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Barney Harsent

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Copywriter, editor, and author of Music Top 10s (Bounty), Barney is a music fanatic. He is the former host of Back and to the Left, his radio show on boxfrequency.fm, and is a surprisingly capable barman.

Articles By Barney Harsent

CD: U2 - Songs of Experience

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Motherland / Detectorists review - comedy classics go at their own pace

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CD: Morrissey - Low in High School

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Trump: An American Dream/Angry, White and American, Channel 4 review - a timely look at Trump and the causes of Trump

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CD: Squeeze – The Knowledge

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W1A, Series 3 Finale, BBC Two review - the satire gets to the end of its joke

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CD: Jessie Ware - Glasshouse

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Black Lake, Series Finale, BBC Four review – Nordic noir comes to an unsatisfying end

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CD: Liam Gallagher - As You Were

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Billion Dollar Deals That Changed Your World, BBC Two review - Big Pharma gets a diagnosis: it’s sick

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CD: David Crosby - Sky Trails

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100 Year Old Driving School, ITV review – a warning with history

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CD: Ringo Starr - Give More Love

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Cold Feet, series 7, ITV review - more comedy than drama

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Doctor Foster, Series 2, BBC One review - belief suspended for a pacy and tense return

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Educating Greater Manchester, Channel 4 review - a study of hope, humanity and heart

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Album: Madeleine Peyroux - Let's Walk

Madeleine Peyroux made her name with her second album, 2004’s Careless Love. It consists almost completely of cover versions, delivered...

Music Reissues Weekly: The Cryin’ Shames - Please Stay, Do T...

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The Exorcism review - salvaged horror movie is a diabolical...

Helpfully, this is a film that reviews itself. Like it says on the posters, “They were making a cursed movie. They were warned not to. They should...

Album: Zara McFarlane - Sweet Whispers: Celebrating Sarah Va...

When Zara McFarlane sang the National Anthem at this year’s FA Cup Final, it served as a reminder of quite how adaptable she is, how suited so...

Green Border review - Europe's baleful boundary

We’re used to dabs of colour splashing briefly across black-and-white movies – Spielberg’s Schindler’s List or Coppola’s Rumble Fish...

Rain Parade, 229 review - the Paisley Underground perennials...

It kicks off with “No Easy Way Down.” First released on 1984’s mini-LP Explosions in the Glass Palace, it was an instant benchmark by...

The Bounds, Royal Court review - soccer play scores badly

Every day this week I’m watching a football match, and now – after April’s production of Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan and Rachel Lemon’s Gunter...