'Colourful, vibrant, sensual!' Stars on Jimi Hendrix, 50 years gone
In awe of everything from his raunchiness to his skill with sheer volume, members of Pixies, Yes, Parliament-Funkadelic, Thin Lizzy and more celebrate the guitar god, who died 50 years ago today
How George Michael Transformed Pop - Thirty years ago, the star released the commercially disappointing Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1. Now, it is rightly recognised as a groundbreaking masterpiece, writes Nick Levine. - BBC Website
Declan McKenna: Zeros review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
McKenna’s second album is in thrall to pop’s 1970s glam heroes, but his lyrics ponder today’s struggles, from the climate crisis to social media
Is Prince’s Sign O’ The Times the greatest album of all time? - As a colossal, remastered edition of Prince’s seminal LP is released, Mobeen Azhar speaks to the people behind the album to find the secret to its brilliance.
Spaza: Uprize! review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month
The Johannesburg-based collective recorded this album as the documentary it accompanies was projected on a wall, creating both testimony and portent