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‘My energy comes from optimism’: the hopeful music of spring 2021
In part two of our series on the musicians foregrounding hope in their songs, Esperanza Spalding, Rostam and more discuss the importance of positivity

Christine Ochefu, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

28, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How Vampire Weekend guided me into fatherhood
A seemingly breezy album helped me confront impending parenthood – and bond with my daughter when she arrived

Jamal Khadar

19, Apr, 2021 @10:47 AM

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Grammy awards 2020: full list of winners
Billie Eilish sweeps best new artist, album of the year and record of the year – see the full list of winners

Adrian Horton

27, Jan, 2020 @2:18 AM

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Grammys 2020: who will win the big categories – and who should
Billie Eilish and Lizzo are competing for a string of the top prizes, but could the likes of Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey and Rosalía cause upsets?

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2019: the full list
Our pick of the year’s finest albums brings American dreaming, teenage dynamism, heartbreak, barbed rap, impetuous indie and beautiful soundscapes

20, Dec, 2019 @9:41 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2019
Our critics have voted til they can’t no more... and these are their tracks of the year. You can listen to all 593 songs that were voted for in our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

02, Dec, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Vampire Weekend review – plenty of bite plus a sunny disposition
New York’s finest uptight post-punk rockers display some new-found California sensibilities in a show happy to have a bit of dumb fun

Kitty Empire

16, Nov, 2019 @1:59 PM

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On my radar: Ezra Koenig’s cultural highlights
The frontman of Vampire Weekend on a hilarious movie review show spoof, the Obamas’ new film and African country music

Kathryn Bromwich

10, Nov, 2019 @1:00 PM

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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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Glastonbury 2019: Sunday with the Cure, Kylie and Miley Cyrus – as it happened
The festival’s closing day brought Kylie gold, while Cyrus rocked out and David Attenborough made a surprise appearance. Plus, Christine and the Queens, the Streets and Vampire Weekend

Michael Hann (now); Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Laura Snapes and Gwilym Mumford (earlier)

30, Jun, 2019 @11:59 PM

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Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig: ‘Rock music is dead, so it's more joyful to me'
As his band gear up for Glastonbury, the singer talks about his Jewish politics and how there are musicians far more privileged than him

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Jun, 2019 @3:35 PM

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Best albums of 2019 so far
Ariana Grande delivered swaggering pop, there was state-of-the-nation rap from Slowthai, Dave and Sleaford Mods, Billie Eilish shouted out for the teens, and Angélique Kidjo blended Africa with Cuba

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

04, Jun, 2019 @12:00 PM

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