Music writer Anna Hamilton rounds up 2016’s 13 best albums for your listening pleasure.
Regina Spektor’s ‘Remember Us to Life’ is the artist at her best, showcasing her dramatic creative and vocal range.
The Skeleton Tree takes on the heartwrenching aftermath of grief and what happens to those left behind after an unexpected devastating event. Though it’s a departure from past albums from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, it’s a must-listen.
Media coverage of Prince’s death lingers over the fact that he was taking opioid medications, but there’s no surprise there. They were being used to manage his chronic pain, and using his as a figurehead for the “opioid epidemic” hurts addicts and patients alike.
HOPELESSNESS is feminist pop for the apocalypse, a sharp, thoughtful commentary on culture, protest, and society.
What we lost when we lost Prince can’t quite be measured in words, but we’ll try.
Think country music isn’t for you? These 17 songs will make you think again.
There was only ever one song that would make a suitable finale to our musical advent calendar.
Send this link to someone you love, and in the meantime enjoy the dog-reindeer frolics here.
To this day, Last Christmas is the highest-selling single never to reach number one in the UK.