Luke Haines

Music Review

I’m turning Japanese

In the Eighties, Japan had prosperity, optimism, loads of bizarre porn and the solace of technological gadgetry

By Luke Haines

Music

Confessions of a hype artist

Where there’s pop, there’s hype — and there’s nothing wrong with that

By Luke Haines

Art

The great lost Beatles album

It’s a real shame the Christmas flexis have not had a proper, all-on-one album release

By Luke Haines

Art

Back to my Toots

Farewell to the father of reggae

By Luke Haines

Art

‘All rock ’n’ roll starts and ends with Lou Reed’

Our rock critic has made an album with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck. Here he explains how…

By Luke Haines

Art

Land of hope and Victoria: The Kinks’ lost empire

By 1969, Churchill was dead and the Kinks, as an album group, were toast

By Luke Haines

Art

Christmas crackers: the tragic soul of Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole had an instant pocket pop career. Her family, she said, were like ‘the black Kennedys’; and look how the Kennedys turned out

By Luke Haines

Art

Audio blitzkrieg

‘Motörhead, remember me now’

By Luke Haines

Art

Grandpa, who were the Rolling Stones, and why?

Raising the goblet of rock

By Luke Haines

Art

Christmas music is hell on earth…

…apart from one song

By Luke Haines

Art

Buzzcocks: the power-pop and the glory

Another Music In A Different Kitchen and Love Bites Deluxe LPs by Buzzcocks reviewed

By Luke Haines

Art

They say it’s your birthday? It’s my birthday too, yeah!

The White Album is reissued at 50

By Luke Haines

Art

The Kinks’s meditation upon nostalgia, class and loss of Empire sounds like a prophecy of Brexit Britain

There is only one thing wrong with the 50th Anniversary edition of this wonderful album, and that is that it is all too prescient

By Luke Haines

How Donald Trump the Spectacle stirred up ‘the situation’

As we gasp in horror and astonishment or clap gleefully – depending which side of the line you are on – he absent-mindedly doodles our downfall.

By Luke Haines

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