Music

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Janet Jackson’s 30 best songs – ranked!
As the singer announces she’s selling memorabilia including a wedding dress and tour outfits, we assess her greatest works

Michael Cragg

15, Apr, 2021 @2:07 PM

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While She Sleeps: Sleeps Society review | Ben Beaumont-Thomas's album of the week
The noisy Sheffield band fully realise their pop potential on their fifth album, as they vent thrillingly about society’s manifold ills

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘I made my peace’: fans divided over Taylor Swift’s re-recording project
By minting new versions of her albums amid an industry dispute, Swift has moved on from the originals. Can fans with profound connections to them do the same?

Katie Goh

15, Apr, 2021 @10:08 AM

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Robyn: how her banana-eating stage antics redefined my concept of punk
In our latest fan celebration, Katie Hawthorne recalls how a thrilling gig in a muddy field – and a fruit snack – encouraged her teenage self to follow her own eclectic musical tastes

Katie Hawthorne

14, Apr, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Platinum pop-punks the Offspring: 'We're outcasts among outcasts'
They scored a UK No 1 single and the biggest-selling independent album ever. Thirty-seven years into their career, the California band ponder middle-aged sex – and being denied respect

Stevie Chick

14, Apr, 2021 @9:02 AM

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‘Bill Gates is in my bloodstream!’ Mick Jagger releases pandemic-themed solo track
Dave Grohl plays along on Eazy Sleazy, which sees the Rolling Stone learning TikTok and cookery in lockdown, and anticipating a ‘garden of earthly delights’ as pubs reopen

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Apr, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Rockin' in the free world? Inside the rightwing takeover of protest music
It’s easy to laugh at hardcore patriots misunderstanding Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, but such appropriation is increasingly widespread – and dangerously twisting the truth

Luke Ottenhof

13, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Simon Bainbridge obituary
Composer inspired by images and poetry to produce assured music of hard-edged originality

Barry Millington

13, Apr, 2021 @11:49 AM

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Greta Van Fleet on critics: ‘They’re pissed off that we’re doing something’
The Grammy award-winning rock band have received commercial success yet critics haven’t been quite as receptive – can their new album change that?

Jim Farber

12, Apr, 2021 @3:31 PM

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The Members: how we made Sound of the Suburbs
‘At gigs we’d see all these punk kids from small towns who weren’t part of the metropolitan elite. I thought: “These people need a song”’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

12, Apr, 2021 @2:28 PM

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Amy Winehouse: the spiteful way she was treated still fills me with rage
It’s hard to say whether Amy’s death shocked the music industry into better protecting artists experiencing mental ill health but I’m hopeful things are changing for the better

Rhian Jones

12, Apr, 2021 @12:30 PM

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The Seven Deadly Sins/Mahagonny Songspiel review – imaginative and timely double bill
A young team bring Weill and Brecht’s satires bang up to date in this double bill exploring social media, binge eating and the crises of femininity and masculinity

Erica Jeal

12, Apr, 2021 @12:03 PM

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