The Guardian : music
08  décembre     10h42
Charley Pride: how the US country star became an unlikely hero during the Troubles
Walker Mimms    p Tammy Wynette and Johnny Cash cancelled gigs in Belfast during the violent 1970s, but Pride played on - and, with his song Crystal Chandeliers, became a sensation in the north and the Republic p p When a href https: www.theguardian.com music 2020 dec 12 country-superstar-charley-pride-dies...
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The 50 best albums of 2021, No 8: Olivia Rodrigo - Sour
Alim Kheraj    p The 18-year-old’s wildly successful debut may show its influences very plainly, but its anxious, barbed emotions announce a new and singular talent p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com culture series best-culture-2021 More on the best culture of 2021 a li ul p Who is a href ...
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Best music books of 2021
Alexis Petridis    p Sinéad O’Connor’s extraordinary memoir, the untold story of 90s Dancehall and a portrait in song from Paul McCartney are among the releases hitting the high notes p p strong a href https: www.theguardian.com books 2021 jun 06 rememberings-by-sinead-oconnor-review-the-sound-and-the-fury ...
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Reading and Leeds festival 2022 announce lineup with Arctic Monkeys, Dave and more
Ben Beaumont-Thomas    p Megan Thee Stallion and Halsey are first female headliners since 2014, with Rage Against the Machine and Bring Me the Horizon rounding out the top billings p p Reading and Leeds festivals have announced their lineup for 2022. p p Using two main stages at each site, the festivals will host six...
07  décembre     12h33
He touched a nerve’: how the first piece of AI music was born in 1956
Jeff Gage    p Long before Auto-Tune and deepfake compositions, university professor Lejaren Hiller premiered a concert recital composed by a computer and became an overnight celebrity p p On the evening of 9 August 1956, a couple of hundred people squeezed into a student union lounge for a concert recital at...
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The 50 best albums of 2021, No 9: Arlo Parks - Collapsed in Sunbeams
Dave Simpson    p A stunning debut emerged from the darkness of lockdown to win the London newcomer chart success and a well-deserved Mercury prize p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com music series best-music-of-2021 More on the best music of 2021 a li li a href https: www.guardian.co.uk culture...
06  décembre     21h21
Drake withdraws his two 2022 Grammy nominations
Adrian Horton    p The star pulled his nominations for best rap album and best rap performance after consultation with his management p p Drake has decided to withdraw his two Grammy nominations. p p Though his motive remained unclear, a href https: variety.com 2021 music news drake-withdraws-2021-grammy...
03  décembre     08h00
Ed Sheeran & Elton John: Merry Christmas review - an overstuffed, undercooked turkey
Laura Snapes    p Laudably released for charity, the favourite for this year’s Christmas No 1 leaves no musical cliche untwinkled - and its exhortation to forget the pandemic is crass p p Given recent government advice to avoid kissing strangers under the mistletoe this Christmas, there’s a sense in which the...
29  novembre     06h00
The 20 best songs of 2021
Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes    p We celebrate everything from Lil Nas X’s conservative-baiting Montero to Wet Leg’s instant indie classic - as voted for by 31 of the Guardian’s music writers p a href https: www.theguardian.com music 2021 nov 29 the-20-best-songs-of-2021 Continue reading... a
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No one could cry to Shaggy’s It Wasn’t Me’: David O’Doherty’s honest playlist
Elle Hunt    p The comedian can’t get enough of Miles Davis and Warren Zevon - but which 90s pop ballad does he perform when no one’s around? p p strong The first single I ever bought strong br There is a great temptation to lie here. But hand on heart, it was [beloved ITV puppet] Roland Rat Superstar’s...
25  novembre     15h29
Paul Weller’s 30 greatest songs - ranked
Alexis Petridis    p Drawn from the Jam, the Style Council and his solo work, all of it powered by romance, storytelling and political vim, here is the best of a British songwriter unbounded by genre p p On the B-side of A Solid Bond in Your Heart lurks Weller’s mea culpa take on the sudden demise of the Jam, the...
06  décembre     11h36
Billie Eilish: I’ve gotten a lot more proud of who I am’
Jude Rogers    p The pop superstar on her extraordinary year - the Bond theme, that Vogue cover, the success of her second album - and hosting Saturday Night Live p p It’s a measure of what Billie Eilish’s life has been like in 2021 that she woke up one morning last month, rolled over to check her phone and...
04  décembre     12h00
Flashback - JLS: X Factor was a crash course in this industry. Zero to hero in 10 weeks’
Harriet Gibsone    p Aston, Marvin, JB and Oritsé recreate their audition photo and reflect on backflips, friendships, reuniting and turkey farming p p Finalists on 2008’s X Factor, a href https: www.theguardian.com music jls title JLS a - short for Jack the Lad Swing - are one of the show’s most...
03  décembre     12h00
Evolution is part of tradition’: musician Makaya McCraven on the future of jazz
Ammar Kalia    p Fusing bebop with hip-hop sampling, the Chicago-based drummer is finding new ways on his Blue Note debut to expand the boundaries of jazz p p Each day we have so many choices to make and we are constantly improvising them, just like playing jazz, says the drummer-composer Makaya McCraven. ...
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40 years of Japanese rockers Shonen Knife: Nirvana looked wild - I was so scared ’
Daniel Robson    p With songs about jellybeans and feline transformations, the Osaka band brought joy and fun to a serious punk-rock scene. After decades of cult hits, frontwoman Naoko Yamano explains why she wants to end up the world’s oldest rock star p p Very few rock bands make it to 40 years. And for Shonen...
05  décembre     11h11
Madness review - still nutty after all these years
Dave Simpson    p strong Utilita Arena, Sheffield strong br The British pop institution head out on their by now traditional festive December tour, performing their classic hits to a rapturous response p p It’s been two years since we’ve played live, singer Suggs declares, reflecting on how the pandemic...
04  décembre     14h00
Little Simz review - an introvert on full beam
Kitty Empire    p strong O2 Academy Glasgow strong br Showcasing one of the year’s best albums, the star of mic and screen is on impassioned form in a set that opens up from rapid-fire grime to lush funk and soul p p In a black tracksuit and retro shades, her dreadlocks swept back in a white bandana, rapper ...
03  décembre     11h36
Jessie Ware review - steamy and scintillating grown up pop
Fergal Kinney    p strong O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester br strong Leaning into the disco sound of her last album and her older, understated R&B, Ware performs with fun and finesse p p Whether it was a href https: www.theguardian.com music dua-lipa Dua Lipa a , a href https: www.theguardian.com...
02  décembre     11h36
Gary Barlow review - impossible not to love pop’s embarrassing dad
Katie Goh    p strong Hydro, Glasgow strong br Christmas collides with the roaring 20s in the Take That singer’s arena tour, featuring showgirls, sleighs and confetti cannon. It’s a festive delight p p Dressed in a cherry-red suit and accompanied by six sequinned showgirls complete with burlesque feathered...
29  novembre     13h45
Wizkid review - Nigerian superstar spoils his victory lap with an ill-considered guest
Jason Okundaye    p strong O2, London br strong A triumphant, sold-out evening with stars including Skepta, Ella Mai and Tems, and a tribute to Virgil Abloh, is derailed by R&B singer Chris Brown br p p African music perhaps has no greater ambassador than Afrobeats superstar Wizkid. The a href https...
03  décembre     06h00
Arca: Kick ii, iii, iiii, iiiii review Alexis Petridis’s albums of the week
Alexis Petridis    p strong (XL) br strong Four new albums of extravagantly warped electronics offer listeners a lot to take in - and her most pop-focused music to date p p For the best part of a decade, Alejandra Ghersi Rodriguez has built her career as a href https: www.theguardian.com music arca Arca a ...
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Makaya McCraven: Deciphering the Message review John Fordham’s jazz album of the month
John Fordham    p strong (Blue Note) br strong Beat scientist’ McCraven balances jazz’s tradition with its future, sympathetically updating the Blue Note hard-bop 60s catalogue br p p Like a href https: www.theguardian.com music 2020 jun 08 miles-davis-where-to-start-in-his-back-catalogue Miles Davis ...
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Modern Nature: Island of Noise review - mesmerising musical riff on Shakespeare
Rachel Aroesti    p strong (Bella Union) br strong Jack Cooper swerves the cliches with this transporting, melodic album, adding free jazz to a treasure trove of ideas p p The second album from a href https: www.theguardian.com music 2019 may 11 one-to-watch-modern-nature-jack-cooper Modern Nature a - a...
04  décembre     16h00
Spell Songs II: Let the Light In review - a magical return to nature
Neil Spencer    p (Thirty Tigers) br In this captivating follow-up, the stellar folk collective give voice to more magical meditations on nature from Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris p p Formed to give musical voice to em a href https: www.theguardian.com books 2017 oct 02 the-lost-words-robert-macfarlane...
05  décembre     09h00
Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy: Blind Date Party review - revelatory fun with old favourites
Kitty Empire    p (Drag City) br The left-field giants are full of surprises on an electrifying set of covers of everyone from Steely Dan to Silver Jews br p p During lockdown, these two titans of left-field US songcraft collaborated remotely with a vast roll call of other musicians, recording cover versions...
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Arca: KicK iii review - a joyous sonic headrush
Michael Cragg    p (XL) br Over 12 frantic songs, and a flurry of adjacent albums, the electronic innovator truly comes into her own p p When the Venezuelan electronic music pioneer a href https: arca1000000.com Arca a released her fourth album, em a href https: www.theguardian.com music 2020 jun 28...
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No Rome: It’s All Smiles review - a hyperpop headache
Damien Morris    p (Dirty Hit) br This exhausting mix of shoegaze R&B makes Guendoline Rome Viray Gomez’s debut too tricksy to be enjoyable p p The Filipino singer-producer Guendoline Rome Viray Gomez has described his music as shoegaze R&B . His debut for the 1975’s label certainly gestures in the...
25  novembre     11h00
David Bowie: Toy review - 1960s gems polished on lost album
Alexis Petridis    p strong (Parlophone ISO) br strong Recorded in 2000 but unreleased, Toy, in a new box set of latterday albums, sees Bowie revisit the past just before he struck out into new territory p p David Bowie began the 90s by rashly announcing that he would never play his greatest hits again. Fans...
01  décembre     21h36
Alvin Lucier, American avant-garde composer, dies aged 90
Ben Beaumont-Thomas    p Composer who explored the physical nature of sound in pieces such as Music on a Long Thin Wire had suffered a recent fall p p Alvin Lucier, the composer whose explorations of the physical properties of sound made him a significant figure in the US avant-garde, has died aged 90. p p His...
19  novembre     10h04
Mick Rock, famed music photographer and man who shot the 70s’, dies aged 72
Laura Snapes    p Photographic poet’ shot iconic images of David Bowie as well as celebrated artwork for Lou Reed, Queen and the Ramones p p The music photographer Mick Rock - official photographer to David Bowie and the man who shot the 70s - has died aged 72. p p The news was confirmed by his...
11  novembre     18h30
Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge dies aged 80
PA Media    p Frontman Justin Hayward pays tribute to one of the great characters of the music business’ p p Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward has paid tribute to bandmate Graeme Edge, who has died at the age of 80. p p Edge was the drummer in the Birmingham-based rock band who were famous for such...
22  octobre     16h03
Bernard Haitink’s direct, refined conducting made him a true master
Andrew Clements    p Critics argued his choice of repertoire was narrow, but the late conductor’s interpretations of mainstream symphonies are justly revered for their sincerity and solidity p p a href https: www.theguardian.com music 2021 oct 22 bernard-haitink-obituary Bernard Haitink obituary a a href ...
14  décembre     16h00
Still saving us from tears: the inside story of Wham ’s Last Christmas
Rachel Aroesti    p From George Michael hogging the sleigh bells in the studio to pratfalling on the snowy video set, the beloved Christmas song is testament to the late pop star’s talent - and insecurities p p In December 1984, two future seasonal staples were vying for Christmas No 1: Do They Know It’s Christmas...
06  mars     14h49
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08  décembre     06h00
The 50 best albums of 2021: 50-8
Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes    p Olivia Rodrigo unleashes a barbed and brilliantly crafted debut album about teenage heartbreak, as we count down one LP per day to the best album of the year p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com music 2021 nov 29 the-20-best-songs-of-2021 The best songs of 2021 a li li a href ...
05  décembre     22h00
Mobo awards 2021: Dave, Little Simz and Ghetts top winners
Ben Beaumont-Thomas    p Drill artist Central Cee and Nigerian pop star Wizkid win two awards each, as ceremony returns as a live event for first time since 2017 p p Little Simz, Ghetts and Dave have won the top prizes at the 2021 Mobo awards, which recognise the best in Black music from the UK and beyond. p p Grime...