Mass social isolation prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the music world – from the economic peril faced by artists cut-off from significant touring income […]
Piers Barber heads up north to catch Radiohead’s rearranged super-gig at Old Trafford cricket ground. Despite some serious sound issues, a triumphant final hour makes it just about worth it. […]
After five years of waiting, we finally have a new Radiohead album to enjoy. Here’s Buster Stonham on whether it was worth all the fuss. Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool (XL) After five […]
Prince lived for the stage, and his live show will forever remain one of the most memorable to ever grace the world’s clubs, theatres and sports stadiums. In the days since […]
Thom Yorke’s surprise new solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, has been released via a file sharing platform notoriously associated with piracy. What’s Thom’s thinking behind the release, and could BitTorrent […]
As the NME recently proved, Best Albums of All Time lists are rubbish. They repeatedly contain the same tired choices and teach nobody anything interesting about new music. Here, our […]
Spotify has received some high profile criticism recently, but is the streaming really killing the music industry? Buster Stonham gives his opinion. Last week Spotify celebrated its fifth birthday, but […]
Imperfect and confused, the Mercury Prize is in need of a clearer mission aim. But it still serves an important purpose, writes Piers Barber.
Thom Yorke and co. once again push the boundaries of music and technology by streaming new album via Reddit fan forum, writes Buster Stonham.
We count down our top 10 albums of 2011 in two instalments, today it’s numbers 10 – 6. Words by Buster Stonham and Anna Feintuck.