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Rae Morris review varnished angst in promising pop-noir
Wednesday, 19:18 17 September 2014
Village Underground, LondonThe singers keening melodies and lustrous vocals suggest Adele might have to defend her World Piano Balladry title Continue reading...
Schumann: Symphonies Nos 14 CD review Robin Ticciati delivers an irresistible performance
Wednesday, 18:52 17 September 2014
Scottish CO/Ticciati(Linn, 2 CDs) Continue reading...
US radio host sparks rumours of Jay Z and Beyoncé collaborative album
Wednesday, 18:45 17 September 2014
DJ Skee announces the music power couple is working on an album together Continue reading...
Michael Gordon: Timber review bewildering yet comforting
Wednesday, 18:24 17 September 2014
Kings Place, LondonUK premiere of this minimalist cult classic was gripping and different, not least because of the Ikea-style programme and white-suited musicians Continue reading...
Frédéric Chopin's heart shows signs of TB, say Polish experts
Wednesday, 18:22 17 September 2014
Findings appear in line with composer's 1849 death certificate which says he died from tuberculosis in Paris Continue reading...
Cosimo Matassa obituary
Wednesday, 18:01 17 September 2014
New Orleans music producer whose demo-disc studio soon saw the recording of the first rock and roll singles Continue reading...
The 101 strangest records on Spotify: Peter Michael Hamel - Colours of Time / Bardo
Wednesday, 16:42 17 September 2014
Spawning from the 70s Krautrock scene, this visionary composer with an obsession with Indian classical and all things avant-garde penned a skull-bursting symphony of serene synth minimalism Continue ..
Bob Crewe obituary
Wednesday, 15:57 17 September 2014
Songwriter and record producer whose work with the Four Seasons led to many top 10 hits Continue reading...
Björk shows support for Scottish yes vote with Declare Independence post
Wednesday, 15:38 17 September 2014
Icelandic pioneer posts the lyrics to 2008 track onto her Facebook ahead of the forthcoming referendum Continue reading...
Def Jam: 10 of the best
Wednesday, 15:06 17 September 2014
Def Jams celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new 30 disc box set. For those without the time (or money) for that, heres our condensed guide to the hip-hop labels highlights Continue reading...
Interpol - Twice As Hard: video premiere
Wednesday, 15:06 17 September 2014
Directed by the bands Paul Banks, their new video was shot in a boxing club in New York Interpol on supermodels, surfing and (not) hanging out with the Strokes Continue reading...
Leonard Cohen: 'For me to commit suicide or OD would be ... unbecoming'
Wednesday, 14:55 17 September 2014
Ahead of his 80th birthday and the release of a new album, heres a classic interview from Sounds in 1976, courtesy of Rocks Backpages Leonard Cohen discusses HallelujahListen to our exclusive stream o ..
Carter Tutti Void review a lesson in the primal power of noise
Wednesday, 14:25 17 September 2014
Oslo, LondonAt the trios sold-out improvisational show, each track is like its own mini DJ set Continue reading...
Tweedy - Sukierae: exclusive album stream
Wednesday, 13:54 17 September 2014
Listen to the musical collaboration between Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son, and let us know what you think of it Continue reading...
Jay Z fights lawsuit over his use of the word 'oh' in Run This Town
Wednesday, 12:48 17 September 2014
In a case that could have major significance for sampling, the rappers lawyers argue that the single syllable taken from Eddie Bos 1969 funk single Hook and Sling is insufficient cause for a copyright ..
The playlist: electronic Arca, Extreme Precautions, Jack U and more
Wednesday, 12:44 17 September 2014
Featuring Kanye Wests and FKA twigs producer, ominous industrial noise and Skrillex and Diplos disappointingly derivative collaboration Continue reading...
Run the Jewels fans launch Kickstarter campaign to fund cat sounds album
Wednesday, 12:08 17 September 2014
Meow the Jewels, jokily offered by the MC collaborators for a huge fee, has been picked up by fans demanding they hear the feline remix of their forthcoming albumRun the Jewels: Run the Jewels 5* revi ..
British music industry added £3.8bn to the UK economy in 2013
Wednesday, 09:14 17 September 2014
According to trade report, the strength of songwriting revenue and tours have seen the sector grow by 9% Music analytics is helping the music industry see into the futureWill 2014 be the year the albu ..
Bardot Poison: before Idol and X Factor, there was Popstars
Wednesday, 09:10 17 September 2014
Aussie Anthems: in the innocent days before the reality TV craze, Bardot proved the popularity of on-the-fly television Continue reading...
From the archive, 17 September 1977: Callas the divine is dead
Wednesday, 06:30 17 September 2014
The opera diva Maria Callas was considered one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century although she had her detractors Continue reading...
Later with Jools Holland: Ryan Adams, Alt-J, Jungle, FKA twigs, the O'Jays and Vance Joy - liveblog
Tuesday, 23:42 16 September 2014
Its episode one of the new season of Later, with live performances, chat and the genial host Continue reading...
Leonard Cohen discusses Hallelujah and his new album at London event
Tuesday, 21:54 16 September 2014
Singer tells London audience he has taken to singing his best known song again because it calls down some beneficial energyListen to our exclusive stream of Leonard Cohens new album Continue reading.. ..
Rihanna slams CBS for pulling song from NFL broadcast
Tuesday, 19:54 16 September 2014
Rihanna told CBS Fuck you after it yanked Run This Town from Ravens-Steelers match and now network says it is moving in a different direction Continue reading...
Rigoletto review a startlingly physical slant on Verdis tragic jester
Tuesday, 19:01 16 September 2014
Royal Opera House, LondonThere is powerful chemistry between Simon Keenlyside and Aleksandra Kurzak, though the operas dramatic and musical climaxes are not always in sympathy Continue reading...
First-ever Whitney Houston live album set for release in November
Tuesday, 19:00 16 September 2014
Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances will feature 16 songs, announces Clive Davis, mogul credited with discovering singers Continue reading...