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Why Music Matters: Elbow Leaders of the Free World

In 2003 I miscarried a baby. It’s terribly common, to lose a child like this, but it’s not talked about much. It was a late miscarriage, 17 weeks, and involved a short labour process and a tiny but perfectly formed … Continue reading

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Why Music Matters: Bruce Springsteen Born to Run

It seems to me that people who don’t like Springsteen never quite get over not liking Springsteen. I like a lot of different music but the one that friends bring up time and again is Springsteen. If you listened to … Continue reading

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Why Music Matters: REM Automatic for the People

This is the album I say defined my politics. It didn’t, at least not all by itself, but it was released at about the time when I discovered politics and what I believed in. I was 16.  My GCSE exams … Continue reading

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Why Music Matters

You may have seen this organisation. If you haven’t yet I recommend them. Anyway, I was listening to first Radio 4 and then BBC 6 Music one day last week, or it may have been the week before, when I heard two … Continue reading

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