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.

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

A mythic creature
By Peter Conrad - 11 December 12:00

Carmen's feminine power entices audiences from Covent Garden to Cape Town

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>

Year of the woman
By Jude Rogers - 11 December 12:00

At the beginning of 2006, the prospects looked bleak for strong, idiosyncratic female pop acts. Jude

Striking the wrong note
By David Arnold - 27 November 12:00

Observations on copyright

Topsy-turvy world
By Peter Conrad - 20 November 12:00

Gilbert and Sullivan blew a raspberry at Victorian society's prized institutions

The price of success
By David Smyth - 13 November 12:00


Damien Rice

Heffa/14th Floor

Rock on the dance floor
By Daniel Trilling - 13 November 12:00


Erase Errata

Kill Rock Stars

African haze
By Mark Espiner - 13 November 12:00

<strong>Electric Griot Land</strong>

Ba Cissoko

Totolo 001

New jazz generation
By Sholto Byrnes - 13 November 12:00

A new wave of young musicians is pushing the boundaries of the genre

The shock of the new
By Roger Wright - 06 November 12:00

We love contemporary art and literature. So why does music have such an image problem?

Stealing beauty
By James Clasper - 06 November 12:00

America's harsh copyright laws are ridiculed by an exhibition of illegal art

Revolution in the head
By Hunter Davies - 06 November 12:00

John Lennon was never a political animal - so a new film claiming that he brought down governments a

How jazz disappeared from the airwaves
By Rachel Cooke - 06 November 12:00

The music schedules are a swamp of cheesy easy listening

In a blaze of glory
By Mark Ellen - 06 November 12:00

<strong>Number One in Heaven: the heroes who died for rock 'n' roll</strong>

Jeremy Simmonds <em>P

Torture by music
By Clive Stafford Smith - 06 November 12:00

What do the tunes of Eminem, Aerosmith, Tupac Shakur and Meat Loaf have in common?

Answer: they h

Daydream believers
By Lynsey Hanley - 30 October 12:00

The Pet Shop Boys have proved that intelligence can go hand in hand with mass appeal. Lynsey Hanley

Hitting high notes
By Peter Conrad - 16 October 13:00

<strong>Matilde di Shabran; La Fille du régiment</strong>

Juan Diego Flórez <em>Universal/Decca</e

The world in your ear
By Mark Espiner - 16 October 13:00

<strong>World Circuit Presents . . .</strong>

Various artists <em>World Circuit</em>

Heart of darkness
By Sophie Heawood - 16 October 13:00

<strong>Back to Black</strong>

Amy Winehouse <em>Island</em>

Forever punk
By Iain Aitch - 02 October 13:00

Unlike the Sex Pistols, Crass never sold out - and their influence is still visible today

The beat goes on
By Mike Barnes - 02 October 13:00

Steve Reich is the musical visionary whose repetitive, morphing sound gave birth to techno. But his

Coup the music
By Sam Alexandroni - 02 October 13:00

Observations on tunes

Sooner or later, you pay for it
By Peter Wilby - 02 October 13:00

The trick the music industry has pulled off is to make teenagers crave the smell and feel of vinyl.

Maybe I could be Gordon's cleaner?
By Nicky Wire - 25 September 13:00

I start dreaming of a cabinet to serve Gordon Brown: Diane Abbott, Martin Amis, Damon Albarn, Harold

Goodbye and good riddance
By Becky Hogge - 25 September 13:00

Scrounging music industry executives will soon be a thing of the past

Singing our own tune
By Emma John - 25 September 13:00

The West End is full of American musicals . . . but where is all the British talent?