Music

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Ed Sheeran self-isolates after testing positive for Covid-19
Singer, whose new album = is out on Friday, says he is cancelling in-person commitments

Streisand Neto

24, Oct, 2021 @6:24 PM

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Navigate by Big Zuu review – an affable but bland concoction
The rapper’s debut album feels like just another brand extension, complete with his own BBQ sauce

Damien Morris

24, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Elton John: The Lockdown Sessions review – Elton as bejewelled curator
This album of collaborations with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Nicki Minaj is by nature disjointed – but fun

Kate Hutchinson

24, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I’m addicted a bit to saying what I think’: Self Esteem and Lucy Prebble in conversation
The musician and screenwriter became friends four years ago. They discuss finding your voice as a female artist and the appeal of Twitter

Ammar Kalia

24, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Blue Banisters by Lana Del Rey review – a singer looking to her legacy
The singer’s eighth album feels familiar, but also pushes at the edges of her usual themes

Emily Mackay

24, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Buffalo Nichols: Buffalo Nichols review – urgent, steeped-in-tradition blues
The Texas-based singer-songwriter’s juggles the personal and the political on his compelling debut

Neil Spencer

23, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The week in classical: Oxford Lieder festival; Colin Currie Group premieres Steve Reich
Absolutely nothing is off-limits as Oxford’s fearless festival of song hits 20. And Steve Reich at 85 explores the road less travelled

Fiona Maddocks

23, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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20 years of the iPod: how it shuffled music and tech forever
In October 2001, the music industry was riven by piracy and had no idea how to solve it. Enter Steve Jobs, whose new device created a digital music market – and made Apple into a titan

Eamonn Forde

23, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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British Somali TikTok star delights in Nimco Happy’s viral success
Multilingual love song Isii Nafta has spread like wildfire on social media, cheering the Somali community

Aamna Mohdin

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Adele’s Easy on Me smashes record for number of UK streams in a week, with 24m
Breakup ballad becomes singer’s third UK No 1 single after Someone Like You and Hello

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Bernard Haitink’s direct, refined conducting made him a true master
Critics argued his choice of repertoire was narrow, but the late conductor’s interpretations of mainstream symphonies are justly revered for their sincerity and solidity

Andrew Clements

22, Oct, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Philharmonia/Labèque Sisters review – intensive immersion in Philip Glass
Replacing a live-accompanied screening of Koyaanisqatsi, this programme was intoxicating, thrilling and clearly exhausting to perform

Flora Willson

22, Oct, 2021 @11:36 AM

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