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Mitski - Laurel Hell review: A strong return for this fame-shy singer

The Japanese-American musician may find her success uncomfortable - but she still sounds great


Who will (and who should) win at the BRITs?

Our mystic music man looks into his crystal ball


The weird, wonderful life of a tribute act - the proxy heroes of music

Historically derided, tribute acts are now booming — so what’s it really like to become someone else on stage?


Wet Leg at the 100 Club review: the honeymoon continues

The Isle of Wight band’s upward trajectory is showing no sign of slipping


Bastille - Give Me the Future review: Dystopian nightmare? Sounds fun

This concept piece about a technology takeover is at its best departing from the theme


Bob Marley One Love Experience at the Saatchi Gallery: feel the love

Memorabilia exhibitions can risk being dry and faded but this lively experiential show aims to evoke the spirit of its subject with warmth and joy


Meet Maisie Peters, the rising star signed by Ed Sheeran

The 21-year-old sensation was just announced as Ed Sheeran’s support on his 2022 European tour


The Smile review: a stunning preview of tantalising Radiohead spin-off

The Smile feels different to so many other musical side-projects


Total Immersion: Music for the End of Time - sublime and harrowing

This day of music composed in the camps and the ghetto was tough but beautiful


Songs of Hope: A Benefit Concert for Afghanistan at the Barbican

This concert to raise funds to help musicians in Afghanistan was both important and rather overdue


Burna Boy on his ‘brother’ P Diddy and why London is his second home

The Grammy-winning king of Afro-fusion has everyone from P Diddy to Chris Martin on speed dial, but Burna Boy counts London as his second home after his native Nigeria. Tobi Oke gets inside his unique philosophy on life, music and some very unusual retirement plans…


Harry Styles confirms huge new UK stadium gigs as part of 2022 tour

Two cancelled tours later, Harry Styles is (finally) coming back to London


How streaming services like Spotify saved the music industry

Streaming giants and their stranglehold on the industry are divisive to say the least with everyone from Beyoncé to Taylor railing against them. But here record company exec Jamie Collinson argues they aren’t parasites, but the saviours of the music world


The best dance, opera and classical music to book in London in 2022

From a celebration of the power of the voice to an adaptation of a dystopian novel, the worlds of dance, opera and classical music are looking firmly forward


Sound Voice Installation at Kings Place: Challenging and beautiful

The venue’s celebration of the voice launched with a thoughtful look at what happens when it’s cruelly taken away


IDLES at Brixton Academy: Subtle? No. Explosively exciting? You bet

They started with a self-effacing joke, then they blew the roof off


Lise Davidsen at Barbican: a beautiful recital of well-chosen work

Even if clarity of diction was intermittent, the sheer beauty of tone was undeniable


Cat Power - Covers review: Her finest set of interpretations yet

Taking inspiration from Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey and beyond, Chan Marshall pushes the songs of others into her own world


FKA twigs - Caprisongs review: Even performance artists wanna have fun

Tahliah Barnett is enjoying her time in the sun on this new mixtape - and who can blame her?


What can we expect from jeen-yuhs, Netflix’s three-part Kanye doc?

The feverishly anticipated “trilogy” is arriving next month


The 25 hottest gigs to book now, from Billie Eilish to Sam Fender

From arena heavyweights to the Next Big Things, these are the dates for your gig-going diary


Culture in London: the faces to watch in music this year

The city is bursting at the seams with exciting new talent


LSO/Rattle review: Julian Anderson premiere makes a dramatic display

Covid restrictions not only initiated the creation of the work but also added unexpected drama to the performance


The Weeknd - Dawn FM review: Abel Tesfaye reaches his pop prime

The singer doubles down on pop in his latest album with resounding success


David Bowie - Toy:Box review: Lost album deserves its rescue

Featuring material first recorded in 2000, the three-disc release finds Bowie in confident mood


Who is PinkPantheress, BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2022 winner?

The genre-melding 20-year-old has set the internet alight


The best new albums arriving in 2022 — from Wet Leg to Liam Gallagher

Gigs might be up in the air but we’re sure to get some fantastic recorded music coming out this year


The hottest new investment? You old record collection

There’s a gold rush to buy up the back catalogues of everyone from Bob Dylan to Shakira as investors bet that windfalls from streaming, TikTok, YouTube and more are here to stay


Seven classic Christmas No 1 battles

From Mariah Carey to, erm, Mr Blobby


Jingle Bell Ball review: sugary junk food in musical form

Covid left the line-up of this festive musical feast depleted, but Griff and Anne Marie stood out


Christian Gerhaher at Wigmore Hall: capturing joy and pain in song

The singer’s prioritising of expression over tone paid off to affecting effect


Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball: How to watch, line-ups and more

The festive extravaganza is gearing up for its big return this weekend


Willow at the Electric Ballroom: A big love-in for the youngest Smith

Willow Smith’s first London gig in nearly half a decade was a truly special night


Alicia Keys - Keys review: Playing twice is twice as nice

The 26-song monster acts as its own remix album - but the second round is hardly a hardship to get through


Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined review

Bon Iver, Arca, Julia Holter and more pay tribute to an album of underappreciated genius