Time bomb in a ballgown
By David Smyth - 12 February 10:29

Lily Allen proves her staying power with an album of big, sunny pop songs

View from the top
By Hester Lacey - 29 January 10:35

In Bolivia's highlands, breathtaking scenery overlooks a society in transition

Put out more flags
By Owen Hatherley - 29 January 10:35

<strong>Bad Vibes: Britpop and My Part in its Downfall</strong>

Luke Haines <em>Heinemann, 425pp,

Voice of the people
By Alice O'Keeffe - 29 January 10:35

A timely reminder that there has always been another, more gentle, United States

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Back to our roots
By David Cheal - 29 January 10:35

Lisa Hannigan is one of the innovative artists taking folk music into the 21st century

The way I see it: artists on politics
By Staff blogger - 29 January 10:35

Antony Hegarty, musician

Antony and the Johnsons: Pop, but not as you know it
By Daniel Trilling - 22 January 9:58

The bewitching, genre-defying singer returns with a new green message

<strong>Antony and the Joh

Reason to be cheerful? Hardly
By Andrew Billen - 15 January 9:31

Ian Dury deserves a better tribute than this musical two-hander can provide

<strong>Hit Me! The L

Seasick Steve
By Staff blogger - 15 January 9:31

Does art make a difference?

The beat goes on
By Jude Rogers - 08 January 9:51

This parade of novelty instruments is driven by a keen sense of rhythm

<strong>Lost and Found Orc

A woman of conviction
By Daniel Trilling - 18 December 9:44

In 2008 Estelle proved that she is not only one of Britain's brightest musical talents, but also an

Time for the top ten
By Harry Williams - 15 December 10:24

As the year draws to a close, the time comes to take stock of what 2008 has added to the mound of artistic endeavour.

Facing the music
By Tim Blanning - 11 December 9:44

Throughout history, musicians and composers have battled rampant piracy, unscrupulous publishers and

Mad about the music
By Adrian Molloy - 04 December 9:39

Observations on digital technology

Mouth and trousers
By Alice O'Keeffe - 27 November 9:45

With or without the high heels, this show is hypnotic and hilarious

<strong>Eddie Izzard: Str

Taking on the world
By Simon Broughton - 20 November 9:30

Having conquered France, this Malian duo are closing in on the British market

<strong>Welcome to M

A different kind of organ
By Jude Rogers - 13 November 9:32

Radio 2, beset by scandal, is still the home of gloriously odd programming

Back to the drawing room
By Dan Hancox - 13 November 9:32

Will "club-style" classical-music nights really win over new audiences?

<strong>This Isn't For Yo

Welcome to the Absolute frontier
By Barney Ronay - 06 November 9:18

Britain's first new national station in 13 years falls back on old formulas

Ode to electric joy
By David Smyth - 06 November 9:18

Africa Express was the jewel in the crown of a restlessly creative season

<strong>The Electric P

The sound of love
By Hisham Matar - 06 November 9:18

The Tunisian vocalist Dhafer Youssef is one of the leaders of an exciting renaissance in Arabic musi

Rise and shine
By Jude Rogers - 30 October 9:16

Two shows bring some much-needed warmth to Saturday mornings

More than just the Beatles
By Ruth Collins - 24 October 16:03

Cultured crowds flock to Merseyside, while the people of Madrid occupy themselves in daubing fibre-g

Tim Westwood: He's got the ill communication
By Daniel Trilling - 23 October 10:17

Nobody - rapper or otherwise - has patter like Radio 1's hip-hop silverback

Stepford school friends
By Ryan Gilbey - 23 October 10:17

Disney's cheerful cash cow is honest in ways grittier youth films can't match

<strong>High Sc

The second coming
By Jude Rogers - 23 October 10:17

Inspired by Johnny Cash with his ring of fire, a slew of ageing crooners are pursuing their desires

Different every time
By Daniel Trilling - 09 October 10:29

Robert Wyatt is one of the most influential musicians of his era. Daniel Trilling visited him at hom

A fight of titans
By Rick Jones - 09 October 10:29

Messiaen and others give London's new concert venue an auspicious launch

<strong>Opening Festival<

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