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‘For the first time’ by Black Country, New Road

The debut from the latest British Art School Band delivers perfect pop with arch lyrics that owe a debt to Jarvis Cocker

The composition of emotion: Rose Riebl

The pianist and contemporary classical composer bringing a virtuosic touch to minimalism

Stopped back in time: Kylie Minogue’s ‘Disco’

The showbiz trouper delivers another album of spare, efficient pleasure

Sikh and ye shall find

The psychedelic origins of a popular yoga blessing

Ready steady gone

The passing of its figureheads underscores pop music’s waning influence on personal identity

The glass curtain

Classical music’s problem with women

Song sisters

The soundtrack to documentary ‘Brazen Hussies’ shows a breadth of feeling about women’s liberation in Australia

Family ties: ‘Crossover’ by Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

Straddling funk and soul, the singer/songwriter’s latest album has family and culture at its heart

The last days of disco: ‘Róisín Machine’

Róisín Murphy’s latest album is unusually mature pop driven by restlessness

Listening to Roberta Flack

‘First Take’, released 50 years ago, still echoes through the present

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