James Blake

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James Blake’s music subscription model is a fantasy that disadvantages fans and musicians
With unrealistic costs, the inability to share music and the pressure of consumer expectations, the producer’s collaboration with Vault doesn’t add up, writes Tom Vek

Tom Vek

25, Mar, 2024 @2:56 PM

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Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA to headline 2024 Glastonbury festival
Coldplay become act to headline most times with their fifth top slot, while Shania Twain is booked for the Sunday teatime ‘legend’ set as the lineup is announced

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Mar, 2024 @8:00 AM

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James Blake: Playing Robots Into Heaven review – back in his own atmospheric universe
The producer-songwriter returns to his club-facing roots with a densely textured album that includes a cover of Snoop Dogg’s Beautiful

Tara Joshi

10, Sep, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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I was a teenage Napster obsessive – and illegal downloading changed my music taste for good
The P2P giant was shut down 20 years ago this week. But the omnivorous mindset it encouraged in a generation resonates in the very best of today’s genre-smashing pop

Emma Garland

30, Aug, 2022 @1:44 PM

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James Blake: Friends That Break Your Heart review – a breakup album with a difference
The singer-songwriter articulates the pain of lost friendships against a backdrop of chamber music and trap pop

Kitty Empire

10, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Folk singer Mustafa: ‘I’m trying to preserve the memories of young Black Muslims’
The poet, a songwriter for artists including the Weeknd, explains how music helped him explore the loss of friends to inner-city violence: ‘Sorrow is meant to be experienced and felt’

Aina J Khan

02, Jun, 2021 @1:30 PM

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William Forsythe: The Barre Project review – a half-hour of perfection
With Tiler Peck leading the line with absolute control, William Forsythe’s Zoom-coordinated new work reaps the benefits of creative limitations

Lyndsey Winship

24, Mar, 2021 @7:30 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2019: the full list
Our pick of the year’s finest albums brings American dreaming, teenage dynamism, heartbreak, barbed rap, impetuous indie and beautiful soundscapes

20, Dec, 2019 @9:41 AM

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All Points East review – blockbuster festival makes a muted return
Standout sets from the Chemical Brothers and Christine and the Queens salvage an opening weekend marred by sound issues

Hannah J Davies

27, May, 2019 @11:05 AM

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Rosie Lowe on 'vodka in the park', sex therapy and neo-soul
The musician probes big questions of love and faith on her new album

Michael Cragg

20, Apr, 2019 @9:00 AM

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James Blake: how the producer became hip-hop's favourite Brit
Nominated for two Grammy awards this week, his collaborations with Travis Scott follow those with Beyoncé. How did the DJ from Enfield become so well-connected?

Al Horner

05, Feb, 2019 @11:00 AM

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