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10 incredible facts about Morrissey

Steven Patrick Morrissey, the former Smiths frontman, is the subject of biopic ‘England is Mine’ which was released in the UK earlier this month. One of the most loved singers ever is immortalised in the feature film that looks at the life Morrissey had before he became the flower-wielding enigma …

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The 10 best selling albums of the 21st century

The 21st century has given us plenty of great albums already. But which has sold the most so far? Here are the best selling albums of the 21st century in the UK! 10. The Fame – Lady Gaga (2008) Copies sold: 2.9 million Before she started wearing meat dresses and …

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Which artist has featured on the most songs?

Collaborations have become a major part of pop music over the past 20 years. At the time of writing, three of the top ten UK singles have a ‘featured’ artist while another 3 are collaborations (which are more or less the same thing). ‘Features’ are popular for a number of …

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What is the most expensive album ever made?

Making an album is expensive. The cost of studio time, equipment and session musicians adds up quickly, although most record labels set strict budgets for their artists. Occasionally, though, an artist will be given the freedom to do whatever they want. This usually leads to a huge bill and headaches …

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Father John Misty’s ‘Pure Comedy’ is Pure Brilliance

Father John Misty, a.k.a Josh Tillman, has almost a mythical presence in the world of music right now, and his latest album only enhances the mystery and intrigue. Pure Comedy feels like a perfect evolution from what we have already seen from Tillman, as the indie/alternative genre breeds more meaning …

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Buying a Record Player: A Beginner’s Guide

UK record sales hit a 25 year high in 2016, with over three million records sold. Vinyl has officially gone mainstream. There are plenty of reasons for vinyl’s revival, including the elaborate packaging, the thrill of building a record collection and that elusive, unique vinyl sound. However, there is one obstacle …

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