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Kylie Minogue at 55: why we just can’t get the singer out of our heads
The Australian star’s modesty, likeability and vulnerability have aided her enduring appeal, and now, 36 years after I Should Be So Lucky, the pop princess has won over the TikTok generation

Barbara Ellen

04, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘I was decadent, I was stupid, I was a fool’: the dark days of Donna Summer
In public she oozed glamour, but in private the disco star battled depression, self-loathing and suicidal thoughts. Her daughter speaks about the film she made to understand Summer’s silent struggle

Daniel Dylan Wray

28, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Jessie Ware: That! Feels Good! review – 21st-century disco packed with personality
The retro mood of Ware’s brash pop never feels like a costume, as her tight melodies, killer choruses and dry humour wear vintage details with style

Alexis Petridis

27, Apr, 2023 @11:00 AM

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John Travolta’s Saturday Night Fever suit up for sale – with ‘authentic’ sweat marks
One of two identical white three-pieces worn by star in 1977 role expected to fetch $250,000

Morwenna Ferrier

21, Apr, 2023 @5:31 PM

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Tame Impala, Xylouris White and Becca Hatch: Australia’s best new music for April
Each month our critics pick 20 new songs for our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Michael Sun, Shaad D'Souza, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen and Andrew Stafford

06, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Nakhane: ‘I was exhausted from singing sad songs’
Nakhane’s mix of hedonistic beats and operatic vocals have made them one of South Africa’s biggest artists. They talk about their fractured childhood, conversion therapy, death threats – and making their queerest album yet

Kadish Morris

02, Apr, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Want to dance more? Just follow our lead | Letters
Letters: Sue Bingham helps organise a charity event where people of all ages can dance their cares away in a village hall, while Dave Mcglade worries about the loss of spaces for all forms of dance

21, Mar, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Lizzo review – a euphoric display of true superstardom
Theatrical, emotional, hilarious, the full range of a multi-hyphenate talent is on show tonight – no wonder she has changed the face of pop

Katie Hawthorne

09, Mar, 2023 @11:12 AM

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Forty years of New Order’s Blue Monday: who inspired it and who it inspired
The Mancunians spliced Donna Summer with Ennio Morricone to make a futurist dance smash – and ended up influencing Rihanna, Pet Shop Boys and Detroit techno

Alexis Petridis

07, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Bee Gees’ 40 greatest songs – ranked!
As their worst album, Life in a Tin Can, turns 50, we celebrate the best of a catalogue that spans post-Beatles experimentalism, elegiac psychedelia – and, of course, disco

Alexis Petridis

19, Jan, 2023 @1:50 PM

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Fred White obituary
Rock-solid drummer with Earth, Wind & Fire who played on their biggest hits including Boogie Wonderland and September

Garth Cartwright

15, Jan, 2023 @11:28 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2022, No 1: Beyoncé – Renaissance
At last, a post-pandemic party album we could all get behind, as the artist rode her glittery horse through house, disco and ballroom culture to reimagine Studio 54 in her image

Jenessa Williams

23, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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