Shiny Shelf
By Eddie Robson on 31 July 2006 Comments Off

It was fundamentally wrong-headed for TOTP’s final edition to be an exercise in nostalgia: a compendium of material from the past, linked by ancient DJs…

By Eddie Robson on 24 October 2005 Comments Off

The history of British pop is such a well-worn subject that new angles to assess it from are very welcome…

By Eddie Robson on 20 August 2005 Comments Off

With E4 now available on Freeview, it could do to be a little more than just a place to see the latest American shows marginally before they come on Channel 4…

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By Eddie Robson on 16 July 2005 Comments Off

Having had a few months to get used to the idea, I don’t think that moving TOTP to Sunday evenings is all that bad an idea…

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By Stephen Lavington on 05 January 2005 Comments Off

What rocked Shiny’s world in the last twelve months? The answers are unlikely to surprise you.

By Shiny Shelf on 29 December 2004 Comments Off

I hate this sort of thing. I should probably be disqualified from commenting on comics this year on account of only really reading ‘Astonishing X-Men’. Likewise my lit reading is woefully behind with only ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and ‘The Da Vinci Code’ being published in 2004. I very nearly [...]

By Eddie Robson on 28 November 2003 Comments Off

‘Top of the Pops’? That’s square, daddio. That was your granddad’s pop music show. These days the kids are watching ‘All New Top of the Pops’…

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 24 April 2003 Comments Off

Five years after Spice World: The Movie, it’s pop band S Club’s turn to have a crack at the silver screen, with clone spectacular ‘Seeing Double’.

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By Jim Smith on 19 April 2003 Comments Off

Here at Shiny Shelf we all love Blur. In truth, we even contrive to affect a central dynamic unashamedly derived from that within said Britpop pioneers.

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By Eddie Robson on 22 July 2002 Comments Off

Call me a heretic – and if you did, you wouldn’t be the first – but, as Beatles films go, I actually prefer Help! to A Hard Day’s Night.