Burial: Tunes 2011–2019 review - Mindblowing compilation by the producer of the century
- December 6, 2019, 07:00
Simon Reynolds called Burial’s 2007 masterpiece Untrue the most important electronic album of the century so far. In Ghosts of My Life: Writings on De(...)
Is Mark Fisher this century’s most interesting British writer?
- March 30, 2019, 05:00
For the past two weeks I’ve been feasting on k-punk, an 800-page collection of the writings of the late cultural theorist Mark Fisher. While skip(...)
If Netflix has changed TV, why is ‘Friends’ still so popular?
- August 16, 2018, 09:45
If we know anything about popular culture we know that young people don’t watch television any more. They are watching Dutch maniacs unboxing Bluetoot(...)
Autechre: ‘Something happens when you listen to music in the dark’
- July 14, 2018, 05:00
Electronic musicians tend to stage elaborate live shows featuring dazzling lights, eye-popping visuals, and all sorts of bells and whistles. Kraftwerk(...)
Mark E Smith, who has died aged 60, was alternative pop’s snaggletoothed eccentric uncle. He had fronted leftfield post-punk rock band The Fall since (...)
David Bowie remembered: What we’ve learned since his death
- January 10, 2017, 19:35
In the wake of David Bowie’s death, the impulse to treat Blackstar like a puzzle to be solved was understandable yet seemed to defeat the point of his(...)