On Pop

Country music has a frontline place in the culture wars, says Sarah Ditum

The average rock band from the 1980s onwards dressed as if they were going to fix your car, not blow your mind

How do you love a song you disagree with?

It took me a while but now I really appreciate Amy Winehouse

A good Bond song should include swooning strings, stabbing horns and a chorus the size of the moon, explains Sarah Ditum

The space for criticism to exist grows smaller and the archways that sustained its presence crumble away, laments Sarah Ditum

In praise of pop smut

Everything with The Beatles happened at double time, thrilling but draining too, says Sarah Ditum

When things are desperate, you don’t want to be the audience, you want to be the show

How the musical sensation, Six, uncovers more than just the stories of Henry VIII’s wives