8 March 2018

What’s really behind the demise of the NME?

The music press has grown stale as youth culture has become more timid.

27 February 2018

Sorry, Stormzy, but you’ve become boring

The grime artist is now a Guardian editorial made flesh.

25 January 2018

Mark E Smith: the last of the non-conformists

There was no one quite like the Fall’s post-punk poet.

11 January 2018

Lorde and the breathtaking hypocrisy of BDS

Anti-Israel activists pose as freedom-lovers but agitate for censorship.

8 December 2017

Treasures from the purple reign

My Name is Prince is an immersive tribute to one of pop’s late greats.

1 December 2017

Morrissey: dangerously English

Why Moz still shocks after all these years.

20 November 2017

Nick Cave vs the BDS bigots

Three cheers for the Oz rocker performing in Israel on principle.

17 November 2017

Taylor Swift is not an alt-right princess

And no, she doesn’t need to condemn Trump.

3 November 2017

The Smiths are dead, boys

Another reissue of The Queen is Dead? Yawn.