Joanna Newsom

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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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Prince is on Spotify but Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke and Beyoncé are holding out
Despite Prince’s refusal to deal with the much-maligned streaming platform while he was alive, his music is now available on the site. But there are still a few superstars who won’t play

Pete Cashmore

15, Feb, 2017 @4:25 PM

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The Sound of LA
From searing political hip-hop and cosmic jazz to acid-soaked rock and new age, Los Angeles is home to some of today’s most important music – this is our guide to the acts you need to know

Interviews by Eve Barlow, Design by Sam Morris

07, Feb, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs with unusual rhymes
From Bill Bailey’s ode to Billy Bragg to the woes of marriage, here are some of music’s most weird and wonderful rhymes

Scott Blair

29, Sep, 2016 @11:00 AM

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End of the Road review – the sweetest festival of the season
Sunshine is about the only thing missing in a weekend of stellar performances from Animal Collective, Broken Social Scene and Ezra Furman

Michael Hann

05, Sep, 2016 @12:29 PM

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The lab playlist: 16 great songs about science (and a bad one)
A motley collection of musicians have turned their attentions to science over the years - sometimes rigorously, sometimes tenuously and sometimes downright inaccurately. Examine our seventeen specimens and post your own findings below the line.

Kit Buchan

14, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Joanna Newsom, Animal Collective and Bat for Lashes to headline End of the Road 2016
The first wave of bookings for the September event have been announced, and include the harpist’s only UK festival date this year

Guardian music

02, Feb, 2016 @10:02 AM

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Joanna Newsom review – unadulterated magic at Sydney Opera House
A virtuoso on both piano and harp, the singer brings an electric charge to a stormy Sydney night

Janine Israel

22, Jan, 2016 @4:58 AM

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Our favourite music interviews of 2015: Prince, Kendrick, Blur, Björk and more
Goofing out with Joanna Newsome, an endurance event with Blur, and the fear and the fury of Jerry Lee Lewis … meeting the stars held unknown highlights for our writers this year

Guardian music

31, Dec, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Kitty Empire: the best rock and pop of 2015
Adele returned and Kendrick Lamar captured black America’s anger. But 2015 will be remembered for Eagles of Death Metal’s slogan

Kitty Empire

13, Dec, 2015 @9:30 AM

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Best albums of 2015: No 10 – Divers by Joanna Newsom
On her fourth LP, harpist Newsom let the wonder of existence and the pain of living slug it out on an album dense with allusions yet heady with joy

Emily Mackay

07, Dec, 2015 @10:00 AM

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The best albums of 2015
The Guardian music critics’ favourite albums this year, counting down to reveal 2015’s best release

Tim Jonze and Chris Fenn

02, Dec, 2015 @12:00 PM

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