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Behind the hearse, and beyond the downcast relatives, the Mardi Gras Indians danced
It is always the case that the further you get from songs you thought were bubblegum, the more classy they feel.
His daughters think Axl Rose is woke.
His success with the Happy Mondays dissolved into debt, drug addiction and a 12-year battle with lawyers. Then all his hair fell out. But Salford’s great survivor got away with it.
Bell was an openly gay pop star “bubbling up from Boy George and Jimmy Somerville”, in an era when pop stars weren’t openly gay.
Donald Glover isn’t a fantastic dancer, or an amazing singer, or a genius songwriter – but a thousand creative concepts fizz in his music.
David Duchovny’s moves make his project feel personal – so unpolished, so lumbersome, so unedited and exposed.
“Halfway through, my record was a complete mess because the government was a complete mess.”
Plus: a new solo record from Ian Brown.
In Van Etten’s new album, life’s mess is powerful and holding it all in your arms is a creative act.
She has written hits for Rihanna, Cher and Christina Aguilera – and she's been dropped by a series of major labels. Is it finally time for LP?