Bill Callahan

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Bill Callahan’s listening diary: ‘My daughter makes me listen to Harry Styles 20 times in a row’
The US songwriter guides us through a few days in sounds, from his son’s love of the Hamster Dance to Texas’s local Mexican radio stations and Traxman

As told to Laura Snapes

28, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Art is appropriation’: folklorist Jake Xerxes Fussell connects forgotten tunes to our times
Once hesitant to put his own stamp on archival music, the Georgia singer-guitarist found the freedom to reinterpret folk songs in his new album

Grayson Haver Currin

24, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy: Blind Date Party review – revelatory fun with old favourites
The left-field giants are full of surprises on an electrifying set of covers of everyone from Steely Dan to Silver Jews

Kitty Empire

05, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Kitty Empire's best music of 2020
Our critic’s picks, from righteous old-school hip-hop via euphoric retro pop to classic American songwriting

Kitty Empire

27, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020: the full list
Our countdown is complete, topped by a mercurial work of sprawling invention by a woman who has dug deep to survive. Taken as a whole, these choices contain drama, solace, poetry and fire, a fitting selection for a turbulent year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @8:07 AM

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Bill Callahan: Gold Record review – time to join the pantheon of great American singer-songwriters
The one-time misanthrope releases an album abundant in warmth bordering on empathy

Kitty Empire

29, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2019: the full list
Our pick of the year’s finest albums brings American dreaming, teenage dynamism, heartbreak, barbed rap, impetuous indie and beautiful soundscapes

20, Dec, 2019 @9:41 AM

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Bill Callahan: Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest review – a sweet and sly return
(Drag City)

Kitty Empire

16, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Bill Callahan: Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest review – brilliantly sly celebration of family and the infinite
Humour and subtly shattering insights into a new life as a parent add profundity to Callahan’s expansive album

Laura Snapes

14, Jun, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Bill Callahan: 'I can't die – life is too good, it can't end'
With help from his wife and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the artist formerly known as Smog has opened up. He’s even talking to his neighbours, he says

Laura Snapes

13, Jun, 2019 @11:49 AM

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50 great tracks for June from Jarvis Cocker, Lady Lykez, Employed to Serve and more
From Sleater-Kinney’s return to TisaKorean’s goofy rap, here are 50 new tracks to check out this month

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

03, Jun, 2019 @10:40 AM

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End of the Road review – irony versus revolution in majestic musical battle
Father John Misty’s show-stealing stagecraft crowned a brilliantly curated weekend of rock-adjacent acts – from Parquet Courts’ prickly postpunk to Slowdive’s shoegaze – under Dorset’s starry skies

Jazz Monroe

04, Sep, 2017 @1:28 PM

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