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Which Is Your Favourite Sunrise?

With world events on a seemingly inevitable path to world war, and the worst kind of nuclear dawn, let’s take our minds off things with some great music. I Like The Sunrise was written by Duke Ellington for his Liberian Suite in 1947. Commissioned for the Liberian centennial by the African nation to celebrate the […]

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Record Store Day – Let’s Aim Higher

Saturday 21st April saw the latest annual Record Store Day celebrated here in the UK, and around the world, with a raft of special limited edition vinyl and cd releases (and some tapes!) released especially for the event and available exclusively through participating independent stores. It’s now the busiest day of the year for those […]

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Stevie Nicks vs Christine McVie – You Decide…

Between the two of them, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie seperately wrote many of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, during a phenomenally successful period for the band that saw them sell millions of albums, and singles worldwide. Hits such as Dreams, Don’t Stop, Little Lies, Rhiannon and You Make Lovin’ Fun showcased their talent to great […]

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Is Doctor Who Too Confusing?

If there was one consistent criticism of Doctor Who under previous showrunner Russell T. Davies, it was that he focused too much on “soap opera” elements, with the constant returning to the Powell Estate and the Tyler family. This year you could be forgiven for suggesting that latest showrunner Steven Moffat has turned the show […]

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Doctor Who – A Good Man Goes To War (S06E07)

Doctor Who A Good Man Goes To War, the mid-season finale, attracted 5.5 million viewers according to overnight figures. The long-running secret of River Song‘s true identity was finally revealed, and viewers also learnt more about Amy‘s baby, and why she is so important to the Doctor’s enemies. It also saw returns for many of […]

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Doctor Who – The Almost People (S06E06)

The Almost People was the second episode of a two part Doctor Who adventure that attracted 5.0 million viewers at the weekend according to unofficial overnight figures. Not only did it continue and conclude the previous week’s proceedings, but it also finished on what was (and had been hyped up in the press and online) […]

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All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace is a three part documentary that began on BBC Two this week (Monday nights at 9.00pm), the latest from acclaimed filmmaker Adam Curtis. In this first film, Curtis attempted to explore the relationship between humans and the machines they have built, and how it has shaped everything […]

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Doctor Who – The Rebel Flesh (S06E05)

Last night’s Doctor Who The Rebel Flesh, the first of a two part story, attracted 5.7 million viewers according to overnight figures. Written by Matthew Graham (Life On Mars/Ashes To Ashes), the Doctor, Amy and Rory land the Tardis at a creepy monastery located on an island that is home to a small set of […]

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Kate Bush – Director’s Cut

This week saw the release of Director’s Cut, the first new album from Kate Bush since Aerial in 2005. Not a collection of new songs as many fans were hoping for, but a reworking and reimagining of songs taken from across two of her older albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. It also […]

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Archer – The Secret (Agent) Is Out

It might be becoming a mission impossible to create a fresh, new animated comedy in the modern television world, but the creators of Archer have done just that. For those of you who are yet to discover FX Network‘s animated secret agent, Archer first hit American screens briefly in a pilot episode in late 2009, […]

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