Kendrick Lamar

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We do it grande: how 2022 became the year of the big statement album
From Kendrick Lamar to Beyoncé and Arctic Monkeys, artists lent into opulence and maximalism this year, inviting listeners to escape – and asserting their disregard for pop’s rules

Alexis Petridis

23, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2022: No 2 – Kendrick Lamar: Mr Morale & the Big Steppers
It polarised some fans, but Lamar’s exploration of trauma and fallibility through often unflattering storytelling confirmed that he possesses something truly special

Gabriel Szatan

22, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Your ultimate Sydney events guide: the best things to do this weekend, and what’s on through December
Summer in the City is Guardian Australia’s guide to the best arts, gigs and festivals around the country. Here are some highlights for Sydney in December

Steph Harmon, Michael Sun, Janine Israel, Elissa Blake and Sian Cain

08, Dec, 2022 @1:53 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2022
Alongside landmark records from Kendrick and Beyoncé, the year saw standout tracks from Steve Lacy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more

Safi Bugel, Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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From Bowie to Beyoncé: the gateway albums to get into the greatest artists
Keen to explore an artist’s oeuvre but overwhelmed by choice in today’s stream-heavy world? Fear not: from Joni to Fela, Madonna to Miles, our critics tell you which album to begin with

Guardian writers

19, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Grammy nominations 2023: Beyoncé leads race with nine
Singer has now received 88 Grammy nominations in her career, tying only with husband Jay Z as most nominated artist

Benjamin Lee

15, Nov, 2022 @7:27 PM

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Kendrick Lamar review – the greatest hip-hop show of all time?
The awe-inspiring rapper returns to experiment with form, content and stagecraft in ways the culture hasn’t seen before

Damien Morris

05, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Kendrick Lamar review – unique star puts on show worthy of his talents
The rapper gets his Big Steppers world tour underway with an odd but dazzling and thoughtfully produced performance which leans into the melodrama of the music

Shaad D'Souza

09, Oct, 2022 @11:44 AM

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‘I’m just weird!’ Meet Steve Lacy, the sexed-up heir to Stevie Wonder and Prince
At just 24, the Compton-raised artist is incredibly well connected, working with stars like Kendrick Lamar and making wondrous solo tracks. He reveals the breakups, freakouts and sexuality struggles he’s faced so far

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Sunday at Glastonbury: Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross and Jack White – as it happened
The US rap star headlined the main stage on the last night of the festival, while Pet Shop Boys, Charli XCX, Jarvis Cocker and a host more brought the festival to a close

Keza MacDonald (now), Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Gwilym Mumford and Laura Snapes (earlier)

26, Jun, 2022 @11:49 PM

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Kendrick Lamar at Glastonbury 2022 review – faith, fury and jawdropping brilliance
Sporting a bejewelled crown of thorns and with a profound sense of theatre, Lamar proves he is one of the most gifted rappers we have

Alexis Petridis

26, Jun, 2022 @11:32 PM

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Glastonbury 2022 review: stunning moments, special singalongs and a rumour mill in overdrive
Billie Eilish, Self Esteem, Paul McCartney, Olivia Rodrigo, Noel Gallagher, AJ Tracey, Sam Fender and Wet Leg were all electrifying. But where was Harry Styles?

Alexis Petridis

26, Jun, 2022 @5:23 PM

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