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This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …

Blur to release ‘Live At The Budokan’ album recorded at 1995 Japan gig

Album will be released on August 11<p>Blur will release a recording of their 1995 gig at The Budokan in Tokyo this August.<p>The album, titled ‘Live At The …

Australian police officers under investigation after Lily Allen Instagram prank goes wrong

Singer pretended she was being arrested by officers at the Gold Coast Airport in Queensland<p>A group of police officers in Australia are under …

Led Zeppelin's albums ranked from worst to best

Is Physical Graffiti really better than Led Zeppelin III? Neil McCormick counts down the legendary rock band's albums<p>Despite being one of the most legendary and influential rock bands ever, Led Zeppelin actually have an original recording canon that is quite small: eight studio albums and one live …

Parklife – how does Blur's album sound 20 years on?

Parklife, Blur's third studio album, was released 20 years ago this Friday. A huge critical and commercial success, it sold a huge number of copies and, for good or ill, gave birth to Britpop.<p>To mark its 20th anniversary, we thought it was about time to give Parklife another listen. Writing about …

Taking kids to gigs

Gigs are perfect for kids of all ages. Pete Naughton guides you through the pitfalls and pleasures of taking children to see live music<p>On a chilly Thursday evening last month, my ten-year-old stepson Tom and I exited Shepherd’s Bush tube station in West London and began the unglamorous walk across …

Pulp’s ‘Common People’ voted greatest Britpop anthem by BBC Radio 6 Music listeners

Oasis, Blur and Suede also featured in the Top Ten of the public-voted poll<p>‘Common People’ by Pulp has been crowned the public’s favourite Britpop …

Pink Kross – ‘Chopper Chix From VP Hell’ review

On the cover three Glaswegian rock chicks sit astride their gleaming motorbikes, ready to rip down rock's highway with guitars blazing....<p>On the …

Pop was ruled by women in 2013

Pop in 2013 saw Lorde, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga rule the roost as seriousness gave way to soundbites and selfies<p>There’s a thrill to the speed at which pop travels in the era of social media, the way stars appear without advance warning, suddenly blinking in the glare of YouTube, fully formed and …

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HMV to return to flagship store in London on Saturday (September 28)

The shop, which HMV first opened more than 90 years ago, will open its doors at 8:30am<p>HMV will return to its flagship 363 Oxford Street store in …

Pixies, iTunes Festival, The Roundhouse, review

Frank Black can still scream the house down, but something was missing from the Pixies' bare-bones set, writes James Hall.<p><b>Pixies’</b> gig at Camden’s Roundhouse as part of the iTunes music festival was a strange beast. Here was a concert series designed to promote <b>music’s</b> digital future and yet here was …

The Smiths according to their photographer - Telegraph

Album Review: Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action - There Goes The Fear, a UK/US/IE Music Web site

<b>Franz Ferdinand</b> headlined Reading and Leeds in 2006. Cast your mind back to that for a minute: a band at the height of their powers, with an album …

Portishead's Adrian Utley Prepares New Album

<b>Portishead</b> guitarist Adrian Utley is preparing to release a new interpretation of Terry Riley's 'In C'.<p>First performed in 1964, Terry Riley's 'In C' …

The best albums of 2013 (so far)

Having just passed 2013's half-way point, it's time for our now-traditional look at the best albums of the year-to-date.<p>Readers have been voting in …

Glastonbury 2013

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2013/jul/05/glastonbury-festival-2013-readers-photos-guardianwitness<p>720<p>We asked readers to send us their …

Video of the Moment #1246: Public Service Broadcasting - There Goes The Fear, a UK/US/IE Music Web site

Martin and I had a whale of a time watching <b>Public Service Broadcasting</b> bring their patriotically-themed, super rocking tunes to Newcastle Cluny in …

The Vaccines close Truck Festival in a spectacular fashion

The festivals 20th birthday bash finished in the perfect way<p>Sunday at Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival saw a guest appearance of blue skies, as …

Foals - Bad Habit

<b>Foals</b> have reached a new level.<p>The band are notching up larger and larger venues, with bombastic new album 'Holy Fire' swiftly becoming one of the …

Johnny Marr announces October UK tour

The guitarist's new single 'New Town Velocity' will be out on July 22<p>Johnny Marr has announced details of a UK tour in October.<p>Marr, who was the …

Graham Coxon on Blur’s future: ‘There are no plans’

Guitarist says he's available for new projects<p>Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has spoken about the recently-reunited band’s near future, stating that …

David Cameron says he needs a new favourite band following Johnny Marr’s Smiths ban

The Prime Minister also reveals how he booked a gig for Mumford & Sons<p><b>Prime Minister David Cameron</b> has said that he is trying to find a new favourite …

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