Music

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D Double E review – grime originator unites the generations
Despite inspiring grime’s biggest stars, this is only the first nationwide tour from the east Londoner – a victory lap that draws on decades of Black British music

Fergal Kinney

14, Dec, 2021 @11:44 AM

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Royal Northern Sinfonia/Włoszczowska review – lacklustre start for new venue
A predominantly baroque programme at this brand new concert hall found the RNS on disappointing form, although Haydn and Herschel brought drama and energy

Hugh Morris

14, Dec, 2021 @9:44 AM

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Billie Eilish: I would have died from Covid-19 if I hadn’t been vaccinated
The pop star told Howard Stern that she had the virus in August: ‘I want it to be clear that it is because of the vaccine I’m fine’

Laura Snapes

14, Dec, 2021 @9:11 AM

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Music industry unites to pledge net-zero emissions by 2050
Major labels Sony, Universal and Warner join independents signing up to climate schemes that guide companies toward cleaner futures

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Dec, 2021 @7:01 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2021, No 4: The Weather Station – Ignorance
Wrestling with ‘climate grief’ in angry and melancholy songs, Tamara Lindeman created an album that was pure bliss

Alexis Petridis

14, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Steve Bronski carer says musician died in Soho flat fire
Cause of musician’s death not yet confirmed, but friends say flat was scene of fatal fire

Matthew Weaver

13, Dec, 2021 @5:58 PM

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Jingle Bell Ball review – Ed Sheeran is all killer, no stocking filler
This poptastic Capital Radio two-dayer features strong sets from Justin Bieber, Anne-Marie and JLS, but it’s Sheeran’s warmth and generosity of spirit that really captures the season

Miranda Sawyer

13, Dec, 2021 @2:39 PM

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Those we lost in 2021: Mary Wilson remembered by Otis Williams
The founder of the Temptations on his fiercely determined Motown colleague who lit up the stage with the Supremes and fought for artists’ rights

13, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Folk singer Michael Hurley at 80: ‘The way music comes to you, it’s like dreaming’
In a 60-year career, America’s ‘freak-folk’ outsider has gone from coffee-house obscurity to festival crowdpleaser. He talks about inspiring the likes of Cat Power – and making a beautiful new album in the pines of Oregon

Jude Rogers

13, Dec, 2021 @10:53 AM

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‘The music I want at my funeral? AC/DC then Mozart’: Iwan Rheon’s honest playlist
The Game of Thrones star was raised on Welsh nursery rhymes and the Backstreet Boys, and reckons there’s nothing wrong with a bit of Abba

As told to Rich Pelley

13, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Lang Lang review – Bach’s Goldbergs are smothered with love
This was a performance full of idiosyncrasies, of which some brought unexpected delights, but others felt perverse and mannered

Martin Kettle

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2021, No 5: Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
The former hellraiser’s sixth album saw him reflecting, after turning 30, on his early stardom and showing off his soft side in regretful love songs as well as rap fireworks

Tara Joshi

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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