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In praise of Suede

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In praise of Suede

by Alexander Larman

The band hasn’t just returned in the past few years – they’ve returned to something like their best.
A love letter to Jim Morrison and Los Angeles, 75 years on

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A love letter to Jim Morrison and Los Angeles, 75 years on

by Faye Fearon

Three quarters of a century have passed since The Doors’s front man’s birth, but his free spirit still appeals to a modern millennial audience.
There was only one Pete Shelley

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There was only one Pete Shelley

by Matthew d'Ancona

The co-founder of Buzzcocks has passed away aged 63.
Why is there a monopoly on girl bands?

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Why is there a monopoly on girl bands?

by Douglas Greenwood

It seems that the pop industry can only handle one female-fronted group at a time.
The Japanese House: bittersweet electronica and queer love songs

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The Japanese House: bittersweet electronica and queer love songs

by Douglas Greenwood

At just 23-years-old, Amber Bain is one of the UK’s most promising young artists and she’s shaking off her underdog status.
Squeezing cash out of nostalgia

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Squeezing cash out of nostalgia

by Andy Miller

The mechanics of the box set.
Ariana Grande is rewriting the rules of pop stardom

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Ariana Grande is rewriting the rules of pop stardom

by Olive Pometsey

The singer’s new YouTube docuseries, ‘Dangerous Woman Diaries’, reveals the inside world of an artist making history.
UN to add reggae to a list of ‘national treasures’ they will promote and protect

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UN to add reggae to a list of ‘national treasures’ they will promote and protect

by Simon Doherty

The intergovernmental organisation said that the genre is ‘cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual’.
BRITs Critics’ Choice 2019: Is this really the best that British music has to offer?

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BRITs Critics’ Choice 2019: Is this really the best that British music has to offer?

by Douglas Greenwood

This year’s line-up reveals the homogeneity of the industry behind the scenes.
Irvine Welsh to release acid house album

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Irvine Welsh to release acid house album

by Simon Doherty

If he's half as good at producing tunes as he is at writing, we're onto a winner here folks.
Meet Drillminister, the rapper shaking up politics by mobilising the underprivileged

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Meet Drillminister, the rapper shaking up politics by mobilising the underprivileged

by Eleanor Halls

Ahead of his new song release ‘Brexit’, the UK’s most political rapper talks the EU, London violence and universal credit.
Stormzy has been named as the first Glastonbury headliner and I’m full of regret

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Stormzy has been named as the first Glastonbury headliner and I’m full of regret

by Olive Pometsey

After weeks of rumours, he’s become the first grime artist ever to headline the festival.
Inside Abbey Road Studio’s first-ever hackathon for music innovation

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Inside Abbey Road Studio’s first-ever hackathon for music innovation

by Eleanor Halls

100 of the brightest developers in music and tech came together this weekend to brainstorm how machine learning will change the music industry.
Two worlds at odds with one another: The Divine Comedy's ‘Fin de Siècle’

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Two worlds at odds with one another: The Divine Comedy's ‘Fin de Siècle’

by Alexander Larman

The band's 1998 album might be 20-years-old, but its lyrics still bear relevance today.
Cheryl Cole and the heartbroken comeback strategy

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Cheryl Cole and the heartbroken comeback strategy

by Ryan Cahill

The release of the pop star's new song ‘Love Made Me Do It’ is benefiting from the tabloid drama between her and her ex, Liam Payne, but is this right?
Girl power! Will the Spice Girls reunion live up to feminist expectations?

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Girl power! Will the Spice Girls reunion live up to feminist expectations?

by Olive Pometsey

The 90s pop band have announced a 2019 tour – can they adapt for a modern audience?
London's independent musicians are transforming the industry

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London's independent musicians are transforming the industry

by Eleanor Halls

Could this be the beginning of the end for the major record labels?
Channel 4 and drill MC reveal the hypocrisy of Westminster’s ban on the genre

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Channel 4 and drill MC reveal the hypocrisy of Westminster’s ban on the genre

by Matthew d'Ancona

Symeon Brown's report for the news channel is excellent and imaginative journalism, the kind we salute.