Were the Sex Pistols to blame for Thatcher?: necessarily quick piece, it being the Guardian, on the Pistols, which makes two very good points. One – implied rather than made – the Pistols were a glam band and judged as such are excellent. Two – thrown away early on – the problem with the sociological approach to music is that it’s easy to get bogged down in received-wisdom cliches of what eras were like, and not get at the texture of listeners’ everyday lives.

The rest of the piece is the usual modern-music-on-the-skids stuff that we’ve come to expect from the paper.