An interesting question hangs over the first album by the Specials since their reunion in 2008: is it actually an album by the Specials? Singer Neville Staple and guitarist Roddy Byers have left, and John
Michael Jackson’s family members said on Monday they are “furious” that two men who accuse him of sexually abusing them as boys have received renewed attention because of a new documentary about them.
(Asylum Records) Some songs are written. Others are built. Rudimental, the Hackney pop-dance quartet who have become one of the country’s biggest groups, cleave to the latter approach. There’s nothing
My head is currently spinning as I try to write this after consuming about three hours of Netflix’s new experimental Black Mirror: Bandersnatch project. Rather than the show coming back with new, trippy
Charles Bradley was a late bloomer. After years of working odd jobs and performing as a James Brown impersonator, in 2011, at the age of 62, Bradley released his debut album, No Time for Dreaming. The
Releasing four albums of new material in just 15 months would suggest a noteworthy burst of creativity for any artist. For a 73-year-old, it seems even more remarkable, particularly since Van Morrison’s
The 61st Grammy Award nominations were announced yesterday morning and the recording academy showed in those nominations that hip-hop was the dominant musical form of 2019. In the general field, more half
The first and only time I saw Buzzcocks play live was in 2012, at the Incubate festival in the Netherlands. They seemed an incongruous choice for a festival otherwise dedicated to experimentalism and cutting-edge