In for the kill
By Jude Rogers - 03 September 8:19

As five women set their sights on the Mercury Prize,
Jude Rogers, one of the judges, celebrates th

Loops
By Frances Morgan - 03 September 8:19

There is something deeply satisfying about delving into a journal.

The way I see it: Vic Chesnutt
By Staff blogger - 03 September 8:19

Vic Chesnutt, musician

Mos Def, The Ecstatic
By Graeme Thomson - 27 August 8:07

Hip-hop that looks beyond the ’hood is back

Perspectives
By Staff blogger - 27 August 8:07

Leo Chadburn, musician, on Louis Andriessen

Hearts and minds
By Guy Dammann - 27 August 8:07

A new collaboration between scientists and the Nash Ensemble hopes to shed light on how our brains r

Heads will roll
By Rick Jones - 20 August 8:40

Rick Jones joins composers from around the world
to celebrate Haydn’s legacy – and see his two skul

Perspectives: M Nahadr
By Staff blogger - 13 August 8:24

M Nahadr, singer, on jazz, R’n’B and being an albino

Look back in anger
By Jude Rogers - 13 August 8:24

Fifteen years ago, a teenage Jude Rogers was enchanted by a new pop sound and a new politics, both o

David Attenborough on Stravinsky’s last stand
By David Attenborough - 30 July 9:03

The riveting intensity of Stravinky's farewell tour

Festival and Fringe: Our critics pick the best of Edinburgh
By Staff blogger - 30 July 9:03

The best art, theatre, comedy, music and dance at this year's festival

Band of brothers
By Rachel Shabi - 16 July 11:37

Observations on musical Israel

Mozart: the Complete Violin Concertos
By Rick Jones - 16 July 11:37

This recording for Nonesuch captures the restlessness of the young Mozart

How I killed 2 Tone
By Michael Hodges - 09 July 11:29

Thirty years on, Michael Hodges remembers one of Britain’s best-loved and boldest record labels

We know what’s good for you
By Guy Dammann - 09 July 11:29

Criticised by both right and left, the Proms are nonetheless an annual institution that stays true t

Blame it on the good times
By Barney Hoskyns - 02 July 12:18

Michael Jackson’s genius lay in transmuting black pop music into a global form. His tragedy was that

Mama said knock you out
By Mark Fisher - 02 July 12:18

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became prime minister – and a rap record was a hit for the first time. Ma

Diary: Emily Eavis
By Emily Eavis - 25 June 11:37

Backstage at the Glastonbury Festival

Horns of plenty
By Nige Tassell - 25 June 11:37

Nige Tassell on the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, a band of brothers with eyes on the people

The way I see it
By Staff blogger - 25 June 11:37

Regina Spektor, musician

The celestial jukebox
By Sophie Elmhirst - 18 June 12:04

When the music streaming service Last.fm was sold to CBS in 2007, its geekish founders became poster

Sonic Youth: The Eternal (Matador)­
By Daniel Trilling - 18 June 10:53

The alt-rock veterans’ new album shows them to be curators rather than innovators

Exclusive: Patti Smith interview
By Amy Raphael - 11 June 13:12

The legendary singer, who performs at this month's Meltdown, talks about the convictions that drive

Morning, campers
By Dan Hancox - 11 June 13:12

A Somerset holiday park makes a weirdly enjoyable setting for an indie music festival, finds Dan Han

Island and the rise of black Britain
By Darcus Howe - 11 June 13:12

The story of Island is a Caribbean story, a minute fragment of a huge picture that sketches black life over centuries. C L R James, the historian, takes us back to the very beginning of Caribbean song.

A label of love
By Vivien Goldman - 11 June 13:12

Island Records, which turns 50 this year, helped shape the modern music business.

Like scaling Everest
By Rosie Millard - 04 June 18:48

Pianism

Philosophical party music
By Rachel Aspden - 04 June 18:48

Rachel Aspden meets El Tanbura, an Egyptian group who are adapting folk traditions to the upheaval o

Nicky Wire: The way I see it
By Staff blogger - 28 May 14:10

The Manic Street Preachers bassist on art and politics

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