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06/21/2017 at 15:58. Facebook
Featuring Bonita Applebum, boom-bap and Busta Rhymes.
Featuring Bonita Applebum boombap and Busta Rhymes

A Tribe Called Quest – 10 of the Best

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Mateusz Piotr Riabow
David Carter
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06/21/2017 at 10:28. Facebook
Frank Ocean, Lorde, The War on Drugs and more: the tracks soundtracking our critics' summer.
Frank Ocean Lorde The War on Drugs and more: the tracks soundtracking our critics' summer

Sounds like summer: our writers pick their songs of the season

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06/20/2017 at 10:38. Facebook
"It was so spontaneous. It felt wonderful. And I knew exactly how I wanted it to sound: a mix of vibraphone, piano and a synthesiser. We recorded it at night, so the sun was down, but the vibe in the studio was really nice. Pure vibes."
It was so spontaneous It felt wonderful And I knew exactly how

How we made Roy Ayers' Everybody Loves the Sunshine

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Jeff Slade
Neil Doherty
Candace Neye
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06/19/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
“I call it the Detroit side of town, because it’s dead,” he says of the poor, predominantly Russian neighbourhood in Estonia where he grew up. “It was all tiny, rotting wooden houses and there was always a bad smell on the street. I swear I could spot a junkie from a kilometre and tell you exactly what drug he was on.”
I call it the Detroit side of town because its dead he

'Is this for real?' Meet Tommy Cash, the surreal, post-Soviet rap sensation

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Freddy May
Abd Al
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06/19/2017 at 10:36. Facebook
"I remember thinking I was going to marry a mod, have a mod house and mod babies."
"I remember thinking I was going to marry a mod have a mod house and mod babies"

'I loved being part of that scene': 80s style tribes, then and now

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Louise Mc Crory
Richard Curley
Martin Fallows
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06/19/2017 at 10:21. Facebook
By the time they play November Rain, night has fallen, and everyone’s got their lighters out – apart from the man beside me who’s using his bike light “because I gave up smoking 15 years ago”.
By the time they play November Rain night has fallen and everyones

Guns N’ Roses review: comeback show takes us to Paradise City

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Jennie Sulisalo Bergvall
Alex Sexton
Paul Davies
"The ballads on pop albums are seldom the highlight, but they are here. Liability is based on a fantastic descending chord sequence not unlike that of Bowie’s All the Young Dudes. Meanwhile, Writer in the Dark certainly isn’t the first song on which a latterday female singer-songwriter attempts to channel Kate Bush, but it may well be the first one that doesn’t make you want to die of...
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The ballads on pop albums are seldom the highlight but they are

Lorde: Melodrama review – a cocky challenge to her pop rivals

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Scott Ramage
Shashank Kolhe
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“We’re Corbyn fans, that’s the thing,” Michael Eavis said. “He’s got something new and precious, and people are excited about it. He really is the hero of the hour.”
Were Corbyn fans thats the thing Michael Eavis said Hes got something

Jeremy Corbyn to appear on Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival 2017

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Mary Gribben
Chris Perry
Denise Carr
“People a long time ago had difficulties finding the sensitivity of electronics. But when you go and see your doctor and he does a heart test, it is electronics that are very sensitive to this. It’s the same with an instrument. That’s why we should use the tools of today’s society to create music – otherwise it is just antique.”
People a long time ago had difficulties finding the sensitivity of electronics

Kraftwerk's Ralf Hütter: 'Music is about intensity … the rest is just noise'

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Andy Johnson
Nick Whyatt
"It’s not entirely clear whether Pecknold’s solemn intoning of the lyric on I Should See Memphis – 'sybarite women stood at attention, pacing the basement like Cassius in Rome, or in … KINSHASA!' – is intended to be as funny as it is, whether it’s a parody of a portentous self-important singer-songwriter, or just sounds like one."
Its not entirely clear whether Pecknolds solemn intoning of the lyric on

Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up review – luscious harmonies and lyrical heaviness

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Abd Al
While universities habitually run students’ work through plagiarism-detection software such as TurnItIn, there is no such equivalent for Nobel prize speeches.
While universities habitually run students work through plagiarismdetection soft

It’s alright ma, I’m only cheating: did Bob Dylan crib his Nobel speech from SparkNotes?

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"On the surface, she may have seemed like an archetypal 60s groupie – a beautiful model who attached herself to a rock band by wangling herself backstage and offering to share her drugs with them. But Pallenberg was anything but a silent, ornamental passenger on the Stones’ journey through the 60s and 70s. They all seem to have been terrified of her. 'She scared the pants off me … you were...
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On the surface she may have seemed like an archetypal 60s groupie

Anita Pallenberg – anything but a passenger on the Stones’ journey

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Ricardo Valença Monteiro
Helen Clarke
Holly Alexandra Dinsdale
Haim ride a sun-kissed wave, MIA raves into Meltdown, Axl Rose does the unthinkable, PJ Harvey pulls on her feathers, Jarvis Cocker reimagines Hollywood – and the KLF write a book.
Haim ride a sunkissed wave MIA raves into Meltdown Axl Rose does

Summer 2017's hottest pop: with Guns N’ Roses, Nas, Haim, KLF, Eminem and PJ Harvey

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With hard rock it rarely matters who’s in the band as long as the brand is healthy.
With hard rock it rarely matters who’s in the band as long as the brand is healthy

Why rock fans are loyal to the brand – not the band

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Claire Trosch
Alvin Fitz
Rob Mathie
The punk drummer on leather waistcoats, the holy grail, Malcolm McLaren’s son torching punk memorabilia and eBay.
The punk drummer on leather waistcoats the holy grail Malcolm McLarens son

The Damned's Rat Scabies: 'We were self-destructive – every time we made it, we did something daft'

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Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and Sufjan Stevens discuss their voyage into the cosmos.
Nico Muhly Bryce Dessner and Sufjan Stevens discuss their voyage into the cosmos

Music of the spheres: the interstellar bromance of Planetarium

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“Recently, my cousin was with a friend of a friend, who was in high school, and she was like: ‘I’m a fan of Kehlani,’ but in a way that was like, ‘So I can’t be a fan of Tinashe, too.’ Then my friend posed the question, ‘Why not be a fan of both?’ It’s kind of like sport; people feel like they have to pick a side.”
Recently my cousin was with a friend of a friend who was

Tinashe: 'If you’re a black singer, you’re either Beyonce or Rihanna'

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Ronald Searle
Ronald Searle
“Obviously me and [Taylor] have our stuff, and I have offered it up to her to work out. In person. Over the phone. The whole bit. When she’s ready to do that, then I’m ready to do it. I’m ready to just let that all go. We need to have a conversation about it, totally, and I love her, I really do."
Obviously me and Taylor have our stuff and I have offered it

‘I created this character called Katy Perry. I didn’t want to be Katheryn Hudson. It was too scary’

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Leon Hardy
Maria Ploumaki
"Everybody’s so busy trying to make money, they sucked all the damn fun out of the industry."
Everybodys so busy trying to make money they sucked all the damn

Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels: 'We lived sex, drugs and rock‘n‘roll – but never put it in our music'

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Laura Brum Doval
Abd Al
“The thing about touring is that young artists don’t always have much say or control,” Reid says. “You’re quite naive. You say: ‘Yeah, I want to do everything.’ And you want to please everyone. You’re so grateful, but you get sick at some point because everyone does."
The thing about touring is that young artists dont always have much

London Grammar: ‘We were hanging by a thread’

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