The 91-year-old pop-cultural phenomenon is actually a major modernist composer hiding in plain sight
The Kinks’s meditation upon nostalgia, class and loss of Empire sounds like a prophecy of Brexit Britain
There is only one thing wrong with the 50th Anniversary edition of this wonderful album, and that is that it is all too prescient
More power and glory from the dead poet, singer, lover and humourist
Kanye West’s message could do for black America what Trump’s did for the people of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin
The Ring of Nibelung by Richard Wagner, translated by John Deathridge, reviewed
The legendary tenor saxophonist died last weekend aged 91
The forgotten genius of Blue Note was a prince among players, but he died a pauper
Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography by Chris Salewicz reviewed
The Queen of Soul is dead — there is no plausible heir.
Online life is no life at all
Pop was invented for teenagers, and it’s wholly appropriate that it should have outposts that are completely remote to me.
The Canadian rapper’s response to Pusha-T on his new album is nimble and reasonable.
Music is no longer taught as music, but as social history or an exercise in building self-esteem.
The recent news of a Spice Girls reunion will, I suspect, be greeted by some former fans with nostalgic longing…