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‘You can’t cancel me, I’ve got bills to pay!’: music stars on pop’s strange 2021
Laura Mvula, Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno, Snail Mail, BackRoad Gee, Sigrid and Eris Drew mull over the year’s big stories, from Britney’s freedom to battles over plagiarism and streaming

As told to Alexis Petridis

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Paul Weller’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
Drawn from the Jam, the Style Council and his solo work, all of it powered by romance, storytelling and political vim, here is the best of a British songwriter unbounded by genre

Alexis Petridis

25, Nov, 2021 @3:29 PM

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David Bowie: Toy review – 1960s gems polished on lost album
Recorded in 2000 but unreleased, Toy, in a new box set of latterday albums, sees Bowie revisit the past just before he struck out into new territory

Alexis Petridis

25, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Beatles: Get Back review – eight hours of TV so aimless it threatens your sanity
In Peter Jackson’s latest epic, the moments of inspiration and interest are marooned amid acres of meandering chit-chat. What a schlep

Alexis Petridis

25, Nov, 2021 @8:01 AM

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Adele: 30 review – the defining voice of heartbreak returns
While the topic of her divorce is all-consuming, the singer seems to be pushing gently at the boundaries of what people expect of her

Alexis Petridis

17, Nov, 2021 @1:09 PM

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Sonic Youth’s greatest songs – ranked!
As they release two live albums to benefit abortion support groups, we rate the best of the New York band who collided alt-rock with the avant garde in a thrilling noise

Alexis Petridis

11, Nov, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows review – beautifully haunting
One of the most driven artists of the Britpop era, now unbothered by commercial success, is back with a second solo album that drifts along in a melancholy, stoned mist

Alexis Petridis

11, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Pen-banging crooners and songs about broccoli: TikTok’s outlandish take on pop
Huge stars like Justin Bieber have made singles designed to go viral on TikTok. Yet the platform’s pop scene is far weirder – from internet drama turned into 40-second tunes, to singers famous for making ‘adorable faces’

Alexis Petridis

08, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Diana Ross: Thank You review – an anaemic comeback that should have been great
With disco enjoying one of its periodic moments in the sun, a supremely classy 21st-century reboot was possible. But this isn’t it

Alexis Petridis

04, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Ed Sheeran: = review – calculated, craven, corny … or brilliantly crafted?
One of the world’s biggest pop stars only slightly tweaks the formula for an album that many will already have decided they either love or hate

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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World exclusive: Super troupers! Abba on fame, stress, ageing backwards – and why they've returned to rescue 2021
World exclusive: Here we go again! After nearly 40 years, Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Anni-Frid are back together. We get the inside story of the greatest reunion in pop

Alexis Petridis

27, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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