Now, lie down on this couch
By Andrew Billen - 09 April 13:00

Thought-provoking drama from an unlikely source

<strong>Dr Freud Will See You Now Mr Hitler</stron

Living colour
By Dan Hancox - 09 April 13:00

TTC are the latest hip-hop sensation in Paris. French rap has got its groove back, they tell Dan Han

The Cherokee religion
By Kathy Van Buskirk - 04 April 12:33

The songs and dances of Cherokee ceremonies and how their language is used as part of Christian wors

Blown away by the music
By Sam Alexandroni - 02 April 13:00

Observations on opera

In Texas, coming apart at the seams
By Mike Smith - 02 April 13:00

The South by Southwest music festival is Glastonbury, Mardi Gras and New Year's Eve rolled into one.

How did I become a Druid?
By Damh - 26 March 11:38

This week's Faith Column is written by Damh who devotes his first blog to explaining how his interes

Rock'n'roll, big and dumb
By David Smyth - 19 March 12:00

<strong>The Weirdness</strong>

<em>The Stooges</em> Virgin

Pimp my lines
By Nicholas Blincoe - 19 March 12:00

Rappers, argues Nicholas Blincoe, are first and foremost poets. But as Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent bid fo

Lefties are cool for cats
By Alice O'Keeffe - 19 March 12:00

<strong>My Name is Buddy</strong>

<em>Ry Cooder</em> Nonesuch

Spiritual wall of sound
By Jude Rogers - 19 March 12:00

<strong>Neon Bible</strong>

<em>Arcade Fire</em> Sonovox

Best of British
By Hanif Kureishi - 19 March 11:23

Pop music provides a national identity based on creativity rather than hatred

Too hot to Handel
By Peter Conrad - 26 February 12:00

The composer's operas delight in the the crazy, capricious side of human nature

Never too young
By Sarah Birke - 26 February 12:00

Observations on under-18 gigs

My life as a sock puppet
By Bryan Appleyard - 26 February 12:00

I have become the sort of person who sits in Earls Court watching pop bands warm up and eating steak

Big truths, small lies
By Christopher Bray - 19 February 12:00

<strong>Tony Visconti, the autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn boy </strong>
Tony Visconti

Rock 'n' roll swindle
By Daniel Trilling - 19 February 12:00

<strong>Babylon's Burning: from punk to grunge</strong>

Clinton Heylin <em>Viking, 704pp, £20</em>

Clash culture
By Patrick Sawer - 12 February 12:00

In a new film, artists from Bono to Damien Hirst pay tribute to Joe Strummer, the punk icon. By <em>

Are we good - or a freaking shambolic dirge?
By Gary Lightbody - 12 February 12:00

The rest of the band were smartly dressed for our meeting with Peter Hain. But I looked like a vagra

Public enemies
By Becky Hogge - 05 February 12:00

Music industry greed is stifling the technology that drives hip-hop

Two-man army
By Alice O'Keeffe - 05 February 11:37

Massive Attack transformed British music in the 1990s - and now they are fundraising for Palestine.

Doing it for the kids
By Jude Rogers - 29 January 12:00

Some of Britain's most credible indie bands have made children's albums. Jude Rogers finds out why

Rack attack
By Sarah Birke - 29 January 12:00

Observations on hip-hop

Sounds from another world
By Jude Rogers - 22 January 12:00

<strong>Wincing the Night Away</strong>

The Shins <em>Transgressive/Sub Pop</em>

That naughty "f" word
By Daniel Trilling - 08 January 12:00

These days "contemporary acoustic music" is all the rage - just don't call it folk

Brazil nutters
By David Smyth - 18 December 12:00

The most fun to be had this year was in the hyperactive presence of the Brazilian sextet

Death and the maiden
By Mark Espiner - 18 December 12:00

2006 saw the passing of some extremely fine musicians

Get lost, Cameron
By Sophie Heawood - 18 December 12:00

The Tory leader should stop trying to be trendy, those pop queens Girls Aloud tell Sophie Heawood

Divas and drama
By Peter Conrad - 18 December 12:00

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.

A winter wonderland
By Daniel Trilling - 18 December 12:00

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.

Plastic fantastic
By Lynsey Hanley - 11 December 12:00

<strong>The Best of Smash Hits</strong>

Edited by Mark Frith <em>Little, Brown, 193pp, £14.99</em>