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Weapons-grade 808s, luscious horns and a megastar’s early steps: the best music our writers discovered this year
From a slept-on Chief Keef banger to an overlooked Taylor Swift classic and a neglected jazz Kenny, we reveal the older releases that have got us going this year

Christine Ochefu, Tim Jonze, Shaad D'Souza, Ammar Kalia, Safi Bugel, Elle Hunt, Laura Snapes, Dhruva Balram, Dave Simpson and Joe Stone

30, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘My heart is racing, I’m terrified’: Cat Power on recreating Bob Dylan’s infamous 1966 ‘electric’ gig
It was the moment when folk and rock collided and Dylan was called ‘Judas’. Ahead of her show at the Royal Albert Hall, Chan Marshall, AKA Cat Power, explains the uncanny ways the musician has shaped her life

Laura Barton

04, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Cat Power: ‘To this day I sleep with my bedroom door locked’
After breakups, breakdowns, stalkers and worse, Chan Marshall has rewritten her bleakest lyrics and recorded an album of highly personal covers. ‘We all need sweetness,’ she says

Sylvia Patterson

14, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Cat Power: Covers review – the healing work of a singer reborn
Chan Marshall’s third outing deconstructing the songs of others, from Nick Cave and Frank Ocean to Lana Del Rey and the Pogues, is her best yet

Kitty Empire

08, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Cat Power: Covers review – transforming majesty into adequacy
Power chooses her songs with impeccable taste but her uniformly breathy cover versions rob them of a distinctive edge

Rachel Aroesti

07, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Latitude festival review – stylish, dramatic and surprisingly edgy
It may be the most middle-class of events, but pink sheep, Scottish sarcasm and Stereophonics singalongs notwithstanding, it was still classy

Dave Simpson

22, Jul, 2019 @10:33 AM

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From Cat Power to Coldplay: the best, worst and weirdest Rihanna covers
The Last Shadow Puppets turned vampiric, Harry Styles harked back to prog rock and Patti Smith was overcome by nerves … How 15 acts laid down their love for the queen of R&B

Hannah Jane Parkinson

16, Oct, 2018 @8:48 AM

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Cat Power: Wanderer, in-depth review – staying true to her own weird way
After her record label rejected her album, singer-songwriter Chan Marshall found a new home for her singular sound

Kitty Empire

07, Oct, 2018 @7:59 AM

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Cat Power: Wanderer review – the beautiful sound of the road to nowhere
Chan Marshall’s latest album adds Auto-Tune, Lana Del Rey and a Rihanna cover version to her folk, blues and American roots music. It’s the work of a woman going her own way

Alexis Petridis

04, Oct, 2018 @11:03 AM

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Cat Power: 'I didn’t know I loved myself when I was younger'
Erratic stage shows, psychotic breakdowns, rehab… Now a new album and motherhood have given Cat Power a profound sense of calm. She talks to Sophie Heawood

Sophie Heawood

23, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Big noise: the essential pop, jazz and folk music of autumn 2018
Young talents and old hands hit the road, intriguing festivals mix things up, and there’s the first posthumous release from Prince

Alexis Petridis, Robin Denselow, John Fordham and Imogen Tilden

27, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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