Christine and the Queens

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'Magic happens, often': Christine and the Queens, Haim, Nile Rodgers and more on the joy of live music
Musicians on the thrill of playing live – and what we can expect when gigs return

The Observer

07, Mar, 2021 @6:44 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2020
Our writers considered hundreds of contenders – and here are their picks of the year. Listen to all 390 tracks they voted for on our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

30, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Will the UK ever love foreign-language pop?
Three summers ago, Despacito’s lilting Spanish lyrics dominated the UK charts, but since then nearly all pop hits have been in English. Is it just a language barrier – or a sign of a narrow culture?

Tara Joshi

05, Aug, 2020 @9:50 AM

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor's lockdown listening: 'A child could understand it – stay at home'
Ahead of her final kitchen disco livestream, the singer has been listening to Prince’s rudest hits and doing Lion King numbers with her kids

Interview by Laura Snapes

29, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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David Bowie, Adele and Beyoncé: BBC unveils Glastonbury coverage
Classic sets to be shown in place of 50th anniversary festival scuppered by coronavirus

Laura Snapes

26, May, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Musicians head online as Covid-19 puts live shows on pause
Acts from Metronomy to Neil Young turn to streaming to keep playing during crisis

Lanre Bakare

20, Mar, 2020 @10:23 AM

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The best livestreamed gigs to watch at home during coronavirus
From John Legend and Chris Martin’s piano ballads to Code Orange’s fearsome rock, more and more stars are streaming gigs for isolated fans

Graeme Virtue

19, Mar, 2020 @3:00 PM

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'Instagram, how we feeling!' Can livestreaming replace cancelled gigs?
As Covid-19 brings live music to a halt musicians are getting creative, but can an online show replace the real deal?

Katie Hawthorne

19, Mar, 2020 @9:35 AM

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50 great tracks for March by Christine and the Queens, Yves Tumor, Fizzler and more
Subscribe to our playlists in Spotify and Apple Music, and read about 10 of our favourite tracks below

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

02, Mar, 2020 @11:26 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2019
Our critics have voted til they can’t no more... and these are their tracks of the year. You can listen to all 593 songs that were voted for in our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

02, Dec, 2019 @11:00 AM

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New rules: the destruction of the female pop role model
Somewhere between Britney and Billie Eilish, liberated by social media and their direct relationship with fans, millennial and Gen Z women claimed the right to be complicated pop auteurs

Laura Snapes

25, Nov, 2019 @1:12 PM

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50 great tracks for August from Taylor Swift, Kano, Jenny Hval and more
Swift delivers her most personal song yet, while gospel and church organs keep the faith in this month’s roundup of new music – read about our 10 favourite tracks below

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

07, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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