Jimi Hendrix: and the gods made love
In the beginning were The Beatles. They brought music. Then Dylan came and he brought the Word. And then there was Hendrix. His gift was the guitar. And with it,…

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Muse Chaotic Symmetry: The Origin Of Symmetry
It was 2001, and humanity was entering the new millennium with hope and fear. Behind - a century of scientific and technological progress, bloody world wars, space exploration, postmodernism and…

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The Perfect Couple: Greatest Rock Duos
From The Last Shadow Puppets and The White Stripes, to The Chemical Brothers and Slaves, we suggest recalling some of the greatest rock duets. The last shadow shadow puppets Former…

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Our task is to write sincerely, without any tricks. Interview with Gayana

The Moscow English-speaking group Gayana is a fresh project of the domestic music scene, which performs refined eighteenth-century pop music. The unique music and style of Gayana turned out to be in demand both at the country’s largest festivals and at various club venues.

We won’t tell further, we think Gayana and Vladimir Boytsov themselves will be able to present their team.

Here’s a situation for you, I’m an ordinary listener. Some music is playing in my player. One melody replaces another, why should I focus on your song? What can catch me, spoiled by modern diversity, in your work? Continue reading

Until you play live, it’s not over. Interview with Kula Shaker

In 1996, Kula Shaker released the album “K”, which became a cult Brit-pop record and sold over 2 million copies. The fifth album “K2.0”, according to the leader of the group, Crispian Mills, has incorporated the best of all the experiments with the styles that the group performed: from the psychedelic sound of “K” to the folk elements in the previous album of the group “Piligrims Progress”.

During a 20-minute interview with Crispian, catching a cold, Matthew Sherne was able to discuss the new album, his preference for analog equipment and the reasons why well-known bands should take more risks.

Why did you decide to name the new album “K2.0”?
This year, our first album “K”, which determined our entire creative career, turns 20 years old, and it seems to me that the 20th anniversary is a good reason to turn back and see which way you went, where you started and where you came from. In general, at first we joked that we would call the album “K2”, and the mountain will be depicted on the cover. And now we are really publishing an album with a cover that says “K2”. In this case, “K2.0” looks like Continue reading

Best Second Albums of All Time

Musicians often have difficulty writing a second album. This may be a bright debut, which requires no less vivid continuation, or the reverse situation, when the second album is almost the only chance to correct all the sins of the slurred or commercially unsuccessful first.

But sometimes it happens that the sequel breaks ahead and overshadows the original.

Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory (1995)
Oasis’ second album made them who they were for a long time (and, in principle, who they are now (albeit separately), along the way giving birth to such immortal compositions like “Wonderwall”, “Don’t Look Back In Anger “,” Some Might Say “and” Champagne Supernova. ”

The Beatles – With The Beatles (1963)
The Beatles released their second album on Friday, November 22, 1963. Having caught the wave of Beatlemania in the summer of that year, the long play came out so successful that it instantly broke all Continue reading

Age is not a barrier: an interview with New Order
Everyone almost came to terms with the fact that, over the past 35 years, New Order played only a couple of concerts with hits that everyone heard for 100 laps,…

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The Next Great Phenomenon: Interview with Wolf Alice
Not so long ago, stepping out of teens, in 2013 Wolf Alice with a handful of songs turned the music world upside down. While the label “grunge” stuck to them…

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We were the last rock stars: a collection of Noel Gallagher's best sayings
The king of rock and the witty master Noel Gallagher over the past decades has provided all music publications with invaluable news material. We decided to recall the best of…

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Laughing Sad: An Interview with Daughter
The British trio with Elena Tonra, led by the second album "Not To Disappear", is again exploring the depths of melancholy. Despite this, Daniel Koch took an extremely funny interview…

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