Music

Few other labels could claim to have cultivated such a coherent philosophy over the years: one which unites the pleasure of partying with its darker side

By Jamie Mackay

Informed by the legacies of funk and jazz, the artist’s many collaborations are given space to shine

By Ian Bourland

The singer committed her life to defying a classical music industry that was not only deeply critical of women’s bodies, but also sceptical of black talent

By Kira Thurman

The group, who will perform at London’s City Lit this week, push experimental composition to its limit

By Emily Bick

The ‘lost’ record captures the saxophonist at a time when he was thinking that albums could aspire to be something grander than a string of loosely woven tunes

By Philip Clark
Cleo Sol performing at Frieze Music at the Serpentine Galleries, London in October 2019

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The collective’s 1998 record – creating tension that builds like a fever – remains a shadowy noir, and a harbinger of human tragedy

By Ian Bourland

The restless, rageful ‘No Home Record’ lures as much as it discomfits

By Hermione Hoby

From day-long raves to queer events, how photographers such as Wolfgang Tillmans captured the city’s nightlife

By Kadish Morris

Although a country-rap track was crowned 2019’s ‘song of the summer’, music released during this season usually consists of recycled pop sounds

By Aida Amoako

While some have written that Norman Fucking Rockwell! is about the coming end of America, Del Rey knows that America is already over

By Audrey Wollen

A new book wants to understand the individuals – and identities – beneath the ‘somewhat derogatory label’

By Juliet Jacques