Music

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Helado Negro: Far In review – excavating beauty with joyous songs
Love is the common thread through Roberto Carlos Lange’s playful album, in which funk-tinged celebrations sparkle alongside his intimate synth-folk

Tayyab Amin

22, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Bex Burch and Leafcutter John: Boing! review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
Ghanaian gyil melds with space-age electronics for a spluttering, time-warping and thoroughly compelling collaboration

John Lewis

22, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Elton John: ‘I can still explode at any moment. I just have terrible feelings about myself’
Despite a dodgy hip, the superstar remains youthful thanks to pop star friends like Dua Lipa – but is still struggling with anger and childhood trauma. He explains how fatherhood is making him a better man

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Lana Del Rey: Blue Banisters review – as perplexing as she is captivating
Despite weaving relatable scenes of Zoom calls and lockdown weight gain into her distinctive aesthetic, the stylised singer remains as elusive as ever on her eighth album

Rachel Aroesti

21, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Self Esteem: Prioritise Pleasure review – Britain’s funniest, frankest pop star drums out her demons
The sound of an artist coming into her own, Rebecca Taylor’s remarkable second album as Self Esteem mixes the intimate and conversational with the unabashedly dramatic

Laura Snapes

21, Oct, 2021 @2:44 PM

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Liza Lim: Singing in Tongues review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Working with the excellent Australian ensemble Elision, the set is a superb demonstration of Lim’s originality

Andrew Clements

21, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode: ‘Regret is a weird word. I don’t look back on my life like that’
The Depeche Mode frontman answers your questions, on his new covers album, taking early dance lessons from Mick Jagger and the right way to load a dishwasher

As told to Dave Simpson

21, Oct, 2021 @1:56 PM

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Colin Currie Group review – joyous celebration of Steve Reich
Built around a new piece by the 85-year-old composer unlike anything he has written before, this was an exhilarating occasion

Andrew Clements

21, Oct, 2021 @8:28 AM

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DJ and producer Anz: ‘This is music for all hours – and music that’s all ours’
One of the brightest talents in UK dance music is getting used to bigger stages, thanks to her infectiously fun tracks that draw deeply from black cultural history

Tayyab Amin

20, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘My mission has been accomplished’: how Susana Baca resurrected Afro-Peruvian music
In her 50-year career, Baca has been a singer, ethnomusicologist and Peru’s minister of culture. As she releases her 16th album, she reveals why her work is as vital as it has ever been

Ammar Kalia

20, Oct, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Leslie Bricusse, songwriter behind Goldfinger and Willy Wonka, dies at 90
The Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter, whose work drew acclaim on stage and on screen, has died

Benjamin Lee

19, Oct, 2021 @8:13 PM

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Céline Dion cancels concerts due to ‘severe and persistent muscle spasms’
Canadian singer ‘heartbroken’ after being unable to rehearse for new concert residency in Las Vegas

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Oct, 2021 @3:23 PM

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