Music

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Aria revokes former Sony Music boss Denis Handlin’s icon award
Honour is second to be withdrawn in 48 hours for one-time Australian music industry stalwart

Kelly Burke

15, Oct, 2021 @3:01 AM

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Adele’s heartfelt new single Easy on Me wins praise from Lil Nas X and Alicia Silverstone: ‘You always make me cry’
Attracting more than half a million views within an hour of the song being uploaded, the emotional ballad is the singer’s first release in six years

Steph Harmon

15, Oct, 2021 @2:09 AM

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60s hitmakers Manfred Mann: ‘I’ve sung this 10,000 times and never liked it!’
They had screaming fans and transatlantic hits as part of the 60s’ British invasion – an unlikely result for a band of jazz and blues heads. Still touring as the Manfreds, they look back on one of the strangest catalogues in UK pop

Alexis Petridis

14, Oct, 2021 @2:52 PM

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Kasabian review – Serge Pizzorno ably steps up as frontman for new era
The fuzzing dance-rockers return strongly after Tom Meighan’s departure, and unite the crowd in hollered vocals

Malcolm Jack

14, Oct, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Bach: Ich Habe Genug review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
Cantatas 82, 32 and 106 trace a vivid path from despair to hope in this uplifting recording with heart-stopping moments

Erica Jeal

14, Oct, 2021 @1:44 PM

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Coldplay pledge 50% lower CO2 emissions on 2022 world tour
Band announce a range of initiatives to reduce energy consumption, including stadium floors that harness fans’ kinetic energy

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Oct, 2021 @1:31 PM

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Andrea Bocelli signs with Universal Music to cash in amid streaming era
Italian star whose back catalogue has been streamed more than 5bn times plans to release new albums

Mark Sweney

14, Oct, 2021 @1:01 PM

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Coldplay: Music of the Spheres review – slipping status prompts a desperate pop pivot
Crafted with one eye firmly on the Spotify stats, the band’s synths-heavy ninth album features BTS and Selena Gomez amid a muddled cosmic concept

Alexis Petridis

14, Oct, 2021 @12:29 PM

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Blondie’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
As they reissue their 1981 festive EP Yuletide Throwdown, we rate the best of the New York band who strutted through punk, disco and pop with absolute cool

Alexis Petridis

14, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Paddy Moloney obituary
Founder and leader of the world-famous traditional Irish music band the Chieftains

Derek Schofield

13, Oct, 2021 @7:19 PM

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Rolling Stones drop ‘insensitive’ Brown Sugar song from US tour setlist
1971 hit condemned by critics as ‘prime example of entitlement’ but Mick Jagger says it could return

Nadia Khomami and Rachel Hall

13, Oct, 2021 @5:59 PM

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Davóne Tines review – cavernous and distinctive voice asks us to join the dots
The US bass-baritone’s recital with pianist Adam Nielsen blended spirituals with Bach, Caroline Shaw, and Julius Eastman and spirituals. The connections were elusive but intriguing

Erica Jeal

13, Oct, 2021 @3:22 PM

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