"Sadly, we’ll probably never get a Watch The Throne 2. Yet for just one perfect evening, London was fortunate enough to see a peak Jay-Z and Kanye West stand together as one, reinventing what live music could be."
"One thing about Amy is that she was very shy. She really hated having her photo taken. If it wasn’t a completely necessary thing to do then she would tell you to fuck off!"
The Fab Four’s farewell, the Rolling Stones’ airlift out of Altamont, the Who’s infamous toilet stop, taking a limo with Janis Joplin… the great rock photographer Ethan Russell relives his legendary moments.
"Even if black art is recognized more substantially this Sunday, it still won’t change the unshakeable feeling that the Grammys are a relic of the past that needs replacing."
"If like us you also believe Bohemian Rhapsody's success is unmerited and its Oscar nominations a sign of just how crusty awards show voters have become then please read on."
"Released under his experimental alias jonatan leandoer127, Nectar sees Yung Lean’s monotone falsetto ride on top of acoustic tracks so basic they make Ed Sheeran sound like Pink Floyd. It sounds like the by-product of a teenager who believes writing woke poetry is a good way to pick up girls (FYI: it isn’t)."
"On “Never Stop,” Future boasts “You can feel the pain when I’m rapping,” and this remains his greatest strength. The WIZRD is a record designed to make you feel first and think second, and understanding this is key to how much you will enjoy the ride."
Time Out London: 'London on screen' - how Greenwich played home to the Paris uprising from ‘Les Misérables’
The 24th part of my 'London on Screen' series for Time Out and a look at how Greenwich transformed into Paris for the film adaptation of Les Misérables
Artist Ronald ‘Riskie’ Brent went from airbrushing t-shirts at the Compton Swap Meet to designing the cover for Tupac’s darkest masterpiece…
"By the time the sickly, emotional closure hits, you can almost feel the presence of a studio exec holding up a sign that reads ‘It’s time to cry now!’ This film is so predictable and run-of-the-mill, the only thing you’ll be doing with your eyes is closing them."
From Bohemian Rhapsody to a fly-on-the-wall documentary about Whitney, it seemed this year there were more music movies than ever...
As a regular contributor to Little White Lies, I, and other film critics, were asked to list our 10 favourite films of 2018.