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Devin Hoff: Voices from the Empty Moor review – stellar lineup for the twists of Anne Briggs
The experimentally minded bassist and star guests including Sharon Van Etten and Julia Holter create these unusual reimaginings, though the vocals don’t always suit Briggs’s songs

Jude Rogers

26, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Abba: Voyage review – no thank you for the music
After 40 years, the makers of once-sparkling pop are back – but the glamour promised by this album’s two terrific singles goes horribly unfulfilled

Jude Rogers

05, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Billy Bragg: ‘Boris was trolling me the whole time. We’ve got a wind-up merchant as PM’
As the bard of Barking tours a new album, he reflects on modern politics, his scraps with the Daily Mail and why he could do with listening a bit more

Jude Rogers

29, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Doran: Doran review | Jude Rogers's folk album of the month
Elizabeth LaPrelle of Anna & Elizabeth anchors the four-piece behind this comforting, intimate album of a cappella harmonies and Appalachian ballads

Jude Rogers

29, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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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 90s seem like yesterday’: Saint Etienne on 30 years as pop auteurs
Sarah, Bob and Pete talk about recording their mesmeric new album via Zoom, the reality of the 90s and the oddness of pop parenthood

Jude Rogers

05, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Broadside Hacks: Songs Without Authors Vol 1 review – contemporary artists tinker with tradition
The folk project led by Sorry’s Campbell Baum offers new takes on anonymously composed tunes, with varying success

Jude Rogers

03, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Abba’s new songs reviewed: a perky, moving return to pop’s highest peaks
It is so powerful to hear Agnetha and Anni-Frid singing I Still Have Faith In You together after 40 years – and the slinky, cheeky Don’t Shut Me Down is even better

Jude Rogers

02, Sep, 2021 @7:42 PM

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The week in audio: Getting Better; The Fake Paralympians; Horrible Histories Podcast
Rhod Gilbert brings comic timing to a fine new drama about the creation of the NHS. Elsewhere, a powerful tale of cheating in sport

Jude Rogers

28, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The week in audio: Love Is a Crime; The Great James Bond Car Robbery; The Reunion: The Day Today
A Hollywood star scandal gets some Vanity Fair pizzazz; 007’s stolen Aston Martin makes for a fun true crime podcast; and the cast of Chris Morris’s seminal news satire look back fondly

Jude Rogers

21, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Nathan Salsburg: Psalms review | Jude Rogers's folk album of the month
The musician’s study of Tehillim texts inspired beautiful melodic responses, teased out into an affecting collection with the help of many US folk friends

Jude Rogers

06, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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John Francis Flynn: I Would Not Live Always review | Jude Rogers's folk album of the month
Treasures – including a memorable take on Come My Little Son – abound on the Irish musician’s incredibly moving album of folk songs

Jude Rogers

09, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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