From Matmos to Grimes, a new wave of music is critically engaging with environmental politics – but what does it sound like?
To celebrate the publication of Neil Tennant’s collected lyrics, Michael Bracewell reflects on one of the great synth-pop groups
Xenophobia has escalated to ‘emergency’ levels but the most watched music video on Italian YouTube is by a Tunisian-Italian artist
The Carters’s museum takeover powers through art history’s greatest hits – with a serious message about how the canon treats black bodies
Paul Rekret surveys ‘chill wave’, the mellow pop, sepia-toned indie and tropical dance tropes in new music releases
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Looking back on the Rockumentary