Alice Jones' Arts Diary
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Friday 25 January 2013
I watched two episodes of Utopia – entranced, repelled, confused and in quiet admiration
Thursday 13 December 2012
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Sunday 14 October 2012
If, in the past, Bat for Lashes has sometimes seemed a better proposition on paper than reality – all feathers and no parrot – then The Haunted Man is the album on which Natasha Khan should truly silence all doubters.
Saturday 13 October 2012
There are moments on The Haunted Man when Natasha Khan's carefully-marshalled musical forces evoke exactly the right ambience for songs pivoting on the notion of renewal.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Thursday 09 August 2012
Following up on their Diamond Jubilee performance Madness will be taking centre stage at the Olympics closing ceremony.
Friday 29 June 2012
Respected music magazine The Word is to close after nine years.
Thursday 21 June 2012
"Dig it out of the basement, out of the discard and onto the record player," sings Jesca Hoop on "Dig This Record", one of several delightful curiosities on The House That Jack Built.
Thursday 17 May 2012
A sympathetic portrayal of a young girl’s descent into crack addiction and prostitution didn’t sound like the recipe for a global hit.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Reclusive singer Kate Bush pipped Adele to a prestigious prize after her latest album was recognised at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.
Saturday 21 April 2012
For the vinyl obsessive, camping outside one of the UK’s remaining independent record shops, today is the equivalent of Stella McCartney launching a limited edition high-street collection for fashion bargain-hunters.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Adele's success looks set to continue as the singer-songwriter picked up a string of nominations for the Ivor Novello Awards.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Time at last to say 'yes I said yes I will Yes'
Friday 18 November 2011
Kate Bush's first album of new material in six years mixes yetis, snowmen and made-up wintry words. The reclusive star tells Andy Gill why she has the chills
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