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Magpie recommends: Essential indie

Indie music buffs will have an extensive music collection of  niche bands,  chart toppers and all those in between. Those of you who love this kind of music will still be collecting your music on CDs and vinyl because there’s no better way to hear music, is there? These fans …

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Ed Sheeran’s accident causes tour set-back

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will be postponing dates on the fifth leg of his Divide tour. Sheeran is due to play Taipei’s Nangang Exhibition Centre on 22 October, but it’s unknown when his dates in Asia will now take place. At the moment, Sheeran is unable to play guitar due to …

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Morrissey releases video for new single Spent the Day in Bed

Miserable Mancunian Morrissey has shared the video for his latest single Spent the Day in Bed. The single is taken from his new album, Low in High School, which will be released next month through BMG and Morrissey’s own Etienne label. The video features a familiar face in footballer Joey …

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The highest-grossing concert tours of all time

Live music is special for a wide range of reasons: hearing your favourite song in the same room as your most-loved band, sharing the experience with hundreds of others and the incredible show that artists will put on. We’ve done the sums and compiled a list of the highest-grossing concert …

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5 of the greatest musician feuds

Making music can come at a price. Whether it’s creative differences, egos or you straight up don’t like another artist, disagreements between musicians always grasp our attention. Friends have become enemies, families have fallen apart and headlines have been made from some of these feuds in the last few years. …

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10 essential classic pop albums

Everybody is talkin’ about pop music… and these next 10 albums are records to rave about. They might be your guilty pleasure, or you may be willing to exclaim from the rooftops the love you have for some of these cliché acts. Whatever tickles your fancy, we can’t deny a …

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5 of the best second albums ever

Releasing a follow up album is difficult in any genre, particularly if your debut album was well received. The ‘second album syndrome’ is known the world over: artists struggle with the pressure to emulate their first offering and succumb to creating something subpar. This isn’t always the case though, and …

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The biggest indie debut albums

Having a number one album nowadays is reserved for the ever-marketable boybands like One Direction or sure-fire hitmakers like Adele. But, tucked away in the record stores are the little indie gems that have made waves over the last few years. We take a look at some of the big …

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