The grunge-blues giant returns, now digging deeper grooves and - shock! - nu disco...


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The Canadian went looking for a new producer. What she found, on her fourth album, was love.


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Their unsavoury reputation precedes them, but the photo of Throbbing Gristle on the sleeve of Greatest Hits (1981; 7/10) reminds us there was more to the first Industrial group – their capital letter – than first appeared.


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All-star cap-doffer to one of the uncrowned kings of American roots...


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On the generally acclaimed Let England Shake, Harvey gave her music a bony, volkish edge, flaying it back to strummed autoharp, electric guitar and crude drums, mongrelising it with awkwardy intrusive sampling of Middle Eastern singers, dub interjections and huntsmen’s horns. Seamus Murphy’s cinematography complements this approach perfectly: not storyboarded, but collaged from various journeys around the island made during 2011, from the remotest hedgerows to the heart of London.


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Psychological, cult-escapee drama...


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Sir Paul’s romantic, (and loving) take on standards...


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The birth of the hippy dream, caught on camera...


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Pitch black comedy from the team behind Juno...


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Black America’s militant years, captured on rediscovered Swedish documentaries. Right on!


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Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard


On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.

Apart...