In today’s Soundbites - our look back at the past week’s news, reviews, and tabloid gossip – Johnny Depp turns The Black Keys into a trio, Hamburg is bored of The Beatles, Morrissey reaches for the pipe and slippers, dubious football clip shows can finally end, and this week’s most popular video is revealed.
The digital production team who brought a hologram of the late rapper Tupac Shakur to the Coachella festival in April are now planning on creating a series of virtual Elvis Presleys for use on various TV and online broadcasts.
Debut albums. Get them right, and their impact can change the world. Some mark the starting point for even greater things to come, others make such a lasting impression their legacy becomes an almost unbearable burden on the shoulders of its creators.
Many bands have got it very right on their first attempt; defining eras, inspiring generations, or simply becoming cult classics for an instantly dedicated fanbase. Here, we’ve sorted through the long-list of enduringly classic debuts to present 25 of our own essentials, all of which have left an indelible mark on the musical landscape.
When you’ve been through our rundown, leave a comment below letting us know which debuts you keep going back to time after time, and which records not included on our list you feel deserve a mention.
In today’s Soundbites, our weekly take on news, reviews, and tabloid gossip, Robert Plant looks to expand his Band Of Joy project, Cheryl Cole could be set for disappointment in the US and there’s a look at Chapel Club’s latest track. Elsewhere, The View reveal their songwriting secrets, and Doves’ woes look set to continue.
In today’s Soundbites, our weekly look at news, reviews and tabloid gossip, The Beach Boys find themselves embroiled in controversy in Australia, Tony Wilson is given a fitting tribute from his old Factory mate and NME’s latest darlings release a new single. There’s also news of Michael Jackson’s bank account continuing to grow and a boyband has a go at being outspoken.
As six debuts are set to feature on the Billboard Hot 100 of October 16th, the cast of the hit TV show Glee will surpass The Beatles’ long-standing record for the most appearances from a non-solo act in the chart’s history.
Our latest Soundbites has news from next month’s Reading/Leeds Festivals, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy truly falls under Kate Hudson’s spell, there’s a new event to mark Elvis’ birthday, and a Mercury-nominated act announce a new single and Franz Ferdinand discuss their new record.
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