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    Other people's taste in music

    John Byrne reviews “Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste” by Carl Wilson (published by Bloomsbury), a book that looks at how people organise their identities around their professed love for different types of music

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    Album reviews

    Sinead Ní Mhordha and Eoin Glackin review new albums - "Xscape" by Michael Jackson, "Turn Blue" from The Black Keys and "Unrepentant Geraldines" by Tori Amos  

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    Music books review

    Tony Clayton Lea reviews some of the latest music books - "Simply Thrilled: The Presposterous Story Of Postcard Records" by Simon Goddard (published by Ebury Press),  "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues" by Joel Selvin (published by Counterpoint Press),  "Bathed In Lightning" by Colin Harper (published by Jawbone Press) and "Rock Stars Stole My Life" by Mark Ellen (published by Coronet)     

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    Printer Clips

    an interview with Paul Noonan and Maria Doyle Kennedy about their musical side-project Printer Clips

    Official website at http://printerclips.com

    (for copyright reasons the live music played during this interview is not available to download)

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    Nurse With Wound

    sound artist Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound) describes how he has always been inspired by early 1970’s German ‘krautrock’

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    Ernie Watts

    legendary American jazz/r&b saxophonist Ernie Watts talks about a career which he decided upon when he was 13 and first heard John Coltrane play

    Official website at www.erniewatts.com   

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    The Beastie Boys

    Jim Carroll celebrates The Beastie Boys – the 20th anniversary of the release of their album “Ill Communication” and 2 years since founder-member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch died

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    Album Reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and John Meagher review new albums - "Sheezus" by Lily Allen, "I Never Learn" by Lykke Li and "Nikki Nack" by Tune Yards

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