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Stardust’s classic house track sounds better with this brilliant video, one of the best ever

Music Sounds Better With You, one of the all-time great house tunes, is a simple but compelling looped affair featuring a powerful bass...

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Band of the year: The Avalanches – it took them 16 years, but it was well worth the wait

What do you do after you’ve made the best album of 2000? If you are The Avalanches, you wait 16 years, then produce a follow-up that...

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School of Rock report: Andrew Lloyd Webber gets a B+ but it’s A-stars all round for the kids

School of Rock may be Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new West End musical, but the best song in it is not an Andrew Lloyd Webber composition....

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From ABBA to X: are these the 101 best band names in the world?

The answer is no, but they are an interesting selection of writer Bart Bull’s favourites, listed in his book Battle of the Band...

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The Turtles Present The Battle of the Bands

‘I was snorting coke on Abraham Lincoln’s desk in the White House. Yes, that Abraham Lincoln and that White House.’ So...

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Saint Etienne: ‘The name had this kind of magic’

BBC 6 Music’s excellent Amy Lamé’s French Voyage, on Sunday 10 July, included an enjoyable conversation with Saint...

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