Category «Music»

This week we’re reading

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An anthology of women’s visceral bodily stories, a guide to reading without prejudice and an expose from the man who tried to take down the Russian government. DAISY BUCHANAN IS READING… THE YEAR OF READING DANGEROUSLY BY ANDY MILLER I just interviewed Andy for my podcast, You’re Booked – he is one of the most …

Andreya Triana’s alternative Christmas list

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Singer-songwriter Andreya Triana takes us through a playlist of some lesser-known Christmas songs This Christmas season, I’ve curated a playlist of my favourite alternative Yuletide songs to give this year’s celebrations a little musical refresh from the usual suspects. From festive treats from icons such as Prince, Joni Mitchell and Otis Redding to more recent …

“This song represents being true to yourself”

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select the songs and artists they’re channelling this year, from songs about heartbreak to a self-belief anthem   HANK U, NEXT – ARIANA GRANDE (EMILY BAKER) Ariana’s capacity for self-care throughout such a tumultuous year is something I hope to channel in 2019. This track is the ultimate embodiment of that. SPACE – MAREN MORRIS (IESHA …

Django Django’s “driving at night” playlist

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The indie rock band share a list of songs to keep you company during a late-night drive Driving to me is like meditation, it really clears my head. I love going on long drives and especially at night, up in Scotland in the highlands where it’s pitch black and there’s no cars. I might listen …

Why we’re wired to love pop music

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Music snobs, please note: it takes a sophisticated composer to write a good pop song, says Jude Rogers. And they’re part of our emotional DNA. For ages, this grown-up music critic felt like apologising for really loving pop. Stuff from my childhood was a particular critical niggle: Bananarama, A-ha, the first Kylie album, early, screechy …