Thought-provoking drama from an unlikely source
<strong>Dr Freud Will See You Now Mr Hitler</stron
TTC are the latest hip-hop sensation in Paris. French rap has got its groove back, they tell Dan Han
The songs and dances of Cherokee ceremonies and how their language is used as part of Christian wors
The South by Southwest music festival is Glastonbury, Mardi Gras and New Year's Eve rolled into one.
This week's Faith Column is written by Damh who devotes his first blog to explaining how his interes
<em>The Stooges</em> Virgin
Rappers, argues Nicholas Blincoe, are first and foremost poets. But as Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent bid fo
<strong>My Name is Buddy</strong>
<em>Ry Cooder</em> Nonesuch
<em>Arcade Fire</em> Sonovox
Pop music provides a national identity based on creativity rather than hatred
The composer's operas delight in the the crazy, capricious side of human nature
I have become the sort of person who sits in Earls Court watching pop bands warm up and eating steak
<strong>Tony Visconti, the autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn boy </strong>
<strong>Babylon's Burning: from punk to grunge</strong>
Clinton Heylin <em>Viking, 704pp, £20</em>
In a new film, artists from Bono to Damien Hirst pay tribute to Joe Strummer, the punk icon. By <em>
The rest of the band were smartly dressed for our meeting with Peter Hain. But I looked like a vagra
Music industry greed is stifling the technology that drives hip-hop
Massive Attack transformed British music in the 1990s - and now they are fundraising for Palestine.
Some of Britain's most credible indie bands have made children's albums. Jude Rogers finds out why
<strong>Wincing the Night Away</strong>
The Shins <em>Transgressive/Sub Pop</em>
These days "contemporary acoustic music" is all the rage - just don't call it folk
The most fun to be had this year was in the hyperactive presence of the Brazilian sextet
2006 saw the passing of some extremely fine musicians
The Tory leader should stop trying to be trendy, those pop queens Girls Aloud tell Sophie Heawood
Monteverdi invented music drama, and in Combattimento (Virgin) Emmanuelle Haïm, as conductor, daringly invites Rolando Villazón, the most fiercely histrionic of today's tenors, to experiment with songs that are often over-chastely declaimed.
Karen Dalton comes from the Greenwich Village folk scene that also produced Bob Dylan, but her music lay almost entirely forgotten until her album It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best (EMI/Megaphone Music) was reissued this year.