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Neil McCormick

Anna Calvi, Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Mercury Prize 2014: mixed reaction to 'obscure' shortlist

First Reaction
Thu 11 Sep, AT 13:19

Shifting focus from popular guitar bands, list includes jazz and spoken word – but where are the big names?

Black Sabbath's '13' is metal band's first No. 1 in 43 years

One-Minute Read
Mon 17 Jun, AT 12:27

Overcoming walk-outs, cancer and alcoholism, Ozzy Osbourne's veteran band make it back to top of chart

David Bowie breaks silence with 'beautiful' new single

First Reaction
Tue 8 Jan, AT 11:56

British singer dispels retirement rumours with a new single and first album in ten years

Is Adele's Skyfall theme song just a James Bond cliché?

First Reaction
Fri 5 Oct, AT 10:44

Adele song falls into the pastiche category, say critics, but it will make it to number one

Skyfall leak: Is Adele's James Bond theme song any good?

First Reaction
Tue 2 Oct, AT 15:47

'A Bond song that actually stirs the heart,' says one critic, as preview of the track appears on the internet

Fans walk out of Madonna's 'boring' Hyde Park concert

Talking Point
Wed 18 Jul, AT 12:21

The pop queen's London gig is marred by poor song choice and muffled sound