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Horror songs: The Intense Humming Of Evil

Published on October 30th, 2013 | by Will Murphy

There is no denying that the Manic Street Preachers’ third album, The Holy Bible, is a distressing listen. The album represents some of the final days of Richey James Edwards and gives us an insight into a mind that is …... Read More


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Lou Reed: A Tribute Playlist

Published on October 27th, 2013 | by Brian Coney

Arguably punk’s greatest ancestor, Velvet Underground founder and uncompromising solo artist and collaborator for the last five decades, Lou Reed has passed away the age of 71. One of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century (and, …... Read More


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Do You Still Want To Believe? 20 Years of The X-Files

Published on October 23rd, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

Arguably, television has replaced cinema as the preeminent visual entertainment medium. Shows like Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and The Wire have stolen Hollywood’s thunder when it comes to dynamic and progressive storytelling. It wasn’t always this …... Read More


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Smoke And Mirrors: The NI Music Prize

Published on October 16th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

Award ceremonies are a strange beast, a curious mixture of the repellently naff and the irresistibly enticing. Regardless of what they might claim, everyone loves a pat on the back, the feeling of being vindicated in …... Read More


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Classic Album: Doll By Doll – Gypsy Blood

Published on October 11th, 2013 | by Steven Rainey

A flicker of neon light casts shadows on a wet brick wall in Soho. A man, with a special glint in his eye, a glint that suggests danger, romance, and pain, turns his collar up against …... Read More


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