Laura Nyro

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Janis Ian plays her guitar at a recording studio in Bradenton, Florida. At 70, she is releasing a final album, The Light at the End of the Line. Photograph: Eve Edelheit/New York Times

On a recent morning, Janis Ian spoke expansively from her work space in Florida about a 50-year career marked by literary lyrics, social activism and (...)

You want music that winds you down, but also engages your ears and your musical sensibilities, and is written by real, talented artists and not some mindless mindfulness algorithm. Photograph:  Getty Images

It seems a long time since we had time on our hands – but time is pretty much all we have now as we wait for this crisis to run its course and – hopef(...)

Art Simon and Paul Garfunkel: Bridge over Troubled Water was  the best-selling LP for 1971, 1972 and 1973.  Yet no student  ever posed with it under their oxter. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

I’ll tell you what I hate (again). I hate the “[X] for people who don’t like [X]” construction. Nothing is more likely to win me round to the merits o(...)

It was obvious to anyone with a pair of ears that Shura’s 2016 debut album, Nothing’s Real, was something special. Through a series of lo-fi, electron(...)

There may be a better version of gender equality now, but in the 1960s, in the early stages of the pop/rock music industry, there was both a shocking (...)

Moving on is one of Laura Marling’s more intriguing tendencies. So is her work rate – in less than 10 years she has released six studio albums, and th(...)