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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raise the Roof review – uplifting and enthralling
From blue-eyed soul to English folk, the unlikely dream team’s second instalment of covers is a welcome dose of musical reassurance

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21, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Adele: 30 review – waterworks turned up to 11
Taking raw emotion to the next level, Adele relives the year her marriage fell apart on this self-flagellating powerhouse of an album

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20, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Fiction for older children reviews – forces of nature and gorilla warfare
Two outsiders unite to tackle second world war wrongs, and can Ben Okri’s young heroine save her mother?

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16, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Jon Hopkins: Music for Psychedelic Therapy review – post-lockdown balm
This pretty, soothing and occasionally transformative trip was inspired by time spent in an Ecuadorean cave

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14, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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One to watch: Irreversible Entanglements
The eclectic Afrofuturist jazz crew unite Black liberation politics with particle physics to exhilarating effect

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13, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Self Esteem review – rallying cries from a woman reborn
With huge choruses and head-flicking 90s dance moves, Rebecca Lucy Taylor’s performance is a maximalist pop triumph

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13, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, Dave Okumu: The Solution Is Restless review – subtle and slinky
This classy collaboration sounds familiar but unique at the same time, a jazzy musing on what it takes to live

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07, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Abba: Voyage review – full-on and frothy
The return of the Swedish super troupers has plenty of bittersweet erudition, plus a good dollop of mass-market cheese

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06, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Ed Sheeran: Equals review – no more Mr Wild Guy
Despite keeping one foot in the club-pop groove, commitment and maturity set the tone for settled-down Sheeran’s latest outing

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31, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Wet Leg review – an irresistible, stop-start blast
Two songs turned this absurdist duo into an indie sensation, and it seems their reckless commitment to fun has only just begun

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30, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Shannon Lay: Geist review – quietly elegant songs with hidden depths
Contemplative and full of subtle touches – and a Syd Barrett cover – the LA singer-songwriter’s fifth album dives deep

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17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Storyteller by Dave Grohl – a Foo Fighter pulls his punches
The pre-fame years of the stadium rocker take precedence over tensions in Nirvana in a family-friendly but lively collection of vignettes

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17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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