Mark Beaumont

Blossoms and Rick Astley play The Smiths? All collaborations should be this random

We'd do well to make the bizarre musical hook-up a legal requirement in the battle against predictable pop

James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Grapefruit Season’ review: his transition to Sheeran 2.0 is complete

The Dublin singer-songwriter has enlisted every trick in the book, from the Big Soul Ballad to EDM pop

Sleigh Bells – ‘Texis’ review: New Yorkers throw off the shackles of conformity

Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller continue to explore new sonic terrain

Netflix isn’t afraid of telling its creators what to do – but at what cost?

Adam Sandler was recently asked by the streamer to move his new film from China to Spain

Various artists – ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ review: a sprawling tribute to ‘The Black Album’

With 53 artists – from Miley Cyrus to Biffy Clyro – let loose on the 1991 classic, the result is fitfully thrilling

Soundtrack Of My Life: Nelly

Hip-hop legend and rap royalty

I did the whole of 2021’s festival season in a week. Here’s what I learned

Like unannounced Amazon PS5 drops or sharing a breakfast with Pete Doherty, 2021 needs to be grabbed while we can. It’s the first year...

The VHS era is over – but some collectors can’t help winding back the tape

Would you drive 600 miles to save your fave videos from the scrap heap? One fan did just that

Saluting Don Everly, a true original of pop’s penchant for a good sibling rival

The legendary Everly Brother helped to expose the stark and difficult reality of working with a familial bandmate