On her third album, the former Nickelodeon star sheds the cute popstar image, adopting a message of empowerment that rings true
The Rolling Stones: Rarities 1971-2003
‘Brown Sugar’ with your Skinny Latte, sir?
Of course, this being the best rock’n’roll band ever, there are moments of quality. ‘Miss You’ reminds us that, in the late ’70s, the Stones were masters at lounge lizard disco, while, even in a live version from 1997, ‘Wild Horses’ still tugs at the heartstrings. But really, unless you own everything else the Stones have ever even thought about releasing, there are far, far better ways of spending your cash. And much more ethical ones, too.
A smarter and more mature film than the first Bad Neighbours, albeit one that still loves a good dick joke
A satisfying return to Verve form that’s also a churning maelstrom of death, riots, revolution, terrorism and two-faced politicians
Oscar Scheller’s been compared to Blur and Elastica, and that sounds about right
Medium-sized guests and the vibey sounds of tropical house combine on an album that's not quite euphoric