Dave

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Abba to Zappa: pop, rock and classical music to look forward to in 2022
UK rap’s biggest star goes on tour, Wet Leg drop a deadpan debut and Rosalía gets into reggaeton. Here are the albums, concerts and tours the big hitters have in store

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

30, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New artists join Adele and Dua Lipa on list for first non-gendered Brit awards
As the music prizes strive for inclusivity, first-timers Self Esteem and Central Cee make the shortlist along with veterans Abba

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Dec, 2021 @6:21 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2021
And finally – a deserving winner, whose second solo album is a truly relatable, pin-sharp pop classic. We reveal our No 1 album of 2021

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

17, Dec, 2021 @6:52 AM

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Reading and Leeds festival 2022 announce lineup with Arctic Monkeys, Dave and more
Megan Thee Stallion and Halsey are first female headliners since 2014, with Rage Against the Machine and Bring Me the Horizon rounding out the top billings

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Dec, 2021 @9:36 AM

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Mobo awards 2021: Dave, Little Simz and Ghetts top winners
Drill artist Central Cee and Nigerian pop star Wizkid win two awards each, as ceremony returns as a live event for first time since 2017

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

05, Dec, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Parklife festival review – proof that Manchester is still mad fer it
A young crowd – who could make even twentysomethings feel fossilised – gleefully accepted their city’s rave mantle, losing it to Megan Thee Stallion, Bicep and more

Kemi Alemoru

13, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Here’s what the right gets wrong about culture: it’s not fixed, it’s a living thing | Kojo Koram
The Tories see culture as something that needs to be protected, but it’s a shifting landscape transformed by each generation, says Kojo Karam of Birkbeck College

Kojo Koram

16, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Dave: We’re All Alone in This Together review – a rival to his classic debut
With introspective but operatic rap, Dave paints pictures on an album that’s part confessional, part social critique

Kadish Morris

01, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Dave: We’re All Alone in This Together review – an eerie, anguished triumph
The rapper’s long-awaited second album darts between hedonistic swagger and unsparing social commentary to cement his place at rap’s apex

Rachel Aroesti

23, Jul, 2021 @1:38 PM

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Dave: Clash (feat Stormzy) review – unflappable cool from two cultural icons
The UK’s biggest MCs join forces for a track full of sharp lines and calm restraint – even if the Corbyn line is a little odd

Alexis Petridis

09, Jul, 2021 @11:49 AM

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The week in audio: Dance Divas; Atomic: How Dr Strangelove Exploded Pop Culture; Decode
A great week for music documentaries ranged from New York’s dance divas to pop in the nuclear era and a dazzling dissection of Dave’s debut album

Miranda Sawyer

01, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Dave, Little Simz and Jamie Cullum win at 2020 Ivor Novello awards
Songwriting and composition awards herald politically conscious work including Dave’s Black, described as ‘important and eloquent’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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