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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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Why should Elon Musk look after his own baby? He’s already saving humanity
The Tesla CEO says ‘there’s not much I can do’ to take care of his infant son. What planet is he on?

27, Jul, 2020 @2:03 PM

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Elon Musk and Grimes change baby's name: 'Roman numerals look better'
Tech entrepreneur and musician have changed their child’s name from X Æ A-12 to X Æ A-Xii, without much explanation

Edward Helmore

25, May, 2020 @1:29 PM

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Explain it to me quickly: did Elon Musk and Grimes really name their baby X Æ A-12?
Is it a troll, a code or an actual name? And how do you pronounce it? One Guardian staffer asked another to explain the decision ... quickly

Alyx Gorman explains it to Steph Harmon

06, May, 2020 @3:14 AM

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Grimes: Miss Anthropocene review – a deep, dark trip
(4AD)

Emily Mackay

01, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: US Girls, Jake Shears, Grimes
This week there’s some anti-establishment disco, a summer banger (in winter), and a beautiful acoustic tearjerker

Laura Snapes

21, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Grimes: Miss Anthropocene review – a toxicity report on modern celebrity
Notionally a concept album about the goddess of climate crisis, the Canadian’s fifth album is actually a compellingly chaotic statement about her own private life

Alexis Petridis

20, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Pop star, producer or pariah? The conflicted brilliance of Grimes
Claire Boucher has spent a decade battling the press to reclaim her reputation. Dating Elon Musk means she’s never been more controversial – but could her new album set her free?

Laura Snapes

19, Feb, 2020 @2:43 PM

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Leave Rihanna alone! A manifesto for healthier pop fandom in the 2020s
Fans play the music industry’s tune by demanding stars release new product on schedule. Instead, we should love what we have and give artists creative headroom

Aimee Cliff

15, Jan, 2020 @11:48 AM

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Madonna, Motown and Mongolian metal: the music to listen out for in 2020
The queen of pop gets intimate, Taylor Swift feels the sunshine and Stormzy takes on the world … plus, classical celebrations begin for Beethoven’s 250th

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

01, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Grimes review – a suitably surreal invasion of the Miami Art Basel
The artist appeared among Florida’s monied art fiends with a pristine alternate-reality trip – and a gloriously flawed DJ set

Kevin EG Perry

06, Dec, 2019 @5:30 PM

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The 100 best albums of the 21st century
We polled 45 music writers to rank the definitive LPs of the 21st century so far. Read our countdown of passionate pop, electrifying rock and anthemic rap – and see if you agree

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (1-50); Laura Snapes and April Curtin (51-100)

13, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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