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Jon O'Brien

Entertainment & Sports Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Published on Billboard, i-D, Decider, Paste, VinylMePlease, Digital Spy, Metro UK, Reader's Digest, FourFourTwo, Attitude and The Guardian.

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Music

Vinyl Me Please
The 10 Best Posthumous Albums To Own On Vinyl

The posthumous album can be many things: a carefully-curated collection of hidden gems which not only preserve an artist's legacy but extend it, a cohesive studio effort recorded before an untimely passing, or a hotchpotch of outtakes, demos and unfinished ideas never originally intended for public consumption.

pastemagazine.com
The 10 Best Albums Made by Teenagers

From one-time YouTubers Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber, to superstar DJ Martin Garrix, to Disney Channel graduates Demi, Selena and Miley, the 21st century has spawned a whole host of stars who achieved global success before they were even legally allowed to toast it in America.

Film & TV

Esquire
10/28/2019
Has Netflix Wrecked Its Best Picture Oscar Chances?

Netflix may have picked up an impressive 15 Oscar nominations earlier this year, but as you'd expect from a company hellbent on world domination, it wants more. The streaming giant spent a colossal $100 million on the star-studded The Irishman, in perhaps its most blatant bid yet to secure that elusive Best Picture win.

Decider
04/30/2019
How Netflix Is Spearheading a French TV Revolution

French cinema has been the envy of the world ever since the Méliès brothers' shot of a moving train reportedly sent audiences fleeing for the exits in 1896. French television, however? Not so much. Sure, there's been the odd breakout hit over the decades.

the Guardian
Clip joint: tennis

Five of cinema's most memorable tennis shots. Are there any others you'd add to the list?

Football

FourFourTwo
10 World Cup scandals that shocked Planet Football

10. The jobsworth referee Nicknamed 'The Book' for his jobsworth approach to refereeing, Welsh official Clive Thomas took pedantry to new heights during Brazil and Sweden's opening World Cup game in 1978. With the score 1-1 at the end of normal time, the South Americans looked to have netted a 91st-minute winner when Zico connected with Nelinho's corner.

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