Which is superior - the undeniable beauty and grandeur of (say) Bach's Cantatas or the awe-inspiring grindcore histrionics of fellow German musicians Afterlife Kids? Answer: they're both good
Mr Bigz London's rap supremo returns to the music scene with his latest S.U.M.M.E.R EP which aims to brighten your mood throughout the forthcoming autumn months. Pulsating with nothing but good vibes for all seasons, we caught up with the man himself to get the low down on his latest offering.
The Girl of the Golden West, or La fanciulla del West, follows the lives of saloon-bar owner Minnie and a community of gold miners who are struggling to cope with the harsh realities of daily life in a bleak and unforgiving environment.
Art and freedom of expression go hand in hand. I might find the lyrics to the Exodus song abhorrent but I would defend the bands right to explore their art form and challenge perceptions, and locking up a fan for posting lyrics on a Facebook wall is clearly bonkers.
I think the rating scheme is a fantastic initiative. Just take a look at how films have evolved since ratings were introduced. Filmmakers have more freedom to express themselves than ever. It takes tremendously graphic depictions of sex or violence to be denied a rating by the BBFC.
I was fortunate in as much as I never suffered from stage fright. It might have been because I was in a nine-piece band and there is safety in numbers, or it might have been because I wasn't fronting the band, but in any case I was grateful for not having that burden.
Jermaine Scott Sinclair - Wretch 32 (three-two) - is the son of a local reggae DJ in the Tiverton Estate, which explains the clear dancehall beats juxtaposed with his north London lyrics that are full of metaphors and soulful hooks and melodies, that will keep you humming for hours after hearing one of his hits.
Of his new novel Arnold Drive, Hugh Cornwell says "it's like Being There meets Forrest Gump meets Father Ted. It's a Dickensian tale, a black comedy."
It's from this melting pot that you get Kiasmos, a Scandinavian electronica duo comprised of a critically acclaimed electronics producer and one of the worlds most respected contemporary composers.
It seems remarkable that almost 25 years later I found myself sitting in the old Olympic Studios where the band recorded a load of their classic records. In front of me was a grey-haired Jimmy Page, the composer who so let me down on the first hearing, but whose body of work has inspired me through my entire adult life.
Come Sunday morning, the nation will be shaken awake by the collective groans of thousands of music lovers as they drag themselves prematurely from their beds hoping to get tickets to Glastonbury Music Festival.
Gothenburg pioneers In Flames have made a lot of changes to their sound in Siren Charms, and for the most part this comes across as quite a big risk. Many, many fans have longed for a return to the sound of Colony or Whoracle, melodic death-metal juggernauts that cemented In Flames firmly onto the heavy metal scene.
For decades politicians have put education at the top of the agenda. But we seem to have ended up with a target and league-table based system, and a too-narrow focus. Head teachers are under tremendous pressure to ensure that targets around literacy and numeracy are met... From what I've seen, creativity in the curriculum is being squeezed hard.
If you haven't tried to get tickets before, you should know that it is not the most simple of processes. That's an understatement - it is horrible. You have to get up early and battle against every other sane human in the UK, and God knows where else, who knows the importance of securing their tickets to Worthy Farm next June no matter what the cost.
The 75 minutes epic features the band's catchy tunes, a never before seen interview and exclusive backstage tour footage, all in true high definition and a 5:1 surround sound; "an epic event for Directioners".
Rapper, song writer, film director and now charity founder, Plan B is this month supporting the launch of The Big Music Project. The founder of Each One Teach One, Plan B is joining forces with the lottery funded Big Music Project to give more opportunities in the music business to young people across the UK.