Pop and rock

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Clairo review – introspective pandemic-made pop bursts out into the open
Claire Cottrill’s ornate and intricate songs provoke a fan singalong backed by saxophones and clarinets

Huw Baines

30, Sep, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Lynchian punk to Lady Gaga: the best music Guardian staff and writers discovered this year
Old or new, wildly popular or punishingly obscure: our critics share the best songs, albums and artists they found this year – and how they discovered them

Chal Ravens, Shaad D'Souza, Dave Simpson, Rebecca Liu, Christine Ochefu, Laura Barton, Tayyab Amin and Alexis Petridis

30, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Cool It Down review – white-hot tracks crackle and seethe
Karen O is more incisive than ever on the band’s first album since 2013, which fluctuates between burning intensity and awestruck love

Shaad D'Souza

30, Sep, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Brendan Yates of Turnstile’s listening diary: ‘I’ll run to Enya’
The Baltimore hardcore band’s vocalist takes us through his week in listening, which included everything from a 2000s Björk gem to ‘the ultimate R&B anthem’

As told to Shaad D'Souza

30, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Incubus review – noughties California band throw themselves behind the hits
Bringing back their much-loved early albums, the crossover band’s big-choruses and expansive rock anthems still get the fans singing

Dave Simpson

29, Sep, 2022 @2:11 PM

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: ‘Our stage manager passed out, so we set his legs on fire’
The singer on old horror films, making new music and the craziest bands to tour with

As told to Matt Mills

29, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Video games introduced me to the Chemical Brothers - now teens find music through Fortnite
In the 90s and 00s, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero were prime outlets for music discovery. In 2022, it’s League of Legends and Fifa that are shaping taste

Keza MacDonald

29, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Gabriels: Angels and Queens Part One review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Frontman Jacob Lusk is nothing short of incredible on the trio’s debut album, a powerful half-hour of top-tier songwriting that proves Gabriels are far more than soul revivalists

Alexis Petridis

29, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Paramore: ‘We realised this band isn’t worth risking our health for’
One of the most influential bands of their generation, Paramore were nearly torn apart by infighting and industry sexism. Now, after four years of self-reflection, they’re back – and ready to respond to a ‘crazy’ moment for the US

Laura Snapes

29, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Ramsey Lewis obituary
American jazz pianist whose influence stretched from Britfunk groups in the 1970s to modern performers such as Mariah Carey

Garth Cartwright

28, Sep, 2022 @4:26 PM

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Tell us about your best new music discovery in 2022
We would like to hear about your new music highlights of the year so far, and how you found them

Guardian community team

28, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Bill Callahan’s listening diary: ‘My daughter makes me listen to Harry Styles 20 times in a row’
The US songwriter guides us through a few days in sounds, from his son’s love of the Hamster Dance to Texas’s local Mexican radio stations and Traxman

As told to Laura Snapes

28, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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