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Yard Act: The Overload review

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Given that the music business has spent most of the last two years in a kind of suspended animation, there’s something quite startling about the rise of Leeds quartet Yard Act. They appeared to come out of nowhere – t...

Adele’s divorce album is a slyly subversive fit for a Vegas residency

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Las Vegas is a comfortable place to land for pop stars. It’s where you go to bask in the validation of a job well done, to rest on a solid legacy at a point where the future may have become less certain and any tentat...

Brahms: Complete Songs Vol 1 – Opp 32, 43, 86 en 105 resensie

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Over the last decade and more, no Lieder recitals have given me more intense pleasure than those by the tenor Christoph Prégardien. Though he is now in his mid 60s, and his voice has inevitably lost some of its former...

The Complete Music of Anton Webern review

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In the decades after the second world war it was the music of Anton Webern, rather than that of his teacher Arnold Schoenberg, that provided the starting point for the revolution launched by the composers of the Europ...

The Concert for Bangladesh album reviewed – archive, 4 Januarie 1972

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We are not trying to make any politics. We are artists. But through our music we would like you to feel the agony … In Bangladesh.” Ravi Shankar speaking before he began to play at Madison Square Garden. The record of...

'Ek dink ek kan myself liefhê, uiteindelik': Self Esteem op 2021 se album van die jaar

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Prioritize Pleasure is die Guardian se album van die jaar. Hoe voel jy?Dis fokken cool, innit [lag hard]. My PR het my vertel by my optrede in Manchester en toe net geloop, soos die uiteindelike mikrofoondruppel. Ook, ek het...

Alicia Keys: Keys review – dubbel album wys twee gesigte

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Alicia Keys se agtste album – die opvolg van 2020 se gas-swaar Alicia – is 'n vreemde dier. 'n Dubbelalbum van 26 snitte, die eerste kant bevat 'n reeks liedjies, (gefaktureer as oorspronklikes) wat 'n meer gestroopte rug vertoon...

Alicia Keys: Sleutels hersiening

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Verlede maand, Alicia Keys het 'n onderhoud aan 'n vrouetydskrif gelewer waarin sy haar lewe tydens die pandemie uiteengesit het. Enigiemand wat dit die afgelope twee jaar moeilik gevind het om hulself te motiveer – eers verlam deur ...

David Bowie: Speelgoedresensie - 1960's juwele gepoleer op verlore album

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David Bowie het die 90's begin deur oorhaastig aan te kondig dat hy nooit weer sy grootste treffers sal speel nie. Aanhangers kon vir hul gunstelinge via 'n telefoonlyn stem, die setlys vir sy komende toer sal op die resultate gegrond wees, ...

Adele is right – an unshuffled album is the proper way to listen

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When you are the most powerful, popular artist in the world, you can insist on anything. And so Adele has persuaded Spotify to hide its shuffle button, to encourage listeners to listen to her new album 30 - en, presu...

Snoop Dogg: The Algorithm review – Uncle Snoop presides over all-star concept album

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Snoop Dogg has packed a lot into his first 50 jare. Born again at least twice, first Rastafarian then Christian, everyone’s favourite west coast canine has also been an actor, vintner, TV chef, venture capitalist, ac...

Alexandre Kantorow: Brahms review

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Laas jaar, Alexandre Kantorow released a recording including Brahms’s Piano Sonata No 2 alongside works by Bartók and Liszt, and announced himself as a Brahms interpreter of unusual insight and distinctiveness. This n...

Broken covers: collector puts world’s worst album art on show

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There’s the album cover with the band as rabbits, or the one with a harmony duo walking out of water dressed only in their underwear and ties, but surely the most baffling is the concert guitarist pictured in dinner j...

Adele reveals tracklist for comeback album, including song titled ‘I Drink Wine’

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British soul superstar Adele has revealed the tracklist for her much-anticipated comeback album, which will feature songs titled I Drink Wine, Can I Get It and Cry Your Heart Out. Her fourth studio album, titled 30, ek....

Liza Lim: Singing in Tongues review

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The first three of Liza Lim’s five operas to date are represented in this deeply impressive collection, together with her 2005 song-cycle for soprano and 15 instruments, Mother Tongue. Only one scene from the 2000 “ri...

James Blake: Friends That Break Your Heart review – a breakup album with a difference

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Assume Form, James Blake’s 2019 album, detailed his joy at being in love. Blake’s other half, the actor Jameela Jamil, politely requested he find a new subject next time. He has obliged with a record about the pain of...

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