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From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music
From Fontaines DC to the Valkyrie, a techno Halloween to Little Simz, this is the unmissable music of the next few months

Alexis Petridis, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Brit awards nominations 2021: Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste lead improved field for women
Women dominate British album category, while more than half the nominees in key categories are non-white

Laura Snapes

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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By recognising UK rap and women's creativity, the Brits are finally in tune
Following criticism for being too white and too male, it seems the Brits have listened with this year’s wider-ranging nominees

Alexis Petridis

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Why bands are disappearing: 'Young people aren’t excited by them'
Maroon 5’s Adam Levine was scoffed at for suggesting there ‘aren’t any bands any more’ – but if you look at the numbers, he’s right. Wolf Alice, Maximo Park and industry insiders ask why

Dorian Lynskey

18, Mar, 2021 @2:58 PM

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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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Fontaines DC review – post-punk in 360-degree VR
O2 Brixton Academy, London; via MelodyVR live stream
The Dublin band’s empty livestreamed gig perfectly suits their alienated second album

Kitty Empire

28, Nov, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Fontaines DC: A Night at Montrose, Dublin review – a blast of joy and disquiet
The Dublin five-piece launch their brilliant second album with an intense, pre-recorded livestream event and bonus commentary

Dorian Lynskey

08, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Fontaines DC: A Hero’s Death review – sneer all you like
The Dublin band’s follow-up to their outstanding debut album brings an urgent, sardonic energy to familiar post-punk sounds

Kitty Empire

02, Aug, 2020 @4:30 AM

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Fontaines DC: A Hero's Death review | Album of the week
The Dublin band deliver a difficult but powerful second album full of songwriting that stares life in the face

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Jul, 2020 @11:04 AM

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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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From Dave's deserved win to anti-Boris chants, this was a classic Mercury prize
Dave was a worthy winner on a night stuffed with bold, chaotic performances and challenging music born of a vital, thrilling scene

Alexis Petridis

19, Sep, 2019 @10:30 PM

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Mercury prize 2019: Dave wins for Psychodrama, plus all the action as it happened
Streatham MC beats Idles and Slowthai for the most prestigious award in British music – follow our coverage here

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Sep, 2019 @9:43 PM

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