Shaad D’Souza
is The Saturday Paper’s music critic.

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Culture September 11, 2021

Kacey Musgraves’ Star-Crossed

The joyousness of Kacey Musgraves’ previous album entranced even hardened cynics, but her latest work, Star-Crossed, takes us back to the dark.

Culture August 20, 2021

Review: Lorde’s Solar Power

Although it has sparkling moments, Lorde’s new album Solar Power is marred by a misjudged emotional loftiness.

Culture August 07, 2021

Gonzo director and actor Dasha Nekrasova

Director, podcaster and Succession cast member Dasha Nekrasova’s debut film is a genre mash-up that reflects the hallucinatory age of conspiracy theories.

Culture July 24, 2021

Tkay Maidza’s Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3

Rapper Tkay Maidza’s fleet-footed style-hopping has driven her international success.

Culture June 05, 2021

Japanese Breakfast’s Jubilee

As Japanese Breakfast, Michelle Zauner made two albums exploring deep loss. Now she steps forward with Jubilee – a richly textured celebration of the music of her adolescence.

Music May 01, 2021

Amy Shark’s Cry Forever

As with her earlier work, Amy Shark’s new album, Cry Forever, trades on her struggles to succeed – but she’s no longer an underdog.

Culture April 17, 2021

Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

In a surreal power move against two music executives, Taylor Swift has re-recorded her early mega-hit album Fearless, mimicking the original as closely as possible.

Music March 27, 2021

Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails over the Country Club

Lana Del Rey’s sixth album, Chemtrails over the Country Club, is an exquisitely rendered journey through a dark night of the soul.

Culture February 06, 2021


The untimely death of the iconic producer SOPHIE brings to an end a spectacular career that reshaped modern pop.