From the daily archives:

Monday, May 6, 2013

#686: 2013, Vampire Weekend, Step

May 6, 2013

Once upon a time I had great hopes for Vampire Weekend. Their first album, the self titled, Vampire Weekend was a refreshing sound – with the wonderful Walcott, Oxford Comma, A-Punk, and Mansard Roof all hitting the musical bullseye. As for the second album, Contra, it was a disappointment. It felt far too similar to […]

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South Shields by-election results

May 6, 2013

Thursday’s by-election in South Shields to replace David Miliband threw up few great surprises, but the results are worth some comment nonetheless. You can find my original post setting the scene on the by-election here that followed Labour picking Emma Lewell-Buck as their candidate.  As I suggested then, Labour won handily, with UKIP second and the […]

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