Monthly Archives: March 2012

Being Human (Series Four)

Contains SPOILERS for the whole series. The end of series 3 of Being Human saw the series 4 cast looking like it would be Annie, Nina and George battling the Old One vampires led by Edgar Wyndam. Series 4 turned … Continue reading

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Shameless Series 9 (Part One)

The latest series of Shameless has recently finished on Channel 4 (well, the first half of the latest anyway, we are apparently getting the second half later in the year). The conservation status of the Gallaghers on the Chatsworth estate … Continue reading

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UK Number One Singles: The 2000s

If the 1990s number ones can be seen as every genre sticking to their own group, then the 2000s saw genres mixing together, borrowing and swapping from each other and a blurring of the edges as to where one genre … Continue reading

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UK Number One Singles: The 1990s

The 1990s is a little harder to pigeonhole than most decades. It’s a little more fragmented. It’s not that the 1990s didn’t have identity, and it’s not that previous decades didn’t have diversity, it’s more that  popular music began to … Continue reading

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UK Number One Singles: The 1980s

The 1980s has a bit of an advantage on other decades, in that generally the things people like about it are the same as the things people don’t like about it. I don’t much like terms such as  “guilty pleasure” … Continue reading

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UK Number One Singles: The 1970s

The 1970s is often characterised as being all about punk and disco, but punk songs never quite made it to number one (although The Sex Pistols came close).  There is a fair amount of rock, but it’s the fun shiny … Continue reading

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UK Number One Singles: The 1960s

The 1960s was a fantastic decade for pop music. Listening to tracks from this time you can hear the influence that they had on decades to come.  A lot of the songs from the 1960s have stood the test of … Continue reading

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