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This month’s selection is a bit of a Cook’s tour of the world and where better place to start than Detroit – the metaphorical centre of the musical world.

28 February 2016 | Tracks of the month

We asked our friends and readers to send us their five favourite tracks/albums of 2015. Some did just that, others included their favourite gigs, films, books…

31 December 2015 | Top post

These artists do not set out with the conscious aim of looking at class. But through their art they have created works of beauty that demonstrate the complexity and changing nature of working class life

29 November 2015 | Top postTracks of the month

Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.

4 October 2015 | Top postTracks of the month

In 1976-77 punk hit Britain like a tidal wave, sweeping away all the tired music that stood in its way. It wasn’t just a London thing. Across the country local scenes developed. Many would argue that Manchester was the most important. In his occasional blog looking at punk, Hassan Mahamdallie looks at the Manchester scene.

25 August 2015 | In depthTop post