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London Grammar: Californian Soil review – bold sounds amid the usual spectral fare
The British trio stick to boilerplate emoting and bland imagery, but there are small sonic steps forward

Alim Kheraj

16, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fyre festival attendees to receive $7,000 each in settlement
New York bankruptcy court rules in favour of payout to 277 people who travelled to Bahamas for notorious ‘luxury’ event

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Apr, 2021 @8:49 AM

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From Beethoven’s Ninth to Theme from Shaft: the best exercise anthems
Soul classics, German film soundtracks and chugging rap – here’s a workout of bangers to get you off the couch

George Bass

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi: They’re Calling Me Home review | Jude Rogers's folk album of the month
From lockdown in Ireland, Giddens and Turrisi range across folk traditions on exceptional covers and originals

Jude Rogers

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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UK rap star AJ Tracey: ‘I’m not all the way out of the streets’
The west Londoner is up for two Brit awards and is hoping for a No 1 album – but fame and success haven’t eclipsed his insecurities or impoverished past

Tara Joshi

16, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire; Phantasie, etc review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Patricia Kopatchinskaja
The outstanding violinist takes the reciter role in Schoenberg’s modernist classic, with results that don’t always convince

Andrew Clements

15, Apr, 2021 @5:02 PM

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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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