The Listener

‘Left me stunningly bored’: Brat, by Charli XCX, reviewed

29 June 2024 9:00 am

Grade: C I don’t doubt the ingenuity. The mastery of a technology which now exists as a substitute for melody,…

Roisin Murphy: Hit Parade

30 September 2023 9:00 am

The best new album I’ve heard this year: Being Dead’s When Horses Would Run reviewed

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Grade: A– The point of a sudden, abrupt change in the time signature and instrumentation of a song is to…

Metallica: 72 Seasons

6 May 2023 9:00 am

Sam Smith: Gloria

4 February 2023 9:00 am

What’s the point of these soul covers? Bruce Springsteen’s Only the Strong Survive reviewed

19 November 2022 9:00 am

Grade: B What’s the worst-ever cover version (after Madonna’s hilarious stab at ‘American Pie’)? I reckon Creedence Clearwater Revival’s interminable…