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One Direction: Four review glossy pop with hints of Springsteen

One Direction had to grow up sometime. On their fourth album, the five teen heart-throbs take another skinny-jeaned step from peach fuzz and bubble-gum pop to day-after stubble and soft rock.

Irving Berlins White Christmas review smothered in sickly sweet sentiment

Dominion, LondonTheres plenty of song and dance to enjoy in this short London production starring Aled Jones and Strictlys Tom Chambers. Just try to ignore the lack of plot Continue reading...

Ariel Pink: Pom Pom review pop music by someone who thinks its beneath him

(4AD)With a certain thumping inevitability, the new Ariel Pink album arrives surrounded by controversy, engendered by recent remarks from the mouth of its author. Controversy engendered by Ariel Pinks remarks is such a regular occurrence that Pitchfork th

All you need is love: Adrian Lester and the miraculous all-male As You Like It

It seemed like a one-off curiosity but Cheek by Jowls experiment became an unlikely global hit.

The Velvet Underground Foggy Notion: hear an unreleased mix

Weve got a previously unreleased mix of this Velvet Underground classic for you have a listen and let us know what you think.

Behind the beat: Savages and Bo Ningen on how dadaism inspired Words to the Blind video

Savages and Bo Ningen discuss their collaboration Words to the Blind, a 37-minute 'simultaneous sonic poem' inspired by the dadaist movement of 1916.

Terry Eagleton reviews Trouble in Paradise and Absolute Recoil by Slavoj iek

Like Socrates on steroids: iek is both breathtakingly perceptive and outrageously irresponsible. Is he just out to scandalise?

Terry Eagleton reviews Trouble in Paradise and Absolute Recoil by Slavoj iek

Like Socrates on steroids: iek is both breathtakingly perceptive and outrageously irresponsible. Is he just out to scandalise?

Funny Girl review Nick Hornby channels the 1960s

Miss Blackpool 1964 is the star of a fictional sitcom in Hornbys new novel, which pays homage to television's golden years.