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  1. It was great to see these MP’s rebelling against this vile hateful Jeremy Corbin led Labour Party today, they almost made me feel like supporting the left again
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    Fangoria

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    Jack Savoretti

    I am afraid I am falling in love with his music
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    Eurovision thread

    Mans is too cute
  5. That was the seventies without all the technology we have today but it is still so exciting
  6. Talk amongst yourselves, the Partridge family they were not a partridge nor a family https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/07/course-millennials-prefer-parents-music-internet-has-killed/ Is pop music getting worse? As a rock critic in his fifties, I am tempted to respond, “Well, duh.” It almost goes without saying that if you grew up in the swinging Sixties, swaggering Seventies, dazzling Eighties or bombastic Nineties then you prefer golden oldies to the auto-tuned digital beats of today. But it turns out even millennials feel the same. A surprising US study of young adults aged between 18 and 25 found that they were more likely to recognise songs made between 1966 and 1999 than the hits of their own era. But can it really be that a generation who became adults in the 21st Century are fonder of Percy Sledge than Justin Bieber and more likely to hum along to Blondie than Britney Spears? For people my age it’s tempting to say they don’t make them like they used to. But actually the truth is a little more complicated than that. No generation has a monopoly on talent, and much modern music is thrilling, amazing and wonderfully original. Whether you enjoy the glistening pop of Ariana Grande, the eccentric hip hop of Kanye West, the audacious rock of The 1975 or the continuing creativity of vintage stars such as Paul McCartney, there is plenty of new material for every possible taste. But that is part of the problem. Hi-tech recording technology is now accessible to any computer-literate musical wannabe, with the result that we are practically drowning in a sea of new releases – so there’s far more dross to wade through before you discover any gold. And apart from a few world-beating superstars like Adele and Ed Sheeran, there is very little agreement on what is worth our precious listening time. With unlimited access to music through phones and PCs, we no longer attach ourselves to songs as we once did Credit: ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images In a new era of stream and shuffle, listening habits are dictated by the delivery technology of smartphones and PCs. There are fewer shared spaces where all generations can hear music together. There’s no Top of the Pops for families to fight over. Radio stations cater for ever more specific genres and demographics. Meanwhile, millennials are glued to their screens, buds lodged in their ears, listening to algorithmically curated playlists built around their own ever-narrowing tastes. They don’t even share their favourite music with each other, let alone annoy their parents with the latest craze. The internet has completely atomised popular music. Young people, in particular, scroll through playlists the way they do social media sites, getting a short dopamine buzz and moving on to the next hit. Their attachment to individual songs is tenuous, no longer nurtured by the kind of scarcity that made their parents lovingly obsess over vinyl, tapes or CDs. Back in the days when you could only occasionally afford to add an album or single to your collection, you would listen to the same songs over and over again, until they penetrated deep into your very being. Which is one reason why millennials may be more familiar with their parents’ music collections than their own. They grew up listening to those songs, too, and they carry with them a reassuring sense of familiarity and community. They continue to be heard in the last remaining public musical spaces –- on TV talent shows, cinema soundtracks and in shopping malls. Oldies may be the one thing we can all still agree upon. But when millennials remove their ear buds long enough to raise families of their own, what songs are they going to be able to share?
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    Michael Jackson: Paedophile

    Channel 4 is standing behind the documentary and will air it over two nights on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7 at 9pm.
  8. The people of these three countries you name do not have a choice
  9. I agree with you, but liberalism and capitalism are not the evils you make them to be, originally they are meant to carry anyone upwards while benefiting the economy and I believe in those principles. Our disapproval of US policies and of their ridiculous president should not cloud our judgment of these countries rampant with corruption and dictatorships since forever. I’ll choose the US model over any of them, capitalism can be a vector for democracy as it was always meant to be the same goes for the EU
  10. The evil of socialism
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    Michael Jackson: Paedophile

    Feel sorry for you and California courts and the US justice system are so reliable when it comes to celebrities, aren’t they lol technicalities can make a murderer innocent if he has the right lawyers to use the system
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    Jack Savoretti

    I must be heterophobic
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    Jack Savoretti

    A question for anyone who is gay here, do you ever get turned off by a song because it is too heterosexual centered? A song full of “girl I want your body” , can you relate to it? I can’t.. I like songs that are more neutral that is why I like very few male singers and my worst nightmare is the white man with a guitar and his problems
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    Jack Savoretti

    I love it and it has a James Bond feel about it eveN though it is a bit too heterosexual for me I still love it
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    Michael Jackson: Paedophile

    The documentary will show on HBO on the 3rd of March
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    Eurovision thread

    It’s ghastly
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    Eurovision thread

    The U.K. music industry is so successful all over the world it does not really need the contest still the U.K. is one of the biggest financial contributors to the contest
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    Eurovision thread

    Agree 100%
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    Eurovision thread

    We will lose it at least it will be entertaining anyway no one has had a career out of it in a very long time love it still
  20. Spain did not need a far right party up to now because the old francoist and the nostalgist were part of the PP, corruption, religion, Gibraltar. Every year there is a large group of people walking to valle de los caidos, wen the pope came to Madrid the worst of Spain came out
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    Eurovision thread

    Well actually the winner could have a chance, the lyrics are so silly they could be from any other European country ‘I usually vote for Greece or Turkey lol
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    Eurovision thread

    I cannot stand Mel, she is grating and who gave these people the authority to. Vote?
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