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Pop review: Ryan Adams at the Royal Albert Hall

As the troubled boy-king of alternative country, Ryan Adams concert review is notorious for his artistic temperament. He has picked fights with fellow musicians, castigated critical journalists and, most famously, lost it with naughty audience members who heckle him with requests for Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams.

At this prestigious concert he was on his best behaviour, delivering a solid set that showcased his versatile abilities: thoughtful singer-songwriter, maudlin country balladeer, bar-room rock’n’roller. At times, though, the B separating Canadian arena-filler Bryan from North Carolina cool guy Ryan became very small indeed.

Adams began with Do You Still Love Me?, from 2017’s Prisoner, a heartfelt cry of need inspired by his divorce from the actress Mandy Moore. It was a just a little too heartfelt, actually,…

The 10 best Nine Inch Nails songs you may have missed

Trent Reznor has buried some classics on Nine Inch Nails b-sides

Since forming Nine Inch Nails top songs in 1988, Trent Reznor has sold over 20 million albums.

The NIN mastermind – named as one of 1997’s most influential people in Time magazine – has also become one of the most in-demand musicians in Hollywood. He’s earned an Academy Award for The Social Network soundtrack and a Grammy for his work on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The industrial icon seemingly takes great pleasure from peppering his NIN sets with lesser-known B-sides and soundtrack contributions to catch out the part-timers. So, to prepare yourself for whenever they next tour, here are 10 hidden gems from the Nine Inch Nails vaults….

The objectively correct ranking of One Direction’s solo music (and why Liam’s Strip That Down is the worst)

The One Direction WhatsApp thread must’ve been buzzing with notifications in the past few days (don’t try and tell me there isn’t one, that would be cruel).

As Niall Horan (the cheeky Irish one who can play an instrument) reached No 1 in the US with his best one direction album, Flicker, 1D joined another fop-haired boy band in making history.

Along with The Beatles, they are the only band to have three members reach the No 1 spot with their respective solo albums in the United States.

Niall’s album apparently sold 148,000 units, which means he joins his former band mates Harry Styles (the dreamy one in the floral suits) and Zayn Malik (the sexy one dating Gigi Hadid) in making to the numero uno spot on the US charts.

Surely the boys have exchanged a few excitable emojis over the news.