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    The Devon trio clumsily squash totalitarian critique and zany science into stadium-ready anthems

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    Songs are less richly arranged and more direct than previous albums, but the best ones are gripping

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    Tracks are supple and involving, a more complete experience than one might expect from the limited instrumentation

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    The genre-hopping singer takes on the personal and the political with trademark eloquence

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    Tapes from four recording sessions are edited, resulting in an album with a rhythmic core and spartan beats

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    The grand dame of American pop positions herself as a unifying figure, ‘building bridges to a better day’

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    This Simon Rattle-led performance by the London Symphony inspired Barbican audiences to conga down the aisles

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    Fizzing 1973 recordings include three songs rarely heard in the bass player’s repertoire

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    The album unfolds at a leisurely pace, revealing an engaged intelligence and a dreamlike sense of drift

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    After a long wait, the independent popstar’s return is informed by grief and heartbreak

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    Highly enjoyable work from one of the 20th century’s first major female composers

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    The artist probes the borders between reality and illusion to twanging surf guitar

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    The young tyro plays dazzling solos, greeted with a roar of applause

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    Themes of infatuation and hedonism predominate as Danish singer moves from indie margins to pop mainstream

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    The programme is a cycle of love songs drawn from the American songbook, French chanson, blues, samba and soul

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    The band deliver sparkling moments but it is the gripping ensemble narratives that stand out