Essays Archive

23 Apr 2020

Teenage Fanclub: A Musical Guide, Part 3

We enter the third phase of Teenage Fanclub’s career – one marked by a sudden departure of one of its main parts. Man-Made (2005) It took Teenage Fanclub five years to get around to recording the follow-up
19 Apr 2020

Teenage Fanclub: A Musical Guide, Part 2

We continue our examination of Teenage Fanclub, looking at the band’s creative peak — 1995 to 2000. Grand Prix (1995) Following the disappointment of Thirteen, Teenage Fanclub soldiered on, taking two years to write and record their
10 Apr 2020

The Beatles Break Up

Fifty years ago today, the Beatles died. And they did it as only the Beatles would do it — in a spectacular mess. On April 10, 1970, Paul McCartney released his first solo album, McCartney, to the