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The wordplay of the Croydon rapper, still with only a handful of singles, shows why he's at the edge of a breakthrough... [Read More]
Chan Marshall's latest album adds Auto-Tune, Lana Del Rey and a Rihanna cover version to her folk, blues and American roots music. It's the work... [Read More]
The quartet's shapeshifting blend of shoegaze, grunge and folk was rightly loved by the Mercury judges, but this is a prize fewer and fewer people... [Read More]
A swaggering masculine alter-ego delivers Letissier's punchy statement of intent, wrapping themes from gender fluidity to female agency in heady electronic pop... [Read More]
Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is revisiting the band's acid-drenched years – with Gary Kemp standing in for Syd Barrett. Are they serious? [Read More]
Powering through a medley of potent soul hits and glossy MOR tracks, her voice remains full of sweetness and power — when it's given the... [Read More]
He's played Everest and the Great Wall of China. So what happened when Oakenfold set out to become the first person ever to DJ at... [Read More]
The super-hyped Manchester quartet have some nice melodic touches, but can't yet craft songs — and you'll need to be a heartsick emo teenager to... [Read More]
This summer's Cool Britannia festival showed there is a huge appetite for re-formed 90s bands, including the Bluetones, Echobelly and Sleeper. Was the music really... [Read More]
Macca tries to keep up with the kids by recording with super-songwriter Ryan Tedder, but the strongest moments are when he embraces his own innate... [Read More]
The hooks are middling and the moans at his critics get tedious — but a flurry of brutal potshots at witless SoundCloud rappers prove Eminem... [Read More]
As the bouffanted Brooklynite tours the UK, possibly for the last time, we cast an eye over his musical achievements... [Read More]
Sivan's second album targets the mainstream — with songs about Grindr and post-coital languor, wrapped in goth reverb... [Read More]
They seemed shackled to their early success — but this affecting and immediate album sees Interpol break free of the past... [Read More]
Madonna may have hit a birthday milestone but, from Johnny Cash's stark admission of age to Paul McCartney's embrace of hip young things, there's ways... [Read More]
Her collaborations with Pharrell really push the boundaries. But they make the rest of this album seem formulaic... [Read More]
From her teenage recordings to her collaboration with John Legend more than 50 years later, here are Aretha's finest hits and deep cuts... [Read More]
From boo-bams to Big Boi, here are 60 facts about the musician's life to mark her 60th birthday... [Read More]
He helped Bieber find God and Ariana Grande respond to the Manchester Arena attack, while having to keep tabs on Kanye West. Scooter Braun explains... [Read More]
Bob Marley's youngest child has worked with everyone from Mick Jagger to Jay-Z – and after discussing marijuana in the House of Commons, he could... [Read More]