Last year’s Rewind the Film was supposed to be a double album but realising that they had two entirely different sets of songs, Manic Street Preach(...)

Here’s a second volume of hits and singles from Paul Weller, culled from Heliocentric (2002) up to Sonik Kicks (2012). It’s sometimes easy to forget j(...)

They should have called this album Chris’s Cri de Coeur as this short (42 minutes), nine-track affair is lyrically dominated by tear-soaked sentime(...)

In many ways Everyday Robots is the last word on the great Blur-vs-Oasis debate. Back when Damon Albarn was writing drivel such as Country House, i(...)

Still Elton John’s best and most complete work, this 1973 double album was shot through with sentiment and nostalgia for times past. There’s a (...)

John Grant: he combines the “emotional turbulence of a 14-year-old’s diary entries with the gnarled wisdom of a Nick Cave or a Leonard Cohen”
Review: John Grant

John Grant Olympia Theatre, Dublin ***** On a cold night, there was warmth aplenty in a packed Olympia as the crowd joined in on John Gr(...)

The New Mendicants are Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub, Joe Pernice of Pernice Brothers, and drummer Mike Belisky of The Sadies. Finding themselves (...)

The Special AKA released single Free Nelson Mandela in 1984 - which climbed to the top of the charts in countries around the world.

In his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom, Nelson Mandela wrote “I am told that when ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ posters went up in London, most young peop(...)

Stirring it: Nigella Lawson, whose husband referred to her as ‘Higella’. Photograph: Charles Birchmore

In a pre-trial court hearing this week that involved two of Nigella Lawson’s personal assistants, the judge deemed admissible an email sent by Lawson’(...)

Flying Circus: Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin in the 1970s. Photograph: BBC

And now for something completely predictable: Monty Python said this week that they are re-forming for a show at the O2 in London, with a tour likely (...)