Below we have the latest music news headlines, features and some of our favourite reviews from the past 7 days that have been featured on the AltSounds pages. This is also the AltSounds Weekly Newsletter that hits your inbox during the week.
Week ending October 7th 2012 | Bored of reading already?
Adele, NME, Justin Bieber, The Beatles and Psy
If you haven’t heard of the rapper Psy, then you are about to experience something so cold, so amazing and unique, that your head may just explode a little. You have been warned. YouTube has been overrun, 405 million views at time of press, and it has reached number #1 in the UK. I’m not entirely sure if Psy is blind, but he doesn’t take his glasses off, he appears on the toilet with his trousers down, and has invented a dance craze more popular than the one MC Hammer invented to ‘U Can’t Touch This’.
We’re not averse to giving props to our competitors, and NME certainly deserve it. 60 years is a long time, especially in the world of print press when magazines and newspapers are closing daily, with thousands of jobs being cut, but the New Musical Express are still going strong. Well done and happy birthday to our rivals at NME who first published on March 7, 1952.
If you thought for a moment that the power of Adele was going to wane after over 18 months on no new material, you thought wrong. Returning to the traditional James Bond style of bold brassy Tina Turner/Shirley Bassey songs, 007 has caught the hearts of fans young and old once again.
Silly little girls were let out of their cages last week as Justin Bieber opened up his digestive system on the opening night of his world tour. Right in the centre of the stage, halfway through ‘Out of Town Girl’, Bieber turned his back on his adoring public, bent over and projected his insides over the stage. Fans were visibly appalled and the singer ran off the stage to puke some more. In fairness to the little prat, he returned and completed the show, even though he had to say, “will you love me even though I’m throwing up on stage”, like a pathetic attention seeker. He later tweeted, “milk was a bad choice”.
The greatest band of all time have been featuring in documentaries and receiving plaudits in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of their first single ‘Love Me Do’. Beatlemania rocked the world in 1962, even though The Beatles’ first single only reached #17 in the singles chart.
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