Still turning world
By Frances Morgan - 28 August 10:22

<strong>The Long-Player Goodbye</strong>

Travis Elborough

<em>Sceptre, 480pp, £14.99</em>

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Carnival, the best time of the year
By Alan Scholefield - 28 August 10:22

It feels like we're obeying the command of some god who hovers over North Kensington and issues a ba

In praise of the divine average
By Antonia Quirke - 28 August 10:22

The bossy genius of Vaughan Williams is recalled in a trawl through the archives

Roots Manuva
By Staff blogger - 28 August 10:22

Roots Manuva (also known as Rodney Smith) is a rap artist and music producer from Stockwell, south L

Sounds from the outside
By Daniel Trilling - 21 August 10:28

Two new album releases show that there's still a place for nonconformists in British pop.

Rap on the run
By Rob Sharp - 21 August 10:28

Wanted by the FBI for black activism in the States, Nehanda Abiodun fled to Havana, where she became

An idyllic setting for some extreme karaoke
By Phill Jupitus - 21 August 10:28

One of the more ludicrous modern clichés is that comedy is "the new rock'n'roll". But in my experien

Bill Drummond: The way I see it
By Staff blogger - 21 August 10:28

A founding member of the KLF, Drummond set up the K Foundation, which famously burned £1m in cash on

Efrim Menuck
By Staff blogger - 14 August 11:03

Menuck is a member of the Canadian band A Silver Mt Zion, acclaimed for its mix of rock, folk and av

Roots manoeuvres
By Daniel Trilling - 07 August 10:21

Observations on folk music

The politics of love
By Martin Bright - 07 August 10:21

After a long hiatus, Randy Newman has produced an album of beauty and anger

RZA
By Staff blogger - 07 August 10:21

RZA is an American music producer, rapper and actor, best known as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He

Cohen at The Big Chill
By Nichi Hodgson - 04 August 17:00

At 73, and with a career spanning four decades, how can Leonard Cohen possibly meet expectations? Q

The Big Chill
By Nichi Hodgson - 03 August 17:07

Stages flanked by 10ft-high daffodils, a fake moon rising in the sky and a hillside sauna with no ob

Six million ways to buy
By Becky Hogge - 31 July 10:07

The music industry shows bad business sense by threatening downloaders

The thrill of the chase
By Rick Jones - 31 July 10:07

Rachmaninov is safe in the hands of this Russian soloist, bar the nervous start

<strong>Prom 10:

The way I see it: Joanna Newsom
By Staff blogger - 31 July 10:07

Newsom is a harpist and singer-songwriter from California, best known for her critically acclaimed 2

Changing man
By Rachel Aspden - 31 July 10:07

Nine years after founding the boundary-breaking West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim tells

Stopping Music Piracy
By Jonathan Theodore - 28 July 12:59

Slap on the wrist

Disorderly conduct
By Daniel Trilling - 24 July 10:18

The drum'n'bass DJ Goldie has always found classical music elitist - yet it needn't be so. And then

Alicia Keys
By Staff blogger - 17 July 10:22

Keys is a singer and founder-director of the charity Keep a Child Alive, which combats Aids in Afric

Family matters
By Roger Wright - 10 July 10:18

When Roger Wright became the Proms' new director, debate raged even in his own household about wheth

Sing out sisters
By Vic Motune - 10 July 10:18

Muslim rap is developing a large following in the US and UK, yet female artists trying to break into

Father of invention
By Owen Hatherley - 10 July 10:18

<strong>On Some Faraway Beach: the Life and Times of Brian Eno</strong>

David Sheppard

<em>Orion

Two worlds collide
By Alice O'Keeffe - 10 July 10:18

The king of bling Jay-Z was a strange choice to headline a hippie festival, but perhaps both he and

Bonkersfest
By Simon Barnett - 08 July 11:03

Simon Barnett, diagnosed manic depressive in 1981, writes on direct action, Madpride and this year's

John Squire
By Staff blogger - 03 July 10:29

Squire is a musician and painter, best known for having been the guitarist in the Stone Roses. For d

Loving the dance music
By Antonia Quirke - 26 June 10:24

After twenty years, our memories of rave culture are somewhat hazy

Vaughan Williams
By Desmond Shawe-Taylor - 26 June 10:24

Ralph Vaughan Williams was one of England's greatest 20th-century composers: his <em>Lark Ascending<

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