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Alexis Petridis

Alexis Petridis

    Mbongwana Star: thrillingly wrong-footing Congolese music
    Mbongwana Star: thrillingly wrong-footing Congolese music
    The western producer of this bustling new project eschews the respectful approach to African music - and it's all the better for it.
    FKA Twigs: A mystery that's worth solving
    FKA Twigs: A mystery that's worth solving
    Another supposedly mysterious pop star turns out to be a pretty normal human being - but with songs this good, who cares?
    A career of being contrary
    A career of being contrary
    The streetwise, tough image was matched by songs of real tenderness and fragility. Lou Reed always did the opposite of what he was expected to do.
    Keeping up with Mr Jones: Where’s David Bowie Now?
    Keeping up with Mr Jones: Where’s David Bowie Now?
    Listening to his latest album makes you hope it’s not a one-off, that musician David Bowie's return continues apace.
    He predicts the end but can’t stop working
    He predicts the end but can’t stop working
    Nick Cave’s output is more prolific than ever. He talks to Alexis Petridis about his new album — and why he would like to retire.
    Bowie on top of the pops again
    Bowie on top of the pops again
    In an era of gossip websites and Twitter rumours, one of the world's biggest stars can still surprise ... by doing nothing more than making an album.
    Bobby Womack: From soul survivor to the bravest man in the universe
    Bobby Womack: From soul survivor to the bravest man in the universe
    Bobby Womack is so proud of his magnificent new album that nothing will stop him talking about it.
    Winehouse posthumously polished up for Christmas market
    Winehouse posthumously polished up for Christmas market
    Lioness: Hidden Treasures tells you a lot about Winehouse, albeit sometimes unwittingly.
    You get what you need
    You get what you need
    Never one to give 'em what they want, Robert Plant goes his own way again and Alexis Petridis approves.
    Ageing (dis)gracefully
    Ageing (dis)gracefully
    Among the rock stars recently given another chance is Grace Jones, promoting her first new album in 19 years.
    Flawed but not futile
    Flawed but not futile
    Badly Drawn Boy: Have You Fed the Fish? By Alexis Petridis.