“That was George Michael!” we both shouted. “And he was driving the car we want!”
But is he rebranding himself as an “authentic” singer-songwriter?
Nostalgic, androgynous and fresh – One Direction’s most famous face is as traditional a heartthrob as it gets. Music critics should know better than to write him off.
Do the One Direction star’s latest posts tell us about the future of music promotion in the social media age - or take us back to a bygone era?
Remember when Gaga was the greatest music video artist of our times?
The band's famously outspoken frontman on the paranoia surrounding the party's leadership election.
The past 12 months have seen this streetwise, politicised strain of urban music take the world by storm.
Goodbody was the first female director hired for a leading UK theatre, and transformed a corrugated tin hut into a hive of radical socialist theatre.
Björk's new experiment takes music of claustrophobic unhappiness and shifts it into a relentless, dynamic world.
The closure of the capital's leading club will hurt more than just music lovers.
Netflix is producing soundtracks made with such genuine affection that their nostalgia factor becomes more than simply backward-looking.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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