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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: Loreena McKennitt - The Road Back Home

It was one of those truly memorable evenings – a...

The Creation, Alder, Clayton, Mofidian, LPO, Gardner, RFH re...

Light and grace must flood the concert hall in Haydn’s The Creation, after a striking-for-its time evocation of Chaos, and periwigged...

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Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune sequel is a sombre science-fiction spectacle that insists on the scale of cinema: erupting sandworms are Cecil B...

Faust, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - violence and wit in Sh...

The LSO’s apéritif hour “Half-Six Fixes” have an informality that usually works and sometimes doesn’t. But the first of this two-night...

Music Reissues Weekly: Mark Eric - A Midsummer’s Day Dream

In June 1969, The Beach Boys released “Break Away” as a single. A month earlier, they had announced they were leaving Capitol Records, who they...

St Matthew Passion, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Whelan, St Patr...

After last year’s small-scale, big-impact Messiah in the Wigmore Hall, superlatives are again in order for the IBO’s performance of the...

Lisa Frankenstein review - a bitchy trawl through the high-s...

Diablo Cody’s biggest screenwriting hit was 2007’s Juno, a larky but tender story of teenage pregnancy. She’s gone back to high school...