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Manchester

Vinyl-Schallplatten: Die besten Seiten im Internet

Im Internet finden sich ganz wunderbare Seiten für Vinyl-Freunde. Wir stellen hier die besten vor.<p>Auch wenn die gute, alte Schallplatte auf dem …

What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—and Our Ability to See?

The eyes are unwell. Their childhood suppleness is lost. The lenses, as we log hours on this earth, thicken, stiffen, even calcify. The eyes are no …

The New England Journal of Medicine

The Strange Story Of ‘Dusty In Memphis’

The record that’s widely held to be the greatest album in the distinguished catalogue of <b>Dusty Springfield</b> — in fact, for many, one of the greatest …

Universal Music

Smoke Some Weed, Take a Walk, and Read This Interview With Neil Young

Sixty years into an iconic career, Young is still fighting back against the recording industry. In a rare interview, he talks to Noisey about art, algorithms, and the likelihood of music saving the world.<p>"They're beautiful," Neil Young says of the new melodies he's had rolling around his head …

Archives

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Gardening

Breaking Down Prince's Epic Guitar Solo at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

<i>Excerpted from TIME’s</i> Prince: An Artist’s Life<i>, a 96-page, fully illustrated commemorative edition. Available at retailers and at Amazon.com.</i><p>I invite …

Guitar

Some Of The Best Rock Songs Of 2018 You Might Have Missed

Rock music gets a lot of criticism these days for falling behind hip-hop and pop in the public consciousness. But just because fewer rock bands are crossing over with big pop radio hits doesn’t mean that excellent rock songs aren’t being released. In fact, so much good rock is coming out regularly, …

Bands

David Byrne: ‘I’m able to talk in a social group now – not retreat into a corner’

At 65, the phenomenally creative David Byrne is still rock’s renaissance man. As he launches his first solo album in 14 years, he reveals why he’s started collecting reasons to be cheerful<p>The first time David Byrne came to the Roundhouse in Camden was in 1977, when his band, Talking Heads, …

University of Pennsylvania

The Incredible Talent of John Entwistle of The Who As Shown in Isolated Bass Tracks From a Live Show

In 2012, YouTuber Michele Cadonna posted incredible footage of the late, great John Entwistle of The Who as he perform the iconic generational anthem …

Part-Time Audiophile’s favorite albums of 2017

You’ll note that we’re not calling this the Best Albums of 2017. There are plenty of those lists out there, and they are pretty much dominated by …

Hudson Valley

Inside Bob Dylan's 'Time Out of Mind' Sessions

Daniel Lanois and other collaborators look back at the rocky genesis of Dylan's 1997 masterpiece<p>In 1996, Bob Dylan met Daniel Lanois in a hotel room …

Why The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Was Streets Ahead Of Its Time

Prior to late September 1969, most people in the world were blissfully unaware that Abbey Road was the location of EMI’s London recording studios. …

‘Aja’ at 40: Why Steely Dan’s Audiophile Masterpiece Is Also Kind of Punk

Issued 40 years ago this week, Steely Dan’s sixth studio album “Aja” is still a demarcation point for a great divide among rock listeners.<p>The main …

The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s

When considering the whole sweep of 20th century music, the 1960s loom especially large. Some of the importance placed on the music of the decade can be traced to demographics (the massive baby boomer generation born after World War II reached prime music-listening age) and technology (the consumer …

Anachronistic

100 Super Healthy and Filling Foods

You know the basics of a healthy diet: lots of fruit and vegetables, some nuts and seeds, full-fat dairy, and a few servings of fish and lean meat. …

Nutrition

The alternative top 50 records of the 1960s

<i>A few months ago, we asked writer and music historian Chris May to collaborate with the VF editorial team to explore what we called the “most</i> …

Bo Diddley

A musician’s take on the analog-digital divide

The Audiophiliac reviews Damon Krukowski’s new book “The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World.”<p>A whole lot of words have been written about the differences in sound between analog and digitally recorded music, but Damon Krukowski's approach in his new book "The New Analog: …

Audiophile

Kraftwerk 3-D review – man-machine music with emotional soul

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool With the technology the band predicted all around us, their innovation now is in striking visuals and rebooted songs that accentuate humanity<p>With the obvious exception of the Beatles, it’s hard to think of many acts who have had such influence on popular culture as …

Box Office

Ranking All 374 Rolling Stones Songs

Time doesn’t apply to the Rolling Stones quite like it does to other rock bands. Their longevity is staggering — this band has been around for 55 …

David Bowie: Das sind seine 25 Lieblingplatten auf Vinyl

2.500 Schallplatten hatte David Bowie in seiner privaten Sammlung. Hier sind seine 25 Lieblingsalben.<p>Im Jahr 2003 durchwühlte David Bowie seine …

Die Teekulturen der Welt | Alles über Teezeremonien

Wie trinken Sie Ihren Tee? Im Beutel, lose, aus dem Automaten? Oder verfeinert mit Marmelade und Butter?<p>Tee wird praktisch auf der ganzen Welt …

Watch Kendrick Lamar's Intimate Brooklyn Concert

Rapper mines catalog, freestyles with fans at Music Hall of …

Peter Gabriel – 10 of the best

Offbeat lyrical twists, innovative sounds and a deep commitment to African culture have attended the career of this musical explorer<p>1. Solsbury Hill<p>Given the financial hole he was in, and the success of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, 1974 was an odd year for Peter Gabriel to hand in his notice as …

Peter Gabriel

Gene Clark – 10 of the best

From hallucinatory stormers to Dylanesque big-city tales, here are 10 tracks that define an artist forever ahead of a game he always ended up losing<p>1. Echoes<p>Having midwifed the more exhilarating variety of psychedelia as the co-writer of Eight Miles High, Gene Clark left the Byrds in early 1966 – a …

Literature

11 Of The Greatest Vocal-Only Performances In Rock

God bless Rock Band, Guitar Hero et al for giving geeks the power to extract individual song stems and upload them to YouTube.<p>A stem, if you’re …

Kurt Cobain

The Band – 10 of the best

From metaphysical meditations to blue-collar laments, here are 10 standout tracks from the roguish rockers<p><b>1. The Weight</b><p>Gram Parsons might have coined the phrase “cosmic American music”, but has any piece of music ever sounded so cosmic, or indeed so American, as the Band’s signature track? By the …

Songwriting

How I drew a pop art masterpiece for the Beatles – a snip at just £50

Fifty years on, Klaus Voormann tells the story behind Revolver’s psychedelic cover<p>Opening with a sharp swipe at Harold Wilson’s supertax rate for big earners, it ends half an hour later in a revolutionary mystical soundscape sculpted from LSD and dope, and drenched in technical wizardry the like of …

New Albums

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk Album Review

The autumn of 1979 was, by any reasonable accounting, a challenging time to be alive. The world felt tenuous, transitional: panicked families were fleeing East Germany via hot air balloon, China was restricting couples to one child each, fifty-two Americans were barred inside the U.S. Embassy in …

Living Rooms