Music

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‘I used to pretend to be much cooler than I was’: Fearne Cotton’s honest playlist
The Radio 2 DJ knows just what to play at a party yet finds herself terrified by karaoke. But which 80s pop heartthrob does she see regularly on the school run?

Elle Hunt

30, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Tom Verlaine obituary
Visionary frontman of Television whose 1977 debut LP Marquee Moon is considered one of the most influential albums of its era

Richard Williams

29, Jan, 2023 @3:40 PM

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Meg Baird: Furling review – a contemplative delight
Expanding her sonic canvas, the American singer-songwriter’s first solo album in seven years is well worth the wait

Phil Mongredien

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Darren Hayes: A Coral Room by Kate Bush is the most perfect song of all time
When Bush returned after a 12-year career hiatus with a song about motherhood and death, it cracked the Savage Garden singer wide open – and gave him a roadmap for his own life

Darren Hayes as told to Janine Israel

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Are bands dead? How solo stars took over the charts
Pop was once all about four guys and their instruments. Now that gang mentality has been blown away by tech-savvy individuals

James Tapper

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Tom Verlaine: Television’s perfectionist guitar genius always kept punk guessing | Alexis Petridis
A hugely gifted and original musician, Verlaine kept up the exacting standards in his solo career

Alexis Petridis

29, Jan, 2023 @1:22 PM

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Gaz Coombes: Turn the Car Around review – genial English rocker’s best album in 20 years
The former Supergrass frontman’s gorgeous, heartfelt new songs are intoxicating

Damien Morris

29, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Secret Byrd review – cloak-and-dagger concert hails a musical genius
Held in a candlelit crypt, this immersive tribute to ‘father of English music’ William Byrd featured ecstatic singing, buoyant musicianship – and soup for the spectators

Clive Paget

29, Jan, 2023 @11:07 AM

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BBCNOW/Diakun/Tharaud review – a magical musical mind takes flight
Thierry Pécou delivered a scintillating piano concerto grounded in Balinese tradition before Marzena Diakun presided over a moving eulogy to Bohemia

Rian Evans

29, Jan, 2023 @10:36 AM

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The Arcs: Electrophonic Chronic review – emotional healing
The Arcs’ first album since the death of bandmate Richard Swift uses the material they worked on together in this bittersweet tribute

Kitty Empire

29, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Tom Verlaine, frontman and guitarist of US band Television, dies at 73
New York group, which broke up in 1978, best known for Marquee Moon and whose singer-songwriter also worked with Patti Smith

Jane Clinton

28, Jan, 2023 @10:17 PM

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Refree: El Espacio Entre review – Barcelona producer’s haunting minimalism
Worked up from two film soundtracks, this atmospheric concept album features piano, guitar, Monteverdi and radio static

Neil Spencer

28, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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