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George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic review – fabulous fusions on farewell tour
At 81, Clinton occasionally needs to sit down, but his band more than carry him with musicianship that straddles acid-rock, jazz and more

Alexis Petridis

24, May, 2022 @10:17 AM

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Vangelis wasn’t just a film composer – he blew apart the boundaries of pop | Alexis Petridis
With music that ended up crossing paths with Jay-Z, Donna Summer and Rotting Christ, the late Greek composer’s creative mind was thrillingly open

Alexis Petridis

20, May, 2022 @12:59 PM

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‘I want Johnny Rotten to attack it!’ Danny Boyle on his shocking Sex Pistols saga
How do you make a sympathetic TV show about the most cancelled, most banned, most shamelessly vile band ever – when your cast have barely heard of them and the frontman is taking you to court? The director reveals all

Alexis Petridis

20, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Fleetwood Mac’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
The soft-rock giants are masters at turning relationship turmoil into radio-friendly gold. But which song did Stevie Nicks only contribute one word to, which did Christine McVie claim was about a dog, and – crucially – which is their best?

Alexis Petridis

19, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: Carry Me Home review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
On poignant yet defiant recordings made in 2011 shortly before Helm’s death, Staples’ commanding vocals give enormous vibrancy to blues, folk and soul standards

Alexis Petridis

19, May, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Harry Styles: Harry’s House review – an abundantly charming artist so at home with pop stardom
Styles coos canny – though perhaps not especially deep – lyrics over 70s guitar and 80s hooks on a mature third album where every song feels like a single

Alexis Petridis

16, May, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Kendrick Lamar: Mr Morale & the Big Steppers review – rap genius bares heart, soul and mind
After a five-year hiatus, the Pulitzer winner returns with an exhilarating hip-hop feast that ties personal pain to collective trauma – and lets no one off the hook

Alexis Petridis

13, May, 2022 @2:52 PM

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The Smile: A Light for Attracting Attention review – Radiohead spinoff offers no alarms, some surprises
Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood team with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner for a debut that may not be head-spinningly different, but is still exceptional

Alexis Petridis

12, May, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Bad Bunny: Un Verano Sin Ti review – this is why he is the world’s biggest pop star
Hopping from psychedelia to indie-pop to woozy reggaeton, this giant album flaunts the Puerto Rican’s boundless creativity

Alexis Petridis

06, May, 2022 @10:41 AM

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Let’s Do It by Bob Stanley review – a voyage through pop’s origins
Prewar stars and genres come to life in a joyous account that draws uncanny parallels with the present

Alexis Petridis

06, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Kendrick Lamar’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
Prior to his new album, Mr Morale & the Big Steppers, his first since the Pulitzer-winning Damn in 2017, we rate the best of an MC who has a claim to be hip-hop’s greatest

Alexis Petridis

05, May, 2022 @12:31 PM

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Arcade Fire: We review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
After a weak 2017 predecessor, the band’s new album returns to well-trodden territory. Its peevish lyrics are irritating, but it should avert a slide down festival bills

Alexis Petridis

05, May, 2022 @11:12 AM

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