Music

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Abba singles race to top of streaming charts in comeback triumph
Swedish pop group shows cross-generational appeal, amassing 5.5m likes on TikTok since 1 September

Rachel Hall

03, Sep, 2021 @2:01 PM

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Why artists such as Anderson .Paak and Taylor Swift are already considering their legacies
From tattooed pleas regarding posthumous releases to rerecordings of old material, younger musicians are getting their estates in order early

Rhian Jones

03, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Declan McKenna review – breathless, exuberant pop-rock maximalism
The glitter-loving Enfield boy wonder has a firm grasp of the grand gesture – but could do with changing things up

Malcolm Jack

03, Sep, 2021 @10:01 AM

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This week’s tracks: Blackstarkids, Justin Bieber, Natalie Imbruglia
We’ve got a refreshing blast of hip-hop pop, an overdue return to form for the Bieber, and an ample application of sauciness

Issy Sampson

03, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Share your thoughts on the return of Abba
Abba have released new tracks for the first time since the 1980s. We would like to hear your thoughts on the band’s return

Guardian community team

03, Sep, 2021 @8:39 AM

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Broadside Hacks: Songs Without Authors Vol 1 review – contemporary artists tinker with tradition
The folk project led by Sorry’s Campbell Baum offers new takes on anonymously composed tunes, with varying success

Jude Rogers

03, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Iron Maiden: Senjutsu review – an ambitious, eccentric masterpiece
Maiden’s creative renaissance continues in style with this playfully bombastic metal epic

Harry Sword

03, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Drugs, divorce and incessant drum takes: Metallica on making metal’s biggest ever album
Now 30 years old, the Black Album has sold more than 30m copies. The band discuss its legacy, fighting in the studio – and making an all-star cover version

Matt Mills

03, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Abba’s new songs reviewed: a perky, moving return to pop’s highest peaks
It is so powerful to hear Agnetha and Anni-Frid singing I Still Have Faith In You together after 40 years – and the slinky, cheeky Don’t Shut Me Down is even better

Jude Rogers

02, Sep, 2021 @7:42 PM

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‘A joyous feeling’: Sampology on making a film with his grandfather – decades after he died
Brisbane musician Sam Poggioli embarks on a ‘weird’ kind of collaboration with his dead grandfather in a bittersweet, regenerative album

Nick Buckley

02, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Mikis Theodorakis obituary
Classical composer famed for his film scores to Zorba the Greek and Serpico, and for his firebrand politics

Gail Holst-Warhaft

02, Sep, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Abba reunite for Voyage, first new album in 40 years
Swedish hitmakers to release album of brand new material in November, and digital avatars will appear in London concert residency in 2022

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Mark Brown

02, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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