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Special Interest: the DIY noise-poppers calling for reparations
The New Orleans band, ‘all actively practising homosexuals’, evoke the chaos of today in their whirl of punk, techno and melody – and resist the commodification of queerness

Luke Turner

31, Dec, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Remembrance Day must be about all those who fought against fascism | Luke Turner
A global soldiers’ coalition won the second world war, says author Luke Turner

Luke Turner

14, Nov, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Sea Power: ‘The people who gave us the most grief are why we changed our name’
Having changed their name to distance themselves from nationalistic fans, the indie rockers’ empathic, elemental new album shows they’re still wild at heart

Luke Turner

19, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘To dive into yourself is scary’: the anxiety and awesome alt-rock of Liars
For 20 years, Angus Andrew has made Liars one of rock’s most interesting, slippery acts – and by microdosing drugs to help understand his fears, he’s written his masterpiece

Luke Turner

10, Aug, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Enya’s greatest songs – ranked!
This month, the Irish singer turned 60 – and her popularity belies how radical her Celtic futurism really is

Luke Turner

27, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Suede: how the androgynous indie pioneers gave me pride in my bisexuality
Continuing our series on the artists who had a formative influence on our music writers, Luke Turner relives the naughty, nocturnal, decadent thrills of sex à la Suede

Luke Turner

25, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Some people fill the holes in their lives by building homes. I do it by watching them | Luke Turner
They’re privileged and can be lacking in self-awareness, yet the home-builders on Grand Designs are always compelling says author Luke Turner

Luke Turner

19, Jan, 2021 @12:21 PM

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Should the BBC have censored Fairytale of New York?
The BBC has laid out differing rules when playing the Pogues song, which features homophobic and misogynist slurs. Listeners to Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6 Music consider the decision

Patrick Strudwick, Luke Turner and Alex Hood

19, Nov, 2020 @4:40 PM

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Throbbing Gristle, ATP 2004: a gateway to a strange other England
An encounter with the British industrialists opened not only a world of music and underground culture but a whole new way of living

Luke Turner

05, Aug, 2020 @2:31 PM

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We'll Meet Again: how toxic nostalgia twisted Vera Lynn's pop masterpiece
The song’s magic lay in its poignancy – the very quality that has led to Britain’s parochial obsession with the second world war

Luke Turner

18, Jun, 2020 @3:24 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 7, The Human League – Don't You Want Me
Phil Oakey might have hated it, but his hook-laden hit about sexual power politics brought synth-pop in from the cold

Luke Turner

28, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Putting men in the frame: images of a new masculinity
Women have spent centuries under the male gaze. Men, less so. As a new exhibition opens at the Barbican in London, Luke Turner ponders what today’s increasingly fluid notions of masculinity mean for us all

Luke Turner

16, Feb, 2020 @9:30 AM

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