Coldplay and Adele Battle it Out For U.K. Chart Crown


Who is Britain’s favorite act, Adele or Coldplay? A heavyweight tussle for the crown will be decided when the Official U.K. Albums Chart is published this Friday.

As it stands at the midweek point of the chart cycle, Coldplay’s new album A Head Full of Dreams (Parlophone) is leading Adele’s record-breaking 25 (XL) by a margin of just 2,000 copies, according to the Official Charts Company.

Coldplay’s seventh – and apparently final – album has registered sales so far of just under 160,000 (gold certification in the U.K. is 100,000 units, platinum is 300,000) and is No. 1 on the Top 100 Official Albums Chart Update.

Thanksgiving Songs: Music About Food, Giving Thanks, and the Holiday

Songs for Thanksgiving fall into three different categories. First, there are songs recorded explicitly for the holiday. However, there are a lot fewer of these for Thanksgiving then there are for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, so you have to get more creative unless you want to listen to a small subset of songs on repeat. The second Thanksgiving-appropriate category is songs that generally address giving thanks — even if they aren’t specifically geared towards the holiday. The third and most eclectic category is songs about Thanksgiving foods: potatoes, turkeys, and pies. Check out our list of Thanksgiving songs below.

“Groovy Gravy” – Quincy Jones
Before Quincy Jones was the producer behind mega-pop albums like Michael Jackson‘s Thriller, he enjoyed a long career in jazz. Here he finds inspiration in gravy.

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Duncan Jones: Why Warcraft film will not disappoint


Twenty years ago, even though he didn’t know it, Duncan Jones was starting preparation for the biggest movie of his career so far.
In the mid 1990s Jones, an avid gamer, was immersed in the world of Azeroth in the first Warcraft real-time strategy game, Orcs and Humans.

Cut to 2015, and Jones – now an acclaimed film-maker – has spent almost three years working on the fantasy epic Warcraft: The Beginning that will hit cinemas in June 2016.

“They’ve been trying to make this film for a long time,” he tells the BBC down the line from Los Angeles.

“When I came in I pitched what I thought it should be: essentially a war story where the story is told from both sides and both sides can be empathised with – and that is the film that we made.”

The Warcraft movie has been in development since 2006 when it was first announced by the game developer Blizzard Entertainment. Jones came on board in 2013 after the departure of Sam Raimi who had previously been at the helm.

Jones – the son of David Bowie – and his British producer Stuart Fenegan had already been behind two well-received sci-fi films, cult indie hit Moon and time-travel thriller Source Code. But this $100m fantasy movie is by far their biggest project to date.

Watch Adele crush ‘Hello’ at France’s NRJ Awards


Hello is already a superhuman showing of Adele’s talent. But wait until you see her do it live.

At this weekend’s NRJ Music Awards in France, Adele sent us all to the other side with a blockbuster performance of her new single.

Even better news—we’ll be able to see even more of her new songs get the live treatment next month, courtesy of the Adele Live in New York City concert special on NBC Dec. 14.

Adele’s new album 25 arrives Nov. 20