Craig Armstrong

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Jamie Smith of the xx on touring the U.S. and how the food is better here than in England

    Formed in 2005 by a group of classmates in Putney, England, the xx came to the attention of wide audiences with its 2009, self-produced and self-titled debut album. Bringing together a moody, post-punk musicianship with hip-hop beats and downtemp sensibilities, the xx struck a chord with a sound tha ... More >>

  • Film

    July 1, 2004

    A Ransom for Redford

    The actor stars in Pieter Jan Brugge's surprisingly smart The Clearing.

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Sheer Gaul!

    Moulin Rouge thrusts forth a deliciously garish Paris.

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Animal Instincts

    The Pet Shop Boys maintain their pop pedigree with a new album and tour.

  • Music

    June 10, 1999