old man in a bandana, doing a really bad Axl Rose impression. That man is Warren Buffett, the third richest man in the world, currently worth about $50 billion. Why is he debasing himself in this way? Good question. Show More Summary

Them Crooked Vultures Arse About In The Studio

Something tells us the sessions for Them Crooked Vultures' debut album were not entirely serious. Here's some footage of Dave Grohl and co doing daft dances and bellowing the phrase "Fresh pots!" over and over again. For some reas...

Do You Use Chatroulette?

It's hard to know whether Chatroulette - the site that enables people to chat to randomized strangers via their webcam - is really a global web phenomenon, or merely a hot buzzword in the media. After all, when Jon Stewart, of the ever-brilliant The Daily Show, attempted to use the site, all he found were other news reporters (watch from 1.20, it's very funny indeed): [...]

Which Tracks On Classic Albums Could You Do Without?

We had a great response to our Pink Floyd Vs iTunes post the other day, but it seems people were less worked up about the album vs track debate, more horrified by Luke's assertion that 'OK Computer' would be just as good without 'Electioneering' and 'Climbing Up The Walls'. It's an interesting topic. Show More Summary

The US Version Of Spaced - Beyond Awful

Cult comedy Spaced is being remade for US television. However, unlike the Yanks' adaptation of The Office - which actually ended up being really good, and was done with the blessing and involvement of the original producers - this one...Show More Summary

Listen To Snippets From The New Foals Album

A neat little viral here - go to Totallifeforever.co.uk, mess around with the images a bit, and you'll be presented with lyrics and snippets from Foals' forthcoming second album, 'Total Life Forever'. Meanwhile, if you haven't seen/heard it yet, check out this taster from the album, 'Spanish Sahara'.

What's The Best Club Night In The UK?

Last Friday, inspired by the testimony of James McMahon, I went London's Ultimate Power, a night that plays nothing but billowing power ballads, almost all of them from the mid-80s. Now, I know what you're thinking: a bunch of reprehensible Nathan Barleys throwing ironic shapes to Bon Jovi anthems. Show More Summary

Can't Stand Me Now - Much-Loved Albums You Can No Longer Listen To

I went for a drink the other day with my oldest friend James. As usual, we ended up reminiscing about the bands we used to listen to. We met when we were 12, and our friendship was closely linked with our musical discoveries. For example,...Show More Summary

iPad Virals - Comedy Hitler, Spoof Ads and 'Lady Pads'

Arf. It was only a matter of time before the iPad virals started. And so, to help you through a dull Thursday at work or wherever - here are some of the best and worst so far. 1. Hitler discovers the iPad. And goes batshit, naturally. Show More Summary

100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes Of All Time

Some brilliantly naff lines in this 10 minute clip, including this one from John Carpenter's 1988 cheese-fest, They Live: "I have come here to chew bubblegum, and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum." Not forgetting Keanu Reeves'Show More Summary

Is It An iSlate? Is It An iTablet? Help Us Guess What Apple's Latest Product Might Be

Apple are launching a new product next Wednesday. You may have heard about it. It's variously been labelled "book publishing's iPod moment", "Apple's next revolutionary innovation," and a "critical turning point in the way we use all...Show More Summary

Listen To Thom Yorke's Radio 1 DJ Set

Night owls may have heard Thom Yorke's Radio 1 takeover, which went out between 2 and 4am last night, during Gilles Peterson's (pictured with Yorke, below) regular slot. The rest of us, however, can listen to it now on iPlayer. There...Show More Summary

Play The Beat The Intro Game

Current best score in the office is 12.4 seconds. Can you do better? [Beat The Intro]

The Death Metal Rooster, And Other Metal Mash-Ups

Thought Christopher Lee releasing a metal album was unlikely? Here's a frontman who gives new meaning to the term 'cock rock' [You're fired - Bad Pun Ed]. Also in the metal mash-up category, here's Spongebob Squarepants doing his best 'death grunt': [...] Read more!

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