M&G Music Reviews

Special Report

M&G Music Reviews

We bring you the latest reviews, from new releases to old classics, essential titles and forgettable flops.


Funk me to outer space

An unlikely collaboration has resulted in one of the finest albums so far this year, writes Lloyd Gedye.

Downright addictive

Watch the Throne by Kanye West and Jay-Z is one of few albums that will have you gasping for more.

Rock 'n roll gem

On this, their fourth album, Van Coke Kartel earn the right to command our respect.

What rhymes with visionary?

Lloyd Gedye discovers three new hip-hop albums that have more to talk about than guns, money, bitches and bling.

Growing pains and cutting their teeth

Genre-defying musicians in South Africa have been doing the rounds for a while, but they have only managed to attract a very particular audience.