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CD: Taylor Swift - 1989

There's a "foreword" which accompanies the new Taylor Swift album (because it's not enough for the one-time Nashville starlet gone full New York pop star merely to create physical objects for the digital age: she also has to give them forewords) which say

Taylor Swift: 1989 – review

Some “sick beats” – but too many slick ones – sever Taylor Swift from her country-pop roots.

Why we love Taylor Swift: pop queen and hipster antidote

Swift has finally released her first pop album - how did America's sweetheart become the most refreshing voice in pop?

Annie Lennox: The Jazz Singer

Annie Lennox is a far more fascinating artist than she’s often given credit for.

The Ting Tings: Super Critical review catchy but superficial

After their difficult second album reportedly torture to make, Welcome to Nowheresville wasnt much fun to listen to either – the Ting Tings have made things a little easier for themselves on this follow-up.

Nostalgia - Annie Lennox

“Nostalgia” is Annie’s seventh solo album, produced by Lennox and frequent collaborator Mike Stevens. Nostalgia is a collection of the legendary singer-songwriter’s impassioned takes on iconic American compositions that still continue to resonate

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

Lady Gaga, O2 Arena, London

Gaga’s relationship with her fanbase, her “Little Monsters”, is quite a thing. I’ve not seen the O2 so permanently on its feet. Large swathes of her capacity crowd are up and dancing right from the opening number. They adore her and are dressed to

The little-known musicians behind some of music's most famous moments

Raphael Ravenscroft's sax line on Baker Street was better known than he was but hes not alone in being the little known creator of something famous.

I Forget Where We Were - Ben Howard

2nd album from the Brit Award winning master singer / songwriter Ben Howard. Produced by Ben and his drummer Chris Bond at Start Point Farm Studios in Devon. Includes ‘End of the Affair’ and ‘I Forget Where We Were’.