MIA review – pulling up the people with cosmopolitan global pop

MIA review – pulling up the people with cosmopolitan global pop

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Royal Festival Hall, LondonClosing out a radical Meltdown, the festival’s curator was in a celebratory mood – but her outsider pop still packed a political... Read More

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

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

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Save for the odd misfire, the follow-up to multi-million selling Pure Heroine intelligently twists mainstream pop with smart lyrics and raw, affecting vocals Among the... Read More

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

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

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The band’s third album is alternately intriguing and irritating, garlanded with wonderful orchestrations, gorgeous melodies … and their trademark pretensions Over on genius.com – a... Read More

Kraftwerk 3-D review – man-machine music with emotional soul

Kraftwerk 3-D review – man-machine music with emotional soul

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Philharmonic Hall, LiverpoolWith the technology the band predicted all around us, their innovation now is in striking visuals and rebooted songs that accentuate humanity With... Read More

Phil Collins review – take a look at him now

Phil Collins review – take a look at him now

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Royal Albert Hall, LondonAfter a creaking start, the physically frail singer set the hall alight with a run of great songs and a refreshing honesty... Read More