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Sings The Great Diva Classics - Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, the incomparable “Queen of Soul,” will release her highly anticipated brand new studio album ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS on October 20th via RCA Records. Aretha’s unsurpassed vocal styling permeates on popular d

Scott Walker & Sunn O))), Soused, review: 'self-absorbed'

This collaborative release should be reserved for masochistic listeners only, says Neil McCormick

Why Scott Walker + Sunn O)))'s Soused is the one album you should hear this week video

Alexis Petridis recommends Soused, the new collaborative album by Scott Walker and Sunn O))), which he describes as a foregone conclusion: when two such towering figures of the musical leftfield are brought together, how could it be anything other than a

Mallory Knox: Asymmetry review endearingly honest alt-rock

(Epic)Once you get past the awkward irony of such a sweetly melodic rock band naming themselves after Juliette Lewiss murderous turn in Natural Born Killers, Mallory Knox are a difficult bunch to dislike. Asymmetry exhibits a degree of polish and refineme

Yusuf/Cat Stevens: Tell Em Im Gone review revealing Rick Rubin-produced reinvigoration

(Legacy)Yusuf/Cat Stevens is a cumbersome moniker, but Tell Em Im Gone, his first album in five years, is a convincing return to rock music. Co-producer Rick Rubin has again helped reinvigorate a veteran singer with well-chosen covers (including Procol Ha

Aretha Franklin, Sings The Great Diva Classics, review: 'reeks of fakery'

Franklin's first album in 13 years proves she is no longer the powerhouse of her time, says Neil McCormick

Caribou, Our Love, review: 'intricate'

Electronic DJ Dan Snaith builds uncomplicatedly towards euphoria on his latest effort, says Helen Brown

Jessie J, Sweet Talker, review: 'glossy pop'

The former Voice coach still can't help packing her music with theatrics, says Helen Brown

Sleater-Kinney announce first new album in a decade, No Cities to Love

The alt-rock group return with their eighth album, out in January via Sub Pop. Ahead of its release, listen to Bury Our Friends, a taster of their new material Sleater-Kinney: Start Together review a seven-album box set of punk powerSleater-Kinney have an