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Madness review – still nutty after all these years
The British pop institution head out on their by now traditional festive December tour, performing their classic hits to a rapturous response

Dave Simpson

05, Dec, 2021 @11:11 AM

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'We're jabbing': Covid vaccine song remakes, from Bob Marley to Madness
Dolly Parton’s rendering of Jolene prompts host of suggestions including Black Lace’s Jab-a-doo

Mark Brown and Rachel Obordo

03, Mar, 2021 @5:02 PM

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Madness review – baggy bangers with a British pop institution
Suggs and co shuffle their back catalogue to the delight of a loyal crowd as new songs document a changing Britain

Dave Simpson

07, Dec, 2018 @10:35 AM

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My top 10 songs are not Scotland’s but they’re in my heart, they’re in my soul | Kevin McKenna
My countrymen’s choice of their favourite Scottish albums weren’t to my taste...

Kevin McKenna

08, Sep, 2018 @1:00 PM

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One Man's Madness – saxman Lee Thompson skanks down memory lane
This lively documentary about the band Madness is chiefly for die-hard fans but cheeky enough to have wider appeal

Mike McCahill

18, May, 2018 @8:00 AM

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My Life Story review – playful ode to Suggs
Julien Temple’s big-screen adaptation of the Madness singer’s autobiographical stage show oozes raffish charm

Wendy Ide

14, Jan, 2018 @8:00 AM

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My Life Story review – fluent portrait of Suggs as the next national treasure
Julien Temple’s intriguing film of Sugg’s autobiographical stage show is amiable as entertaining, as the Madness singer himself

Peter Bradshaw

12, Jan, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs featuring echoes
This week’s reader has listened – and listened again – to your suggestions to produce a list including Cocteau Twins, Queen and Tom Petty

Chaz Cozens

12, Oct, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs that say what love is
A reader goes through your nominations seeking the meaning of love, with Roxy Music, New Order, Madness and Sade among those offering answers

Paul Hayes

15, Jun, 2017 @11:00 AM

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My first love song: musicians remember the soundtracks to their teenage crushes
A shaggy Texan, a firebreathing dancer, Liz Taylor … stars relive their first loves – and the tunes that bring them back

Interviews by Paul Lester

14, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Pills, thrill and maracas … Bez and the great dancing mascots of pop explain their craft
When Bez started bouncing around with Happy Mondays, no one could believe their eyes. But is there more to it than popping pills and shaking a tambourine? Three legendary dancers reveal all

Chris Salmon

24, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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REM, Christine and the Queens, Marilyn and more – our favourite interviews of 2016
The Guardian music team pick their most rewarding encounters with musicians from the last year

Michael Hann, Rachel Aroesti, Laura Barton, Tim Jonze, Laura Snapes, Simon Hattenstone, Alexis Petridis, Jude Rogers, Michael Cragg, Dave Simpson, Dorian Lynskey and Harriet Gibsone

27, Dec, 2016 @8:00 AM

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