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Stormzy was good but Miley Cyrus was better: Glastonbury Festival reviewed

1 July 2019 15:24

Glastonbury was almost ruined for me by Kylie Minogue. Very selfishly, she started her sunbaked set – in the Sunday…

Reggae was sexist and homophobic – Unesco ‘safeguarding’ it is ludicrous and conservative

5 December 2018 18:18

Until last week I believed that Unesco – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – existed solely to…

Public will now choose UK’s Eurovision entry – but should we trust the BBC with the shortlist?

19 January 2016 11:10

For almost two decades, Britain has failed dismally at Eurovision – and deservedly. Our entries have been so bad as…

Does Elton John genuinely believe he can change Putin’s attitude to gays?

18 September 2015 17:18

I’ve never been an Elton John fan. Never owned an album. Never added one of his tunes to my playlist…

Slash at 50: why is this rock god so underappreciated?

23 July 2015 15:27

Saul Hudson, more commonly known by his childhood nickname ‘Slash’, turns 50 today. It is safe to say that the next…

‘A lot of bands know how to rock. Not many know how to roll’: AC/DC at Wembley reviewed

6 July 2015 18:10

The main thing that strikes you as you watch AC/DC whip 70,000 people into a frenzy at Wembley stadium is,…

MoMA’s new Björk exhibition cramps the singer’s style

6 March 2015 13:46

Was intimacy the goal of Björk at MoMA? Co-curated by the Icelandic musician herself and Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA chief curator…

Damon Albarn at the Royal Albert Hall: I’m sorry to say he killed it

18 November 2014 10:35

You can’t help but want to hate Damon Albarn. While he may not be the most irritating of the Britpop…

Has Morrissey finally recorded a decent album?

24 July 2014 19:00

Time was when the former Smiths singer surfaced only once every five years or so to do the Carry On…

Estate agents, Elton John, and free champagne – this is how you build a thriving community

1 May 2014 22:30

To impress prospective homeowners most estate agents usually draw the line at getting their teeth whitened and buying the second…

Disposable dance-pop at its best and a Lennon-lite yawnfest. Kylie and George Michael’s new albums reviewed

13 March 2014 13:15

George Michael and Kylie Minogue have albums out this week. And while they might both be distinctly second-division these days,…