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A new book on the French pop genre yé-yé profiles the stylish women who captured the hearts and minds of the country’s youth in the 1960s, in much the same way as Beatlemania did on both sides of the Atlantic, writes James McNair.
January 16, 2014
The 64-year-old's 18th studio album is another impassioned affair dripping with engine-room grease and life-affirming sentiments.
January 13, 2014
With his usual vim and panache, Malkmus channels trademark slacker-guitar histrionics.
January 6, 2014
What The… has no light and shade and ultimately disappoints. As a feat of stamina it’s remarkable.
December 9, 2013
As a stand-alone collection of music, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire works well enough.
December 2, 2013
The drummer Sheila E talks about playing with Prince and Ringo Starr, and her new album, Icon, out this week.
November 23, 2013
The X Factor UK winner's first record is an overwrought and largely forgettable debut.
November 18, 2013
From childhood trauma to a very adult drug addiction, the veteran music writer Robert Hilburn’s biography of The Man in Black is as meticulous as its subject is riveting, James McNair writes
November 7, 2013
Death has been a lyrical staple for these Canadian indie giants since 2004’s Funeral, but musically speaking, Reflektor constitutes a bold reinvention.
November 4, 2013
Their 21st studio album is uncompromising and often undertaken at a hell-for-leather tempo.
October 29, 2013
The former Smiths frontman’s conspicuously unedited memoir is eminently readable, writes James McNair, but is it worthy of inclusion in Penguin Classics?
October 24, 2013
Though executed well, the tracks sound like composites of a million other lovelorn pop songs.
October 21, 2013
McCartney's easy melodicism is re-booted by a raft of youngish producers.
October 15, 2013
In the congested realm of 'characterful' singer-songwriters, Calvi's surety of vision is refreshing.
October 7, 2013
The emphasis is on stripped-down arrangements that highlight Elton John's intricate and intimate ivory-tickling.
September 30, 2013
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