FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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281 Best pop music of 20102010-12-17 16:58:00
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Best pop music of 2010

On the announcement of the BBC's 'Sounds of 2011' list, FT pop critics and panel judges Ludovic Hunter-Tilney and Richard Clayton look back at the year in pop, and forwards to 2011. What do polls like this say about the state of pop? And what do we want our pop music do to - soothe the soul or confront difficult issues? They talk to deputy arts editor Neville Hawcock about their artists and bands of the year: Rumer, Warpaint, Everything Everything, Ellie Goulding, Kings of Leon and Arcade Fire - their band of 2010. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

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286 Pop stars of a certain age2010-11-22
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290 Simon Schama on beasts and beastliness in contemporary art2010-10-14 23:49:00
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291 Shadow Catchers at the V&A2010-10-11 23:00:00
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292 Has Mad Men lost its mojo?2010-10-07 23:00:00
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293 Jan Dalley interviews Sir Nicholas Serota2010-10-06 23:00:00
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