News featuring Minnie Riperton

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Saturday 12th July

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Thursday 6th March

  • Metronomy: Love Letters review – Heartache with a new-wave groove


    While Alex Turner has been slowly easing his frame into the flesh-suit of an American 17-year-old from the 1950s, the reputation of the fey English frontman has been sustained almost entirely by Metronomy's Joe Mount. It is perhaps testament to his unwitting dedication to being coy and British that Love Letters is the quartet's most indie and foppish-sounding album yet: a string of lo-fi pop songs about heartache eccentrically nuanced with a new-wave groove. The winsome Most Immaculate Haircut is a sweet vignette to insecurity, and The Upsetter is just as wobbly-lipped as its title suggests, Mount meowing mopishly: "Why you giving me a hard time tonight?" In contrast, drummer Anna Prior's soulful backing vocals are glorious, and as her voice blossoms on Month of Sundays with the rapture of Minnie Riperton's Les Fleurs, it almost seems a shame that she doesn't nudge Mount off his podium more often.

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’13 Jan 11 Fri

Friday 11th January

  • Watch Five Classic David Bowie Performances in Honor of His Big Return

    With Found Footage, we dig through the depths of archival video online. From live clips to interviews and music videos, we uncover the best visual documents floating around the web.

    Today, we celebrate what's probably the biggest music news story of this young year: David Bowie's first album in nearly a decade. The Next Day is out in March, features an album cover that desecrates the artwork from "Heroes", and was produced by longtime Bowie collaborator and production legend Tony Visconti. Listen to the new single "Where Are We Now?" here.

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Friday 21st September

  • Geoff Barrow: 'Amy Winehouse had a fake voice'

    Producer claims Winehouse affected her vocal style, saying 'by the end … she had become just a comic character of herself'

    Amy Winehouse had a "fake voice", according to Portishead's Geoff Barrow, who also called the singer "Whiney Shitehouse". Barrow made the remarks in an interview with Electronic Beats, in which he talked about singers who "change their voices" while "still [remaining] them".

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Thursday 20th September

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Wednesday 29th August

  • Soul Man – review

    Stephen Joseph, Scarborough

    There are certain combinations that should never go together: chalk and cheese, oil and water, Verdi and classic American soul – though that doesn't dissuade Chris Monks from having a try. No opera is safe from Monks's satiric reinventions. He has transformed Don Giovanni into a Victorian conjurer, Figaro into a personal fitness trainer and Carmen into a checkout girl in love with a Premiership footballer. Now he gives us Rigoletto reimagined as an off-colour standup comedian playing the Yorkshire club circuit of the 1970s. Many of the details transform as seamlessly as Jonathan Miller's classic mafioso production for ENO: the duke's court becomes Dukes' WMC, where the carpets are sticky and the band plays second fiddle to the bingo machine. Gilda becomes Gina, a waitress, while renaissance intrigue is replaced with an atmosphere of corrupt malevolence reminiscent of David Peace's Red Riding series.

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Monday 13th August

  • King (No 1,329)

    It's a return to the R&B golden age from three women who seem capable of anything – except, perhaps, commercial success

    Hometown: Los Angeles.

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Friday 13th July

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Thursday 23rd February

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Sunday 20th November

  • The vibrant joy of Robert Crumb's album covers

    The cult cartoonist's artwork for various artists has a vividness and oomph that is almost like music in itself

    'Yeah I'll do your album cover, but the only thing is, when I meet Janis, I want to be able to pinch her tit." It was not perhaps the most conventional pact, but legend holds that this was how Robert Crumb accepted the invitation to illustrate his first album cover – for Big Brother and the Holding Company's 1968 long-player Cheap Thrills. The cover itself shows the band's singer, Janis Joplin, as a buxom hippie chick resplendent in a tight green dress; Crumb reputedly earned $600 and stayed up all night on amphetamines to finish it.

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