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Ludovic Hunter-Tilney has been writing for the FT since 1998.
In 2014 he won the London Press Club’s Arts Reviewer of the year award. He lives in London.
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The electronic-music producer showcases an acute ear for computerised textures across four albums
The Norwegian’s high, unflustered singing sounds good against layers of feedback and guitar distortion
This two-volume collection offers a rewarding portrait of the artist, despite its literary pretensions
The show offered spectacle and a fervent atmosphere, even if one special guest was in poor taste
Pre-eminent figure in modern musical theatre was feted for the sophistication, wit, intelligence and depth of his works
The Newcastle upon Tyne singer-songwriter and the Finnish band are a well-made match
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The synth-pop band combine mannered singing, retro-styling and high seriousness to highly impressive effect
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The chart-topper’s fourth album is fitfully engaging but unimaginative
The singer’s new album makes teasing use of controversy but suffers from a determinedly slow tempo
The singer’s break from touring has yielded an eclectic series of collaborations and his first number single since 2005
Pipe player who formed The Chieftains and made Ireland’s folk music famous around the world
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