Music

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Lael Neale: Acquainted With Night review – music to feel absently blue to
The folk-pop songwriter meanders between memory and fantasy on her concertedly quiet Sub Pop debut

Jenessa Williams

19, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Few will mourn the passing of London's great concert hall that never was | Martin Kettle
The scrapping of ambitious plans for the Centre for Music says much about where the arts stand in austerity-torn Brexit Britain

Martin Kettle

19, Feb, 2021 @8:55 AM

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Gillian Welch and David Rawlings: All the Good Times review – lockdown covers of Dylan and Prine
The pandemic hangs heavy in the long-term duo’s first album to share joint billing, and thrives when Welch leads

Jude Rogers

19, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Britney Spears: another pop princess trapped in a man-made fairytale
One contributor is notably absent from the new film about Britney: herself. But from Rihanna to Beyoncé to Taylor Swift, female stars have always struggled to tell their stories

Grace Medford

19, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Mahler: Symphonies 1-10 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
This mammoth undertaking, of all of Mahler’s symphonies with different conductors over the last decade, brings variable musical results

Andrew Clements

18, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture
Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown

Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza MacDonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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'You could call the show Love Will Tear Us Apart': Russell T Davies on the music of It's a Sin
The series creator and director Peter Hoar on the uncoolest anthems of the 80s, being given the nod by Kate Bush and how a soundtrack can make or break a story

Alim Kheraj

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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U-Roy, legendary reggae toaster, dies aged 78
‘The originator’ of toasting on record helped revolutionise soundsystem culture in Jamaica – and inspire the birth of hip-hop

Laura Snapes

18, Feb, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Dionne Warwick's greatest tracks – ranked!
As the soul legend is nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we pick her 20 greatest songs from her 60s collaborations with Burt Bacharach to her later power ballads

Alexis Petridis

18, Feb, 2021 @12:35 PM

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SG Lewis: Times review – soaring, subtle disco for kitchen dancefloors
Given the British producer’s skill for emotionally attuned nightclub elation, his debut shouldn’t suffer from the shutdown of its natural habitat

Alexis Petridis

18, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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'A one-man mosh pit': Big Jeff on the art of surviving lockdown
Famed Bristol music fan Jeff Johns is staging a virtual exhibition of his paintings inspired by his love of live shows

Jessica Wrigglesworth

18, Feb, 2021 @11:24 AM

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Rihanna angers Hindus with 'disrespectful' Ganesha pendant
Comments on singer’s Instagram account say wearing likeness of god is cultural appropriation

Priya Elan

18, Feb, 2021 @11:09 AM

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