Much is, understandably enough, made of the fact that it took Pulp some 16 years – from the post-punk era to the early days of Britpop – to achieve an(...)

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The Ticket Awards 2013

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Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys on the main stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times
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