Music

17 April 2015

Montage of Heck: nevermind the tragedy

A new rock doc about Kurt Cobain is a paean to the Nirvana frontman’s restless creativity – not his tragic end.

27 March 2015

Kendrick Lamar: rap’s angry young man

To Pimp A Butterfly is a rap classic for Generation Y to call its own.

23 January 2015

Stephen Sondheim: a puzzling genius

The secret of the lyricist-composer’s success? Hard work, a love of crosswords and brilliant librettos.

1 December 2014

Paul Morley: ‘Pop music needs a cull’

The music critic talks to spiked about the hyper nostalgia that is killing pop.

23 September 2014

Nick Cave: grit in the teeth of London's luvvies

20,000 Days on Earth is an engrossing film about an unlikely hero of Britain's middle class.

5 September 2014

Finding Fela: rhythm and revolution

Fela Kuti was that rarest of things: a bona fide, fists-in-the-air pop rebel.

1 September 2014

Kate is great, but she isn’t a god

A Kate Bush fan marvels at Before the Dawn but is irritated by Kate's canonisation.

28 August 2014

Why feminists bow down to Beyoncé

The excitement over Queen B’s ‘feminist’ VMA turn reeks of desperation.

25 July 2014

Five reasons why it’s rock’n’roll to avoid tax

It’s official: the Arctic Monkeys are rock legends.