Jessie Ware

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‘A reminder that life has to be lived’: the lyrics that got us through 2023
A new Youth Music survey said that 93% of young people use lyrics as a therapeutic tool for mental health. Our writers share the lines they kept close this year

Ella Creamer, Elle Hunt , Tim Jonze, Lucy Knight, Rebecca Liu, Sasha Mistlin, Laura Snapes and Imogen Tilden

30, Nov, 2023 @10:16 AM

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Mercury prize 2023: London group Ezra Collective secure first ever jazz win
Band say unexpected win is ‘testimony to good, special people putting time and effort’ into helping young people to play music

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Sep, 2023 @9:31 PM

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Mercury prize 2023: Arctic Monkeys tie Radiohead’s record for most nominations
There are first-time nods for the likes of Fred Again, Lankum, Jockstrap and Raye, and repeat recognition for acts including J Hus and Jessie Ware

Laura Snapes

27, Jul, 2023 @10:02 AM

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‘It’s like tapping into the animating energy of the universe’ – Guardian readers’ best albums of 2023 so far
From melancholy pop to jubilant rap, potent African pop and accessible jazz, Guardian readers worldwide pick out the new music that has most impressed them so far this year

Guardian readers and Alfie Packham

22, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The best albums of 2023 so far
From the unique sonic world of Yaeji to the dark folk music of Lankum, here are our picks of the best LPs from the first half of the year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Safi Bugel, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

06, Jun, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Jessie Ware: That! Feels Good! review – 21st-century disco packed with personality
The retro mood of Ware’s brash pop never feels like a costume, as her tight melodies, killer choruses and dry humour wear vintage details with style

Alexis Petridis

27, Apr, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Jessie Ware review – steamy and scintillating grown up pop
Leaning into the disco sound of her last album and her older, understated R&B, Ware performs with fun and finesse

Fergal Kinney

03, Dec, 2021 @11:36 AM

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Lennie and Jessie Ware’s recipe for podcast success
How do musician Jessie Ware and her mother Lennie get everyone from popstars to politicians to tell all on their podcast? They cook them lunch

Sophie Heawood

13, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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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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Jessie Ware: ‘I miss dancing and sweat, touch and body odour’
The singer, 36, on not going raving, her inspirational mum – and being licked by Dave Chappelle

Michael Segalov

27, Feb, 2021 @2:00 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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Jessie Ware: What's Your Pleasure? review – rooted in lustful disco
The singer-songwriter swaps luxe pop for the energy of the dancefloor on her heady fourth album

Tara Joshi

28, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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