Archive | Jack Penate

"08/09" from XL promises stellar year in releases

From M.I.A's "Kala" to Radiohead's "In Rainbows" and every musical tidbit in between, XL Recordings has released a cavalcade of music in the last year or so. Obviously, they're real darn excited over at XL, because they've put out a compilation, "08/09", of tracks they've been tinkering with and some they are prepping for release […]

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On the flipside of the current British pop revival is Jack Peñate. Now, I don't know if I dislike Jack Peñate because he dates/dated Kate Nash, he seems irritating in his videos or because he, well, is pretty bad musically. Jack Peñate longs to be an important voice in Brit-pop, something like an '00s Dexy's […]

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NME Top 10, found yet again, this time subsumed by the evils of MTV2

Well, NME might have finally jumped the shark by totally ceding control of their Top 10 songs to MTV2 UK, or at least that is what it seems to me. After months of searching for the NME top 10, I did finally find it on the MTV2 website, or at least what it claims is […]

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Song of the UK, NME style

So, we've become fond here at TIG of recapping the goings-on on the NME UK pop charts, but really, how meaningful is it when most of us have no idea who the bands are in the first part? I mean, does it mean anything to you if you read that the number 5 song is […]

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