11 February 2011

The roots of a musical movement

BBC4’s Reggae Britannia shows how Jamaican music provided a joyous soundtrack to political rebellion.

8 October 2009

The indie scene is fun, but it isn’t radical

A new documentary about the music festival All Tomorrow’s Parties tries far too hard to stand up to ‘the man’.

23 December 2008

Twelve months of music to the ears

Across musical genres – from hip-hop to nu-folk, from rock to soul – this year was never short of tuneful delights.

5 September 2008

Modern Guilt: Beck to the future

The ‘coolest Scientologist in music’ may be pushing 40, but his new album is an innovative return to form.