Pop Music

Good art doesn’t have to be politically correct

Naive proposals to “decolonise” Western classical music risk losing the richness of its history

The glorious heyday of Roxy Music, when just to be a fan of a band that sounded like no other was like being in an exclusive club

How a song can drift across a life

Music today is anodyne compared to the heydays of Britpop and the sixties and seventies

Nostalgia has long been the key to pop’s survival

As long as the fans are alive, it seems that a band can keep going

It is time, once again, to take a chance on Abba

The end of the Sparks brothers’ career matches the intensity and originality of its beginning

Do pop stars have what it takes to succeed in the theatre?