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This week’s new tracks: Fauness, Kacey Musgraves, Halsey
This week we’ve got effortless yet perfect pop, a grownup mid-tempo grower, and a swirling, tightly coiled banger

Owen Myers

10, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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This week’s new tracks: Billie Eilish, Laura Stevenson, Kississippi
This week we’ve got a dark bass-soaked banger, some air-punching power-pop, and the sugar-sweet sound of first love

Owen Myers

23, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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This week’s new tracks: Olivia Rodrigo, Liz Phair, the Goon Sax
This week we’ve got a blast of punk-pop sunshine, a bruised ambient ballad, and some effortlessly-perfect indie pop

Owen Myers

28, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Rochelle Jordan: ‘I had to learn to not let anybody strangle or suffocate my career again’
Illness and toxic deals held the leftfield R&B star back for too long. Now she returns with a radical rethink

Owen Myers

23, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Instant replay: how the pandemic gave albums time to breathe
The absence of gigs last year has given new albums a longer shelf life in the attention-deficit age of streaming

Owen Myers

08, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Gus Dapperton: ‘I’d put in 10,000 hours producing by the time I was 18’
Pink boxers, analogue instruments and hip-hop beats have made Dapperton a TikTok star – but he’s worked hard for it

Owen Myers

14, Aug, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Bree Runway: ‘Freddie Mercury reminds me of me’
With her eccentric update of millennium-era R&B futurism, Hackney’s pop-rap newcomer is blazing a trail for extroverts everywhere

Owen Myers

19, Jun, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 19, Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
The TikTok phenomenon was a knowingly silly ode to the underdog that spawned a thousand memes – and laid bare bigotry in the country music establishment

Owen Myers

12, May, 2020 @8:33 AM

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Joan Baez: where to start in her back catalogue
In the Listener’s digest series, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Today: the first lady of folk-rock

Owen Myers

08, Apr, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Jonas Brothers review – slick, bombastic and knowingly cheesy
Maximalist staging and fiendishly catchy songs from the Disney alumni make for a night of escapist pop fun

Owen Myers

30, Jan, 2020 @9:20 AM

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Dermot Kennedy review – intimate theatrics from grizzled chart-topper
The Irish singer-songwriter has scored millions of streams with his debut, but will need broader material to win more fans

Owen Myers

03, Dec, 2019 @9:24 AM

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Why the music industry blow-out era imploded
From Katy Perry’s big shiny lorry to Lady Gaga’s flying dress, the final months of the year were known for opulent album launches. So why has pop now become so frugal?

Owen Myers

22, Nov, 2019 @1:00 PM

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