Music

david coverdale

David Coverdale, lead singer of Whitesnake, talks hair, love handles and ‘sexism’

June 27, 2019 1:44 pm

With his come-to-bed voice, Coverdale is the platonic ideal of what a rock star should be

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Bob Dylan is rum and cokey

June 22, 2019 11:46 am

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese reviewed

walk-off songs

The walk-off songs 2020 Democrats should be using

June 10, 2019 5:02 pm

Less Springsteen, more Britney

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Dr John, eminence gris-gris

June 7, 2019 8:19 pm

In memory of a piano master

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morrissey

Morrissey hasn’t turned right: our establishment has turned insane

June 2, 2019 9:46 am

Did the former Smiths frontman ever stop being a provocateur?

ed sheeran spotify

Spotify and the death of discovery

May 11, 2019 11:45 am

The service’s algorithms have shaped a generation of listeners who are defined by attention deficit disorder and a fear of complexity and difficulty

aretha franklin amazing grace

The amazing grace of Aretha Franklin

April 17, 2019 1:17 pm

Amazing Grace reviewed

michael jackson

It’s shocking how many Michael Jackson fans are still determined to take his side

March 14, 2019 10:12 am

Leaving Neverland and After Life reviewed

michael jackson

Michael Jackson, smooth criminal

March 5, 2019 10:13 am

The accusations of Leaving Neverland are as grotesque as they are plausible

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Luke Perry and Keith Flint: Gen X-ers from the Lost Age of the Nineties

March 4, 2019 7:06 pm

Nothing that Flint or Perry could do would ever eclipse their Nineties’ output

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Joy Villa: Border wall Grammys dress made people angrier than ever

February 12, 2019 4:37 pm

Camila Cabello seemed to approve though

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Tomi Lahren offers a lot to the world of rap beefs

February 6, 2019 11:12 am

Game respects game

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Maroon 5, America 0

February 3, 2019 10:11 pm

Sport is supposed to be an escape from everyday life, but the Kaepernick-Trump stand-off has ruined all that

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Christmas music is hell on earth…

December 23, 2018 11:00 am

...apart from one song

steven van zandt

Steven Van Zandt: Teachers make great audiences, probably because they never get out

December 4, 2018 5:08 pm

Education is now the most important thing to me, and I don’t want anyone thinking it has something to do with politics

chris thomas king blues grammy

Why won’t the Blues Grammy recognize African American artists?

December 4, 2018 10:30 am

First, they came for the Blues...

buzzcocks

Buzzcocks: the power-pop and the glory

November 27, 2018 10:07 pm

Another Music In A Different Kitchen and Love Bites Deluxe LPs by Buzzcocks reviewed

steve aoki edm

My secret love of Electronic Dance Music

November 20, 2018 7:53 pm

The politics of dancing

white album

They say it’s your birthday? It’s my birthday too, yeah!

November 9, 2018 12:13 pm

The White Album is reissued at 50

ennio morricone

‘Darmstadt taught me how to compose’: Ennio Morricone interviewed

October 25, 2018 11:09 am

The 91-year-old pop-cultural phenomenon is actually a major modernist composer hiding in plain sight

the kinks

The Kinks’s meditation upon nostalgia, class and loss of Empire sounds like a prophecy of Brexit Britain

October 18, 2018 6:10 pm

There is only one thing wrong with the 50th Anniversary edition of this wonderful album, and that is that it is all too prescient

leonard cohen

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen speaks from beyond the grave

October 9, 2018 5:40 am

More power and glory from the dead poet, singer, lover and humourist

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Can Ye win with black economic nationalism?

October 1, 2018 6:34 am

Kanye West’s message could do for black America what Trump’s did for the people of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin

richard wagner the ring of nibelung

As a writer, Richard Wagner was both sublime – and unreadable

September 20, 2018 6:51 am

The Ring of Nibelung by Richard Wagner, translated by John Deathridge, reviewed