Sheryl Crow "Feels Like Home" (Warner Bros)
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Sunday 24 November 2013
Sometimes, even the most hardened doubters of Gary Barlow’s MOR entertainer schtick have had to concede that he can write ’em. Cynics can relax, though, because no such concessions are required for his first solo album since 1999, which falls below Barlow’s best – “Patience”, “Rule the World” – at just the point when he needed to up his game.
Sunday 13 October 2013
If her record company’s blanket-bombing advertising campaign hasn’t put you off by now, you may want to know if Lissie’s second album can measure up to 2010’s brilliant and criminally underrated Catching a Tiger.
Friday 11 October 2013
Four years on from their last outing and nearly 25 years after forming in Seattle, the grunge survivors deliver their 10th album – and it is a work of contrasts. Openers “Getaway” and “Mind Your Manners” are gutsy, full-blooded blasts, but these soon give way to several soft, contemplative ballads.
Monday 30 September 2013
Britain's most-successful solo artist to relive the making of his career-defining 1997 album for special BBC programme
Australia's opposition leader, Tony Abbott, gets a lesson in politics during radio phone-in on same-sex marriages... from Katy Perry
Thursday 15 August 2013
The awkward encounter with one of the biggest names in pop music rounded off a gaffe-ridden few days for Mr Abbott
Saturday 03 August 2013
The voice is scrunched a little tighter now, and frayed, and the tunes seem worn to the bone, but… Well, you can't keep a good man down.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Marc Rich, founder of the Glencore Xstrata commodities giant who was one of the most famous fugitives from US justice in the 1980s and 1990s until being controversially pardoned by Bill Clinton when he was President, has died of a stroke in Switzerland aged 78.
Saturday 22 June 2013
Here's a surprise. After a decade of fine, restrained albums that interrogated the indignities of mid-life malaise, the 52-year-old Cole kicks against the pricks of his advancing years.
Friday 21 June 2013
'I’ll manage them. But I’m taking 30 per cent'
Friday 07 June 2013
Britain's Got Talent finalist Francine Lewis hopes to celebrate her son's birthday in style - by winning the hit talent show.
Friday 31 May 2013
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Sunday 05 May 2013
Sam Palladio is the latest in a string of actors to fool the US
Saturday 04 May 2013
Gilmore returns from the maternity ward to deliver a batch of songs pregnant with metaphor and abstraction, and a soft new production gloss.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Andy Gill recalls how Richie Havens, who died this week, was a supremely talented musician who put his mark on an entire era
Tuesday 09 April 2013
"This song is very special to me," says Emeli Sandé. It’s something you’ll hear her say a lot tonight. The night, of course, is also special, and it goes without saying how special we, the fans who have made all this possible, are.
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