Pop and rock

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'They left an indelible mark on my psyche': how Daft Punk pushed pop forward
Skrillex, Erol Alkan and those close to the French duo chart how they went from being industry outsiders to defining the trajectory of dance music

Gabriel Szatan

26, Feb, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Smerz: meet the Scandi-pop duo who can read each other's minds
The Norwegian group are so close that they write songs from their bandmate’s perspective. ‘It feels like a secret diary,’ they say

David Renshaw

26, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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This week's new tracks: Francis Lung, Dua Lipa, Slowthai
This week we’ve got an upbeat ode to the hangover, yet another poppy breakup song, and some seriously dark grime

Mark Beaumont

26, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Billie Eilish's film shows post-Britney pop pressures are as tough as ever
The first digital-native superstar has far more music industry power than her pop predecessors, but she still faces toxic levels of scrutiny

Hannah Ewens

26, Feb, 2021 @10:15 AM

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From Daft Punk and Beyoncé to the Band: the best ever live albums
Can’t get to a gig? No problem. Here’s a collection of classics that evoke the sweaty euphoria of the real thing

Leonie Cooper

26, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Architects: For Those That Wish to Exist review – a scream in the face of climate doom
Cobweb-blasting singing, brain-invading melodies and skin-scouring riffs offer no relief from this wrestling match with impending disaster

Rachel Aroesti

26, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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'It was tribal and sexual': Alice Cooper on the debauchery of Detroit rock
When the shock-rocker returned to the place of his birth in the 60s, he found a raw paradise of unsegregated rock’n’roll. As Cooper releases an album celebrating the city, he and his peers relive one of the US’s greatest music scenes

Michael Hann

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lawyer for Britney Spears' father responds to fans over conservatorship
Father Jamie Spears ‘saved Britney’s life’ says lawyer in response to the #FreeBritney movement that has advocated for the pop star

Guardian staff and agency

26, Feb, 2021 @2:25 AM

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Louis Clark obituary
Keyboard player with the Electric Light Orchestra who went on to create the Hooked on Classics series with the Royal Philharmonic

Adam Sweeting

25, Feb, 2021 @5:32 PM

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Julien Baker’s teenage obsessions: ‘I had Leonardo DiCaprio’s hair. I was a mess’
As she releases her third album, the US indie rocker reminisces about waffles, hardcore Christian punk and her terrible skateboarding

As told to Dave Simpson

25, Feb, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis: Carnage review – vivid visions of apocalypse and absolution
Cave’s rich writing and Ellis’s dense beat-free sounds form a reliably vivid picture of locked-down end-times and the fantasy of redemption

Alexis Petridis

25, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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New Cue the music: former Q editors join newsletter publishing boom
After the Bauer Media music title’s pandemic-triggered demise last July, Q’s former staff are launching a weekly direct-to-inbox publication

Laura Snapes

25, Feb, 2021 @10:28 AM

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