Since the dawn of time (or, more accurately, since Howtoliveit.co.uk’s launch) our writers have periodically posted a homage to a classic album that rocks their world. It’s taken in electric folk, metal, shiny pop and hip-hop. Here’s the list so far…Read more >>>
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We’re all wimps, deep down, and even the most benign of cinematic treats can spring horrifying surprises. Here’s our writers’ picks…Read more >>>
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision editor Simon Lucas doesn’t think you should feel guilty about liking pop music. Quite the contrary, in fact. Go on, embrace the mainstream…Read more >>>
Hip hop gets a bad rap. Whether it’s being accused of glorifying gang culture and violence, perpetuating misogyny and homophobia or shacking up with capitalism, there are few music genres that get more criticised. And that’s before we even start on all that swearing… Verity Burns goes on the defence…Read more >>>
It’s 50 years since Clint Eastwood first saddled up as the Man With No Name. To mark the occasion, whathifi.com’s Stephen Graves dons his stetson, six-gun and spurs and, dressed like the most ridiculous man in London, hits the trail.Read more >>>
Check out our pick of films that wouldn’t exist without Scotland – and rest assured there’s not a Mel Gibson in sight. “You may take our history but you cannot take our lists!”Read more >>>
The 90s saw the alt-rock scene hit the big time – but it’s got much more to offer than just ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’…Read more >>>
Very much of its time, but nonetheless responsible for some of the most anthemic pop records ever committed to vinyl: without grunge teenagers everywhere would have been stuck in the 80s. Simon Lucas takes a look at their sludgy salvation.Read more >>>
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision’s Max Langridge doesn’t care much for lyrics. He just wants to rock – and The Killers are more than happy to oblige…Read more >>>
In the eyes (and ears) of most listeners, there’s only one thing less fashionable than classical music – and that’s jazz. The common image of jazz is a result of its enthusiasts… But don’t be put off. Andrew Everard argues its case…Read more >>>