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Five things we learned from Morrissey's new album

Can Moz reinvent himself on World Peace Is None of Your Business? From ballroom balladry to mock misogyny, we count the ways he can still surprise us After the surprise success last year of Morrisseys Autobiography ( its interminable rehashes of his l

Unlocking The Secrets Of The BBC Proms

Queuing can be all part of the fun at the BBC Proms © Sam Smith The BBC Proms, dubbed the world’s largest classical music festival, are an integral part of any summer in London. Beginning on 18 July they last for eight weeks and feature 76 concerts at

Eno * Hyde, High Life, review: 'ideas in search of a song'

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde's second collaborative effort was knocked up in a week and sounds like it, says Neil McCormick

George Ezra, Wanted On Voyage, review: 'a joyous release'

George Ezra's debut has charm to spare, says Neil McCormick

Eugene McGuinness: Chroma review trippy and engaging but inconsistent

(Domino) As Miles Kane and Alex Turner's Last Shadow Puppets demonstrated, there's still plenty of mileage in gently psychedelic pop. This is Eugene McGuinness 's fourth album, and he knows his way around a tune, combining spiky guitars and lysergic ch

Bright Light Bright Light: Life Is Easy review bittersweet lyrics and rave beats

(Self Raising) The 2012 debut by Welsh singer-producer Rod Thomas, who works as Bright Light Bright Light , was voted that year's fourth-best album in the Guardian readers' poll , an unexpected accolade for a fringe artist inspired by the moment in the

Twelfth Day: The Devil Makes Three review spooky, atmospheric folk

(Orange Feather) Catriona Price is a singer and fiddler from Orkney, and Esther Swift is a singer from the Scottish Borders who plays the pedal harp and clarsach celtic harp; the duo started working together after meeting at music college. As Twelfth Day

Sia: 1,000 Forms of Fear review enrapturing talent and torment

(RCA/Monkey Puzzle) Sia Furler has had an unconventional trajectory; the 38-year-old star, who has put behind her drug addiction and a suicide attempt, and hates fame so much she poses with a paper bag over her head, has become the go-to songwriter for ga

George Ezra: Wanted on Voyage review chirpy melodies, bulldozer choruses

(Columbia) Resistance to George Ezra is futile his debut album is so loaded with clean-cut chirrupy melodies and bulldozer choruses that it's never going to be far from radio or TV. There's undoubtedly a fire in his lungs, but it rages uncontrolled, oblit

Beth Orton review spontaneous and spine-tingling

ABC, Glasgow Revisiting her Central Reservation could have been a dry curatorial exercise, but Orton's infectious irreverence and musical detours made for an engaging album gig It's been 15 years since the release of Central Reservation, the polished mix