Music

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Clairo review – introspective pandemic-made pop bursts out into the open
Claire Cottrill’s ornate and intricate songs provoke a fan singalong backed by saxophones and clarinets

Huw Baines

30, Sep, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Lynchian punk to Lady Gaga: the best music Guardian staff and writers discovered this year
Old or new, wildly popular or punishingly obscure: our critics share the best songs, albums and artists they found this year – and how they discovered them

Chal Ravens, Shaad D'Souza, Dave Simpson, Rebecca Liu, Christine Ochefu, Laura Barton, Tayyab Amin and Alexis Petridis

30, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
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The master of solo-piano improvisation proved his spontaneous alchemy was as mesmerising as ever in this 2016 performance

John Fordham

30, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Cool It Down review – white-hot tracks crackle and seethe
Karen O is more incisive than ever on the band’s first album since 2013, which fluctuates between burning intensity and awestruck love

Shaad D'Souza

30, Sep, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Brendan Yates of Turnstile’s listening diary: ‘I’ll run to Enya’
The Baltimore hardcore band’s vocalist takes us through his week in listening, which included everything from a 2000s Björk gem to ‘the ultimate R&B anthem’

As told to Shaad D'Souza

30, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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From Gangsta’s Paradise to reality TV, Coolio was a stone-faced rapper who softened hearts
His signature song owned the airwaves and proved that an emcee could be gangster and gregarious

Andrew Lawrence

29, Sep, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Gardner captures perfectly the overflowing exuberance of Tippett’s score, with Toby Spence and Jennifer France an ideal Jack and Bella

Andrew Clements

29, Sep, 2022 @3:40 PM

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‘Freaking cool’: Lizzo plays James Madison’s 200-year-old crystal flute
The crowd went wild as the singer played a few notes on the former US president’s flute on stage at Washington concert

Lauren Aratani in New York

29, Sep, 2022 @2:39 PM

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Incubus review – noughties California band throw themselves behind the hits
Bringing back their much-loved early albums, the crossover band’s big-choruses and expansive rock anthems still get the fans singing

Dave Simpson

29, Sep, 2022 @2:11 PM

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: ‘Our stage manager passed out, so we set his legs on fire’
The singer on old horror films, making new music and the craziest bands to tour with

As told to Matt Mills

29, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Video games introduced me to the Chemical Brothers - now teens find music through Fortnite
In the 90s and 00s, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero were prime outlets for music discovery. In 2022, it’s League of Legends and Fifa that are shaping taste

Keza MacDonald

29, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Gabriels: Angels and Queens Part One review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Frontman Jacob Lusk is nothing short of incredible on the trio’s debut album, a powerful half-hour of top-tier songwriting that proves Gabriels are far more than soul revivalists

Alexis Petridis

29, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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