Andy Gill

Andy Gill is The Independent's Music Critic.

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The Grateful Dead in the Seventies

Grateful Dead: Martin Scorsese's documentary marks the psychedelic rock band's 50th anniversary

LSD, lawsuits and anarchy – it's no wonder the group are still so prolific

Idlewild performing at Leeds Festival in 2000

Idlewild, Everything Ever Written, album review: A Grateful Dead-like grace which could be their best work so far

Musically, the lay-off, and the acquisition of new bass and keyboard players, has worked wonders for Idlewild’s sonic palette

The band Peace

Peace, Happy People, album review: Indie’s new kings show the power of positive thinking

It’s like listening to peak-period Oasis, but with the snarls replaced by smiles

A freewheelin’ Bob Dylan has restored life to old standards

Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night, album review: Restoring life to old standards

Unlike most modern-day, punched-in vocal constructions, there’s a real sense of fallible humanity to these live performances

Singer-songwriter Natalie Prass' album was recorded three years ago but has only just been released

Natalie Prass, 'Natalie Prass' - album review: Soul slow-burner charms on her gorgeous debut

Download: My Baby Don’t Understand Me; Bird of Prey; Your Fool; Christy

Into something good: Carole King in 1970

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Who is the woman behind the hits?

She wrote dozens of hit songs and, with her Tapestry album, defined a generation. Carole King's story is now on stage

Icelandic singer Bjork has been forced to release her album early after an online leak

Bjork, Vulnicura - album review: A return of sorts to standard song form

Download this: Black Lake; Notget; Atom Dance

D'Angelo performs at the Lovebox Festival, Victoria Park London, in 2013

D’Angelo And The Vanguard, Black Messiah, album review: A timely second coming

It’s almost a surprise to find the reclusive R&B enigma’s style so unchanged

Bob Dylan's latest album is released in February

Rock and pop highlights of 2015: From Bob Dylan to Nicki Minaj

Your guide to the albums that will provide the soundtrack to the year

Captain Beefheart performs on stage in 1975

Captain Beefheart, Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972, review: Captures his most florescent period

Prime cuts from the master of invention

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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine