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The spirit of rave is back in music, film, art and even political protest. Could it be not just a re-enactment of the past, but a roadmap for the future?
By repurposing the ephemera of their past, the band are saying something about the desperate perishability of the present.
We are living in the age of cultural narcissism in which nothing has value unless it’s about us, now, today.
It is distressing to imagine this indefatigable avatar of ’avin it descending to a place of self-erasure.
The collapse of HMV looks like a nail in the coffin for a music industry long declared “dead”. But music sales are higher than in the glory days of Britpop.
The circumstances of productive boredom and limited horizons that gave him his vocation have gone, and will not return.
The Smith's star reveals little of his shared past with Morrissey in this enjoyable book which charts his later career.
Simon Reynolds’s reassessment of glam, Shock and Awe, takes us back to an era that feels eerily familiar.
New comedy Damned reveals the dark humour of working in the front lines of healthcare.
Watching the band at The Roundhouse, it was easy to see why Radiohead are still so successful 25 years into their career.