Get Into the Groove

David Julian Price | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Tech
David Julian Price

Nowadays, it is digital downloads that are this country's musical equivalent of 'fast food', a quick and easy convenience medium - CD no longer holds that title. That's why mainstream album buyers are moving to online downloads, and leaving CD behind.

An Album to Cut Whiskey With: Liane Carroll, Ballads

David V.H. Ellis | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
David V.H. Ellis

The most poignant moments on this record are also its finest and throughout, the arrangements build magnificently; these are endings to stop conversation and put pauses between breaths.

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 18 January, 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

We learned this week that Irish rappers don't have beefs with their rivals, they have a combination of beef, horse and pork.

HMV: How Many Victims?

Jade Lane | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jade Lane

The potential loss of HMV is a catastrophic loss for the high street, it could also signal the death knell of the CD; the physical music format entirely.

Why I Loved HMV

Tom Ward | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

The worst part of HMV closing down is that the music and film lover will have limited options when it comes to discovering new music. Sure there are record stores, but, especially in small towns, it can be hard to find a decent one.

From Strawberry Jam to the Biggest Music Format of All Time

Martin Talbot | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Martin Talbot

The first time many of us will have seen the shiny little five inch disc was on Tomorrow's World, a year before the format's launch, when Kieran Prendiville spread strawberry jam on a Bee Gees CD and told us all that it would still play. It didn't.