Jim Carroll

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This week in The Ticket – and your plugs

The artists we love to hate: why we reserve our odium for James Blunt, Phil Collins, Chris de Burgh, Simply Red and the other offenders. Lady Gaga: Leagues O’Toole explores the cult of Gaga Halves: with their debut album finally …

Fri, Oct 22, 2010, 09:06

   

The artists we love to hate: why we reserve our odium for James Blunt, Phil Collins, Chris de Burgh, Simply Red and the other offenders.

Lady Gaga: Leagues O’Toole explores the cult of Gaga

Halves: with their debut album finally ready to roll, the band talk to Lauren Murphy about not doing things by half.

The Ticket album club: better than any stinkin’ book club, bud.

Plus: reviews of music releases from Strands (CD of the Week for producer Stephen Shannon’s solo album), John Legend & The Roots, Bryan Ferry, Magnetic Man, Windings, Alien Envoy, Luan Parle, Dexy’s Midnight Runners (the reissue of “Searching for the Young Soul Rebels”), Kenny Wheeler, Trent Reznor (soundtrack for “The Social Network”) and more, plus new movies on the block including Alpha and Omega, Africa United, The Arbor, Carlos, Easy A, Legends of the Guardians, Ramona and Beezus, Red and Paranormal Activity 2.

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules. Declare an interest where one should be declared. Plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense. Plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Plugs which plug the same stuff every week will also be deleted – if people ain’t interested by now, you should really get the message. Enjoy the long weekend, folks.

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