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Jeremy Deller on The Posters Came From The Walls

joe Muggs

"Depeche Mode," says Jeremy Deller, "have always been seen as a bit naff in this country, at least in the media. They could never shake off the image of their earliest Top Of The Pops appearances, so no matter how musically exploratory they got, they tended to be seen as this jumped-up rather silly pop band.

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Birthdays On The Tube, 22-28 November

Peter Culshaw

An ongoing series celebrating musicians' birthdays.

23 November 1876: Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo filmed as part of Carlos Saura's classic film dance trilogy.

{youtube width="400"}Ftd8tIdiYq4{/youtube}  El Amor Brujo  Carlos Saura

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Birthdays on the Tube, 15-21 November

Peter Culshaw

A continuing series celebrating musicians' birthdays.

22 November 1965: Bjørk released her first self-titled album at the age of 11, at 14 she was in a punk band called Spit and Snot, and has since gone on to be one of the most successful and original musicians on the planet. Many of her classic videos have had their sound removed on YouTube, but "All is Full of Love" directed by Chris Cunningham  is up there still, and features the best lesbian robot love scene ever...

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Chap-Hop, Straight out of Surrey

Peter Culshaw

"Hip-hop has been a commercial proposition since the release of 'Rapper’s Delight' in 1979. That’s 30 years, a long time for any genre," writes Sasha Frere-Jones in this week's New Yorker. The genre, according to Frere-Jones, is on the way out. Not so for Chap-Hop, however, which has been going for about six days since the video below was put up on YouTube, featuring...

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Noughty Girls: Britney, Amy, Beyoncé, Kylie... and Kaija

Peter Culshaw

Last night I was thinking, as I often do, of Britney, Kylie, Beyoncé, and less of Shakira, mainly because her name doesn’t end in y or e. The reason that my thoughts turned to Britney et al (incidentally we are delighted to have britneyspearsfans @BritneySpears4u site following theartsdesk on Twitter) was a list published this Saturday in the Telegraph of the best 100 songs of the Noughties.

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