Low’s ‘Double Negative’: studies in slow transformation

Twelve albums in, the Minnesota three-piece can still surprise in their unique way

Remembering Aretha Franklin

The Queen is dead; long live the Queen

Leonard Bernstein: show tunes and symphonies

Centenary celebrations highlight the composer’s broad ambitions and appeal

The disappointment of The Carters’ ‘Everything Is Love’ and Kanye West’s ‘Ye’

New albums from Beyoncé and Jay-Z and Kanye West bare all yet share nothing

Primitive Motion’s ‘House in the Wave’ and Totally Mild’s ‘Her’

Two Australian groups use vocals to swoon-worthy effect

Mona Foma: Dark Mofo’s sunnier sister

A particularly genteel and suitably confusing festival

What happened to indie music

From Neutral Milk Hotel to Justin Timberlake

Inside the Hot Dub Time Machine

The Australian musical export that’s making history

The xx’s polite party in Sydney

The British band bring their intimate sound to an expansive venue

The possible future

Björk moves towards renewal on ‘Utopia’