Music

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Natalie Imbruglia returns to music: ‘Lucky me that the 90s is trending’
With Firebird, her first original album in more than a decade, Imbruglia reflects on the highs and lows of her career – and the new crop of artists she inspired

Katie Cunningham

17, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Manic Street Preachers score first No 1 album in 23 years
In a dramatic revival of a 90s chart rivalry, the Welsh trio prevail over Steps with their album The Ultra Vivid Lament

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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That way madness lies: why the obsession about diagnosing Robert Schumann?
The Romantic composer died in an asylum in 1856, since when musicians, doctors - and even the Nazis – have sought to name the illness that brought his early death. It tells us as much as about the story of modern psychiatry as it does about the man and his music.

Phil Hebblethwaite

17, Sep, 2021 @3:22 PM

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This week’s new tracks: Abba, Josef Salvat, Vengaboys
In this final ever edition, there’s the return of some pop titans, a stomping electro whopper and existential musing on what ‘Vengabus’ actually means

Peter Robinson

17, Sep, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Iggy Pop on finding new music: ‘At my age, it helps to remain curious’
The source of the rocker’s enviable eternal youth? In the words of the man himself, it’s avidly rooting out new artists into his 70s (and beyond)

Iggy Pop

17, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Dunedin Consort review – Monteverdi up close and personal
The secular side of the composer’s output was the focus of this imaginative and vivid festival programme

Rowena Smith

17, Sep, 2021 @9:11 AM

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Quantic and Nidia Góngora: Almas Conectadas review – Colombian gold-panners go orchestral
Pacific coast cantora Góngora’s nature-rooted compositions are given larger dimensions by British electronica producer Quantic

Ammar Kalia

17, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Rapper Tion Wayne: ‘Police don’t want us to win, they want us in jail’
The north London MC recently scored drill’s first No 1 single, a triumphant turnaround after spells in prison. He explains why he wants to lift up a community living in ‘survival mode’

Christine Ochefu

17, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Employed to Serve: Conquering review – thrilling, gut-churning metal
The brilliant Woking band get heavier than ever, causing motion sickness with their animalistic, groove-laden songs

Harry Sword

17, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Ed Sheeran announces stadium tour for 2022
Singer-songwriter will play 12 UK dates, including three at Wembley Stadium, plus 15 more across Europe

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Lil Nas X: Montero review – pop-rap at its proudest, biggest and best
This blockbuster debut album matches its eclecticism and broad emotional range with high-quality hooks throughout – and all with the rapper’s sexuality front and centre

Alexis Petridis

17, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘Everything just kept getting bigger!’ Genesis on prog, 80s stardom and Phil Collins’s health
As they prepare what could be their final tour after 54 years, the British rock greats reflect on who they lost along the way, how they survived punk – and why Phil is skiving off his vocal practice

Harry Sword

17, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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