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Various artists: In the Echo – Field Recordings from Earlsfort Terrace review | Jude Rogers's folk album of the month
Recording for the 150th anniversary of Dublin’s National Concert Hall, a stellar roster of Irish musicians turn out treasures old and new

Jude Rogers

01, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The best books-and-music pairings
Listening to music and reading not only can go together, but can make fantastic partners and intensify both experiences. Here are your favourite pairings – with couples like Stephen King and Petshop Boys, sci-fi and Aphex Twin or Atwood and Beach House

Marta Bausells

03, Feb, 2016 @4:45 PM

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Villagers: Where Have You Been All My Life? review – accomplished but unoriginal
Conor O’Brien’s fourth, a live album of sorts, mostly fails to recapture the zip of his early work

Ally Carnwath

10, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Villagers review – sparse soul-searching and pin-sharp acoustics
Confessionals alternate with bursts of jagged boldness in Conor O’Brien’s sincere and intimate gig

Maddy Costa

04, May, 2015 @12:14 PM

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Villagers: Darling Arithmetic review – more love-gone-wrong songs
The third Villagers album finds Conor O’Brien ploughing a straighter furrow

Kitty Empire

12, Apr, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Villagers: Darling Arithmetic review – delicate love songs that lack emotion
Conor O’Brien’s songs about love and anxiety are too flimsy to make a real impression

Kate Hutchinson

09, Apr, 2015 @9:45 PM

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No battle can be fought without a map
As environment conflicts increase, mapping tools can help to chart the global battle against land grabs, deforestation and pollution

Jonathan Watts

01, Apr, 2015 @1:30 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about buses - results

Traffic was heavy, horns were honked, but the wheels rolled on towards your awe-inspiring omnibus of routes and stories, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

09, Jan, 2014 @2:34 PM

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James Blake on winning the 2013 Mercury prize - video

Mercury prize winner James Blake and nominees Villagers, Foals, Disclosure, Rudimental and Arctic Monkeys talk to Rebecca Nicholson at the ceremony at London's Roundhouse

Presented by Rebecca Nicholson

31, Oct, 2013 @8:47 AM

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James Blake wins the Mercury prize 2013 - as it happened
James Blake beat off competition from David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys and the hot favourite Laura Mvula to win the Mercury prize 2013 - here's how the action unfolded

Video: Our writers size up the nominees list
Alternative Mercury list: As picked by Guardian critics
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Tim Jonze

31, Oct, 2013 @1:20 AM

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Mercury Prize 2013: the odds - in pictures

Mercury Prize 2013: the odds from Ladbrokes - in pictures

12, Sep, 2013 @2:49 PM

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Other Voices – review

Superb sets from John Grant, Dexys and Matthew E White in beautiful Wilton's Music Hall gave Other Voices a London debut to cherish, says Kate Mossman

Kate Mossman

09, Apr, 2013 @4:59 PM

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