George Michaels sister found dead on Christmas Day

Death of Melanie Panayiotou not being treated as suspicious, say police George Michaels sister Melanie Panayiotou was found dead at her home on Christmas Day, police have said, three years to the day since the Big Issue, Panayiotou talked about the romantic comedy Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The best albums of 2019, No 1: Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Our album of the year saw a maturing Del Rey dismantle the American dream while loving it to death, her imagery and artistry aligned to perfection When Lana Del Rey arrived in 2011, anyone who bet on her becoming one of the decades defining artists would now be quids in. As sublime as her debut single Video Games was, her debut album, Born to Die, was flimsy, laced with hiccupy hip-hop affectations and surface obsessions (Hollywood, bad boys, putting a red dress on and then taking it off again) that didnt suggest much potential for maturation. How nice it has been to be proved wrong. In 2017, the New York Times music reporter Joe Coscarelli Lust for Life, it was …

Aretha Franklin’s 30 greatest songs ranked!

The queen of souls imperious late-60s, early-70s output was unsurpassed, but through the eras of disco, hip-hop and house, she always offered something special 30. United Together (1980) In one sense, United Together is symbolic of what went wrong with Franklins career in the early 80s its a high-gloss MOR ballad, a world away from the music that made her name. But you cant get away from the fact that she sounds amazing, investing the lyric with undeniable power. 29. Holdin On (2003) Her last album (after 23 years) on Arista, So Damn Happy made more concessions to Franklins past than its immediate predecessors: she played piano, wrote material and sounded more comfortable in her surroundings. You can hear it …

Last Christmas review Emma Thompson’s romcom is an overstuffed turkey

An attempt to pay tribute to the music of George Michael and the fandom of Love Actually fails on both counts and at many more things along the way Somewhere in the last decade, audiences, and in turn financiers, fell out of love with the London-set romantic comedy, a subgenre that had almost single-handedly been keeping the British film industry alive, or at least somewhat in profit. They were repetitive, predictable and filled with characters who were exclusively, uncomfortably, posh and white yet they were also undeniably effective crowd-pleasers and like many, Ive missed them, as parodical as they can often be. So has Emma Thompson, it seems. Because with all the confidence of a well-spoken Oxbridge alumnus delivering a …