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Dua Lipa: Radical Optimism review – ‘psychedelic pop-infused’? Pull the other one!
The British superstar has said her new album is influenced by Britpop, rave culture and Primal Scream, but you could go mad trying to find the evidence

Alexis Petridis

02, May, 2024 @11:01 PM

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Travels Over Feeling: Arthur Russell, a Life review – down the rabbit hole with a musical maverick
He played cello for Allen Ginsberg, nearly joined Talking Heads and was sampled by Kanye West. Now the singular, genre-spanning Russell has the exhaustive study he deserves

Kitty Empire

15, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Nile Rodgers, Bonnie Raitt and John Squire on the Fender Stratocaster
How did a radio repair man make an instrument so sublime that it makes giants of music weep with reverence? As the Fender Stratocaster turns 70, we explore its extraordinary life

Andy Welch

10, Apr, 2024 @3:23 PM

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Kanye West sued by estate of Donna Summer over ‘stealing’ I Feel Love
Estate of late star files lawsuit claiming rapper was denied sample for Vultures album, but tried to circumvent them with interpolation

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Feb, 2024 @9:40 AM

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Henry Fambrough obituary
Vocalist and last surviving founder member of the American soul and disco group the Spinners

Richard Williams

15, Feb, 2024 @5:29 PM

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Chaka Khan to curate 2024’s Meltdown festival in London
Funk and disco star promises June event series at London’s Southbank Centre will be ‘where magic of music meets the warmth of community’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Frank Farian: Boney M’s mastermind was one of pop’s greatest oddballs
He never got the reappraisal that Abba did, but with covers of 60s psych, songs about the Troubles and an unerring knack for hooks, the late German songwriter leaves a daring legacy

Alexis Petridis

24, Jan, 2024 @1:23 PM

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The week in TV: The Winter King; Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution; Vanishing Act; Gyeongseong Creature – review
ITV’s answer to Game of Thrones doesn’t stint on gore; disco gets the glittering treatment it deserves; Crimewatch meets Kath and Kim in a botched Australian true crime drama; and a sinister ‘creature’ stalks 1940s Korea

Barbara Ellen

24, Dec, 2023 @9:30 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2023, No 4 – Jessie Ware: That! Feels Good!
Ware’s fifth album is a strident call to embrace pleasure and liberation – and its luxe sound holds up her side of the bargain

Alim Kheraj

19, Dec, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution review – an absolute feast of a music documentary
This wonderful series documents the passion and idealism of the 70s music scene. It’s an immaculately soundtracked history lesson – and so much more besides

Rebecca Nicholson

16, Dec, 2023 @11:05 PM

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George Brown obituary
Kool & the Gang drummer and co-writer of hits including Celebration, Ladies Night and Jungle Boogie

Adam Sweeting

20, Nov, 2023 @4:43 PM

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Kylie: Tension review – Padam was just for starters…
After this summer’s megahit single, Kylie Minogue remains firmly on the dancefloor – and the 1980s – with this largely irresistible set of disco and R&B cuts

Kitty Empire

22, Sep, 2023 @10:00 AM

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