❉ In 1967, a hippie king, a punchy drummer, a country rocker, a gadget-crazed folkie and a man afraid of flying made their best album, but only just.
❉ Stephen T Porter picks his favourite tracks of 2017.
❉ Whistle Down The Wind is Joan’s first new studio album in a decade
❉ Is this the boldest musical statement a solo Beatle made during Lennon’s lifetime?
❉ Liz Buckley on her top five favourite albums of this year. We have music, and dance. But mainly music, as dance needs room and no one can afford to buy a room in 2017.
❉ Never-before-released recordings from the ‘Brotherhood Of The Unknown’ that prefigured Pere Ubu.
❉ Perhaps the ‘real’ title of this album should be: Morrissey Doesn’t Give A Fuck What You Think.
❉ The Beatles’ Christmas records were as as joyous as anything they produced, if much sillier.
❉ Ange Chan on an evening in conversation with the legendary DJ and founding member of Visage.
❉ ‘Satanic Majesties’ documents a traumatic year in which the Stones went from edgy pop stars to Public Enemy Number One.