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James Blunt on Brexit, his father, and his new album Once Upon a Mind

The singer-songwriter talks to Ed Cumming about political limbo, his personal new album, being mistaken for a Star Wars fan, and why being on stage is like removing your clothes and not impressing anyone

Now Hear This: Bakar, Hiss Golden Messenger, Lonepsi and OK OK

In her weekly column, our music correspondent goes through the best new releases of the week, from French rap to Danish trap

The best albums of 2019 (so far)

There have already been some fantastic releases this year

Now Hear This: HAIM, Max Pope and spotlight artist More Giraffes

In her weekly column, our music correspondent goes through the best new releases of the week

As 'Care Package' proves, Drake has mastered the art of cashing in

Fans likely won't care, but this repackaging of old tracks feels like another easy money-spinner from the king of streaming

Vampire Weekend trade boat shoes for flip flops on Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride pairs airy jaunts with obsessions over romantic doom and complacency, but arcs towards redemption and renewal

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker: ‘We’re all brainwashed’

As the US indie band release their third album, ‘UFOF’, their ethereal frontwoman talks to Alexandra Pollard about letting go, healing trauma and her open-hearted music