Music

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Security, intimacy and money: why Adele is going to Las Vegas
Once a place ‘where careers go to die’, in Vegas you can see the big stars up close – and it makes sense for Adele

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Dec, 2021 @6:29 PM

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Beatles memories and Banksy’s identity | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Beatles | Banksy | Marina Hyde | Maskless politicians | Garden wordsearch

Letters

03, Dec, 2021 @6:24 PM

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‘Evolution is part of tradition’: musician Makaya McCraven on the future of jazz
Fusing bebop with hip-hop sampling, the Chicago-based drummer is finding new ways on his Blue Note debut to expand the boundaries of jazz

Ammar Kalia

03, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Jessie Ware review – steamy and scintillating grown up pop
Leaning into the disco sound of her last album and her older, understated R&B, Ware performs with fun and finesse

Fergal Kinney

03, Dec, 2021 @11:36 AM

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Modern Nature: Island of Noise review – mesmerising musical riff on Shakespeare
Jack Cooper swerves the cliches with this transporting, melodic album, adding free jazz to a treasure trove of ideas

Rachel Aroesti

03, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Makaya McCraven: Deciphering the Message review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
‘Beat scientist’ McCraven balances jazz’s tradition with its future, sympathetically updating the Blue Note hard-bop 60s catalogue

John Fordham

03, Dec, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Ed Sheeran & Elton John: Merry Christmas review – an overstuffed, undercooked turkey
Laudably released for charity, the favourite for this year’s Christmas No 1 leaves no musical cliche untwinkled – and its exhortation to forget the pandemic is crass

Laura Snapes

03, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2021: 50-11
Getting closer! Our albums pics from 20-11 include Jazmine Sullivan on the reality of sex for women, Sam Fender’s grim yet epic air-punches and Tirzah bringing the universal to the tiny

03, Dec, 2021 @6:02 AM

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Arca: Kick ii, iii, iiii, iiiii review | Alexis Petridis's albums of the week
Four new albums of extravagantly warped electronics offer listeners a lot to take in – and her most pop-focused music to date

Alexis Petridis

03, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Death and Transfiguration: Kenneth Hamilton Plays Liszt review – liberating and refreshing
This wide-ranging selection of Liszt’s piano music meets its technical challenges with a rare directness and clarity

Andrew Clements

02, Dec, 2021 @6:43 PM

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The world owes Yoko an apology! 10 things we learned from The Beatles: Get Back
Peter Jackson’s eight-hour documentary on the Fab Four reveals Ringo is an amazing drummer, McCartney was a joy and their entourage were coolest of all

Andy Welch

02, Dec, 2021 @4:48 PM

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London Sinfonietta/Edmon Colomer – Gerhard’s starry exuberance makes welcome return
Two of the Catalan-composer’s astrological works reminded audiences of his brilliantly-coloured music in a programme that also showcased contemporary Catalan composers

Andrew Clements

02, Dec, 2021 @2:38 PM

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