Latest articles from Mark Stead

Review: Neneh Cherry's Broken Politics builds bridges

WITH its "serious" title and its maker still (unfairly) best known for her 30-year-old tough-girl track Buffalo Stance, what’s only the fifth album of Neneh Cherry’s career suggests unstrung anger, aggression and accusation.

Will you love John Grant's new album?

JOHN Grant is one of music’s known unknowns, so when he says the electronica-heavy Love Is Magic showcases the sound he’s always wanted to make, it’s possible that this explosive, acerbic and entertaining singer-songwriter is just messing with us.