Annie Lennox: The Jazz Singer

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

Why we love Taylor Swift: pop queen and hipster antidote

Swift has finally released her first pop album - how did America's...

Taylor Swift: 1989 – review

Some “sick beats” – but too many slick ones – sever Taylor Swift...

CD: Taylor Swift - 1989

There's a "foreword" which accompanies the new Taylor Swift album...

Annie Lennox interview: 'I'm too happy to write songs'

For her new album, Nostalgia, Annie Lennox is exploring some...

Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Rhythm

Founded on a primal combination of vocals and percussion yet full...

Taylor Swift – ‘1989’ album review

It’s an all-out pop trip for album number five, but executed...

Lady Gaga, O2 Arena, London

Gaga’s relationship with her fanbase, her “Little Monsters”, is...

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

Raphael Ravenscroft's sax line on Baker Street was better known...

Jessie J Sweet Talker album review: "Far from being down and out"

"Better believe I'll be your number one," Jessie J declares on '...

CD: Jessie J - Sweet Talker

Since part of every star’s make-up and appeal is their back-story...

Jessie J: Sweet Talker review British star goes all out for US success

Jessie J recently announced a permanent move to Los Angeles,...

Jessie J: Sweet Talker review pop in search of originality

Imma do it like it aint been done, huffs Jessie J at the start of...

Aphex Twin's Syro goes back to his roots

Aphex Twin's first album in 13 years, Syro, is welcome reminder of...

Jamie T, Carry the Grudge, review: 'seductively singalong'

The extravagantly talented Jamie T returns after a five year gap...

Aphex Twin: 'You have to be mentally ill to be famous'

Richard D James says anyone famous faces a combination of factors...

Prince: Art Official Age review partying like its 1999 all over again

Released simultaneously with PlectrumElectrum, the rockier...

SBTRKT: Wonder Where We Land review dizzying electronic soundscapes

Second time around, London producer SBTRKT’s dizzying electronic...

Jamie T: Carry on the Grudge review a motormouth in the quiet zone

It's hard not to warm to an album entitled Carry on the Grudge....

Jamie T: whatever happened to the likely lad?

He was British pops great hope, a gobby, fiercely original...

The Kooks Listen review: 'Much of the experimentation feels forced'

Nostalgia is a powerful tool. It allows the never-ending reunion...

Album reviews of the week (Sept 19-25)

The latest album releases reviewed by the Evening Standard's music...

Leonard Cohen, Popular Problems, review: 'a masterpiece'

Leonard Cohen has created a masterpiece at the age of 80, says...

Cheek to Cheek

Lady Gaga's classical training has always been key to her origin...

Syro

Richard D. James has been so far ahead of his time for so long...

Too Bright

"Queen," the anthemic single released earlier this year by Mike...

Aphex Twin – Syro

When Richard D James last unveiled an album under his Aphex Twin...

Professor Green: Growing Up in Public review art doesnt reflect life in a humdrum third album

Having been banned from driving and robbed outside his home,...

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga review Gaga is a wonder

These two Italian-Americans have more in common than you would...