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The best of British in 2015

Paul Weller’s year in 2015 included a well-received solo album and tour as well as a London exhibition, a film, a live CD box set, and books about his former band, The Jam. (Photo by Julian Broad)

The year in British music in 2015 was exceptional, featuring great works by Paul Weller, Blur, Noel Gallagher, and Adele, terrific retrospectives on The Jam, an excellent tour by The Who, and fantastic films chronicling the career of Amy Winehouse and Roger Waters’ concert version of The Wall.

Blur throw a raucous Garden party in NYC

Blur put on a terrific show at their first-ever show at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 23rd. (Photo ©Linda Brownlee)

Blur made their first-ever performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden a memorable one with a terrific set featuring songs from their latest album, The Magic Whip, as well as a host of Blur classics.

Roger Waters’ The Wall concert film packs an emotional wallop

Roger Waters is shown in the concert portion of the film Roger Waters The Wall.

Roger Waters The Wall, a film that mixes concert footage of a live presentation of The Wall with a documentary that presents the personal cost of war to Roger Waters’ own family, is a gripping piece of cinema that will put the viewer through a myriad of emotions and leave them cursing the horror, the enormous human cost, and the utter futility of war.