Music

Dinner party soundtracker to timeless muse: exploring the Sade complex

The enigmatic musician remains an influence on modern superstars such as Drake and Beyonc. As she releases her first single in seven years we explore why Picture the scene: A dinner party. It could be any dinner party, anywhere in North America or Europe, taking place at any point in the last 30 years, but …

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All hail Madonna, a 60 -year-old woman who won’t be quiet | Fiona Sturges

The pop singer is still defying the critics who tell older women to fade away, says arts novelist Fiona Sturges Is Madonna dead ?” my daughter asked recently, while we danced like moronics in the kitchen to Vogue. Having expended a good few months inculcating my child with Madonna’s back catalogue, I realised I’d told …

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Courtney Love:’ A Hole reunion? We are definitely speaking about it’

As Live Through This turns 25, the band discuss the trauma and pop tactics that charged its release as well as their comeback Raw, beautiful and highly angry: 25 years ago the grunge movement birthed its most powerful album. A raging takedown of body fascism, self-doubt and sexual assault in pre- #MeToo America, Hole’s Live …

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Cult of Beyonce: how the superstar inspired a new wave of Christian worship

A service using the stars narrative, sungs and spiritual conflicts has New Yorkers crazy in love after wowing worshippers in San Francisco Name : The cult of Beyonce. Age : Quietly constructing since 1981. Appearance : Fierce, but also quite holy. Beyonce ! Yas queen ! And yas queen with you. What? Why are you …

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Rufus Wainwright:’ I like sugar a lot; I can swig maple syrup from the bottle’

The singer on sleep, his sweet tooth, and home renovation in the Canadian mountains Sleep Sleeping well is why I’m able to tour as much as I do. Occasionally I get up in the night to jot down a lyric, or hum a melody into the phone to remember it. Each morning, I wake up, …

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Kim Gordon: ‘There’s a wall of faceless men I have to climb over’

Shes the art-rock legend who stimulated Sonic Youth punk and now, at 66, she has attained her first solo record. She drives our novelist through LA to talk Donald Trump, existential angst and her anthem called Air BnB Before she came to typify deadpan Downtown New York cool, Kim Gordon was a teenager in 1970 …

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Sounding it out: ‘Listening to white noise put my life back on track’

Megan Nolan was searching for a way to switch off the stresses of modern life. Then she discovered white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to tracks of 2018 and, as ever when I’m presented with some unknown …

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Voicing it out:’ Listening to white noise put my life back on track’

Megan Nolan was sought for a route to switch off the emphasizes of modern life. Then she discovered white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to tracks of 2018 and, as ever when I’m presented with some unknown …

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Sounding it out:’ Listening to white noise put my life back on track’

Megan Nolan was sought for a route to switch off the tensions of modern life. Then she detected white noise. Here, she charts how the flat frequencies helped her cope Late last year Spotify presented me with my Top 100 most listened to ways of 2018 and, as ever when I’m to come forward with …

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