Mansun’s Six: Paul Draper’s track-by-track breakdown on the greatest Britpop album you never heard

these Chester chaps got wrecked reading Winnie the Pooh and listening to Pink Floyd, ending up with Six, the greatest Brit-prog record that very few people have actually heard.

Blondie, Ramones, Dolls: Luke Haines’s verdict on New York in the ’70s

This year, Luke Haines completes the third chapter in his recent concept trilogy with New York in the ’70s, described by its author as a “mythic re-imagining of the New York Rock n Roll scene 1972-1979”.