On his most rewarding release since The Beta Band, Steve Mason grapples with politics both public and personal, but in a warm, engaging manner that draws the listener in.
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Sunday 03 March 2013
It can be tricky to remember that Justin Bieber is a real human being.
Friday 01 March 2013
Despite her avowed intention to adopt an electronic approach that would take this fourth album in a different direction to its predecessors, it sounds like textbook Dido – which is either a tribute to her voice's character, or an admission of failure.
Sunday 02 December 2012
Mexican producer Camilo Lara has been making kitsch, cool, funky sonic collages from the old, new, borrowed and blue for six years now.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A composition created by Blur frontman Damon Albarn will be played on every BBC radio station at the same time today to mark 90 years since the corporation's first ever broadcast.
Saturday 29 September 2012
Hidden Orchestra's Joe Acheson characterises Archipelago as a voyage round a group of islands, all built from the same materials, but each with its own topography.
Sunday 12 August 2012
You can't move for Wicker-Man-soundtrack-influenced bands these days, but when these three Liverpool lasses let their freak-folk flag fly their abandon is contagious.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Camden girl with attitude releases hugely impressive debut that hints at masterwork still to come ….
Saturday 28 July 2012
Best known for her work with Chase & Status, Delilah's impressive solo debut displays a versatile, inventive attitude that sets her apart from more routine R&B divas.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Robert Plant is back to his bluesy roots – and happy to put his rock god days behind him. By Tim Cumming
Sunday 24 June 2012
Holy festival! It's the caped crusader of future feminism!
Saturday 19 May 2012
All Tomorrow's Parties' spring seaside festivals have stalled, but their hearty alterna-spirit parties on in this London spin-off, a three-day event thin on the chalet front but crackling with cult bands, rare reunions and evangelists of noise.
Elisa Bray: Where's soul, reggae, rap, jazz, R'n'B, hip-hop and trip-hop on the Music is GREAT compilation?
Wednesday 16 May 2012
If the team behind the Music is GREAT compilation were looking for live moments that captured the pop zeitgeist, there could be no better moment than Dizzee Rascal performing Bonkers at Glastonbury 2010.
Travel Agenda: Tenerife Rock Coast Festival; Mount Everest treks; Barbados; Museums at Night festival; Monastero Santa Rosa hotel
Friday 11 May 2012
Where to go and what to know
Monday 30 April 2012
Anarchy in the O2. “We need some people on here,” Tricky demands. “Are you scared?” the topless singer keeps repeating.
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