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music 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.

music 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.

dance August 14, 2021

Performance artist Emma Maye Gibson

The latest Betty Grumble show by performance artist Emma Maye Gibson is based on her traumatic experience seeking justice for intimate partner violence.

music 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.

music June 5, 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 29, 2021

My Bloody Valentine

As My Bloody Valentine add their lauded back catalogue to streaming services, and hint at the prospect of new music, Kevin Shields describes the fascinations and inventions that gave the band their sound.

music May 15, 2021

She Walks in Beauty

Marianne Faithfull’s meditative new album, She Walks in Beauty, reflects her lifelong love of the Romantic poets, although it elides their more radical edges.

music May 1, 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.

music 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.

in progress April 3, 2021

June Jones

Working under lockdown on her new album, while contending with a diagnosis of ADHD, meant a wholly different process for musician June Jones.

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.