The singer is at the summit of both the midweek singles and albums charts
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Sunday 08 July 2012
Knickerless races, and other Olympic failures
Saturday 07 July 2012
Husband-and-wife team Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have many associations with the folk scene, notably with Lakeman's brother Seth and Roberts' fellow South Yorkshire siren Kate Rusby.
Sunday 27 May 2012
Did "punk" offer a more loveable figure to posterity than Joey?
Saturday 26 May 2012
Just when you think Regina Spektor is coasting into a song's shallower waters, she'll catch an outsized wave – like the gulping sound in "Open" – which yanks it back into the choppier swell.
Sunday 20 May 2012
This New Zealander's second album is a rattling, twanging, guitar-thumping celebration of the inebriated underdog as tragicomic hero.
Monday 07 May 2012
“He’s a big bad boy,” lustily croons six-months pregnant Imelda May on “Johnny’s Got a Boom Boom”, the saucy rockabilly song that catapulted the singer to instant fame.
Sunday 22 April 2012
Santigold was one of 2008's great pop finds, making the sound of tumbleweed whistling around her second album baffling.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Essentially, a high-school band playing old-fashioned R&B and soul with a rock attitude and rhythm section: unrefined, unresigned, occasionally clunky, frequently obtuse but always, always fit to bust.
Friday 06 April 2012
Jim Moray's filtering of traditional folk music through a mesh of modern sensibilities continues on Skulk, where eight adaptations of old ballads are punctuated by impassioned versions of Anais Mitchell's fretful "If It's True" and Fleetwood Mac's "Big Love".
Friday 30 March 2012
Having himself suffered considerable setbacks in his 20-something years, Simone Felice should be well placed to track the threads of tragedy in his briefly sketched narratives about characters like the lost girlfriend "Stormy-Eyed Sarah", the doomed "Dawn Brady's Son", and the sexual predator cruising for a deserved bruising in "Hey Bobby Ray".
Wednesday 22 February 2012
To some they're just the stars of the 'New Boring' but Adele, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay took the major awards last night
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