Getintothis top five #61: most read music, gigs, features and stories of the week

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The Getintothis top five stories of the week

At the end of another week with the country in lockdown, here’s Getintothis’ Max Richardson with the weekly roundup.

It’s a Sunday afternoon which can only mean one thing, it’s time once again for the Getintothis Top Five.

This writer’s many of the evenings of this week accompanied by the simply astounding The Last Dance, the Netflix documentary series following Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

If you’re a sports fan, The Last Dance is simply essential viewing – showing the frictions behind one of the most dominant franchises in sporting history through the usage of unseen behind-the-scenes footage.

Jordan’s competitive nature is a real point of interest in the series, which has so many twists and turns it’s difficult to keep track. If you’re remotely interested in basketball or sport in general, it’s a must watch.

Elsewhere this week, this writer has been rekindling a love for electronic music – listening to many artists from across the board.

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From ambient artists such as Boards of Canada straight through to dance acts such as Faithless, I’ve always been a great lover of electronic music – there’s something about the ability to sculpt sound that really floats my boat, perhaps even more than any other kind of music.

A standout record that’s been on repeat for this writer has to be Ian Boddy’s After The Rain, an amazing work of electronic music boasting an innumerable palette of sounds.

Have you been listening to anything out of the ordinary this week? Or have you caught The Last Dance? We’d love to hear your thoughts – feel free to let us know in the comments below.

Anyway, without further ado – let’s crack on with what we’re all here for; the Getintothis Top Five:

Getintothis’ top five most-read new music/news-related stories of the week:

  1. Liverpool’s outdoor spaces to be reimagined in European style to aid coronavirus recovery with new £450,000 fund
  2. Jamie Webster announces date for debut album We Get By and talks music for the working classes
  3. Mason Owens reveals new single Dock Road – exclusive listen
  4. Campaign launched to save music therapy charity – “Never before has our survival been more threatened”
  5. Why we love Sefton Park – celebrating Liverpool’s favourite green space

Spike Island

Getintothis’ top five most-read features of the week:

  1. Terri Hooley’s Teenage Kicks: the story of Good Vibrations and the godfather of Ulster punk
  2. The Stone Roses: Spike Island – 30 years on from ‘the ugliest festival of all-time’ that inspired a generation
  3. Lost Liverpool 14: Lennon at the Pier Head, Lemons and the gig many would like to forget
  4. Dominic Cummings: Boris Johnson’s spin doctor and the non-genius behind Brexit
  5. Echo and the Bunnymen’s debut album Crocodiles heads towards its 40th birthday

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