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Dave and Ansell Collins, Desmond Dekker, Alton Ellis: Reggae

Report and Interview by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 22 May 1971

"Send a reggae band for my wedding reception" said Mick Jagger. The unpredictable move by a Stone symbolised the final acceptance of the music as ...

Little Feat, Big Future

Profile by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 14 July 1973

LITTLE FEAT'S Dixie Chicken is possibly the finest rock record to have come from the other side of the Atlantic since the Allman Brothers were unleashed on ...

Janelle Monáe: Flash forward: Janelle Monáe

Report and Interview by Chris Campion, Observer, The, 14 June 2009

Introducing this month's hottest talent, the android-loving future of R&B. ...

Janelle Monáe: A New Pioneer Of Afrofuturism

Comment by John Calvert, Quietus, The, 2 September 2010

Against a pop climate beset by fraudulent marketing plans on two shiny legs, John Calvert argues that Janelle Monáe brandishes the acetylene torch for radical ...

Janelle Monáe: Imagining Her Own Future

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 10 September 2013

CINDI MAYWEATHER is the central character in Janelle Monáe's last three recordings: the 2008 EP Metropolis, the 2010 album The ArchAndroid, and this month's album, ...

Sweet: Bitter Sweet

Interview by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 7 October 1972

We're tired of being dismissed as a teenybop band say the Wig Wam Bam men ...

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