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Lily Allen

Lily Allen banned from GoT

Lily Allen has been banned from talking about Game Of Thrones.

2014's Great Songwriters

SIMON SWEETMAN

1:20pm The cream rises to the top - if you're good enough you'll make it, the best will shine through.

Giant steps for Kiwi band

I Am Giant London-based Kiwi rockers I Am Giant took inspiration from Pink Floyd for their new album.

Monae has secret Obama video

Janelle Monae American R&B artist Janelle Monae apparently has a "top secret" video of the US president dancing.

To be Frank

SIMON SWEETMAN

The movie Frank is a celebration of music - of music-making, of the kinship and camaraderie.

Beethoven triple treat

Pietari Inkinen To hear Beethoven's symphonies back-to-back is to experience the radical nature of the composer's journey.

Ellie wins over Chch

Nelson band Broods, opening for the electro-pop-scene ''it girl'', did not disappoint.

Goulding owned the stage in Wellington

It takes two to tango

Album 'like a love letter'

Ariana Grande This album reminds me of a time when music was about that, the music, not about auto-tune.

Korn's best album yet

Metal fans rejoice - Korn is back with its finest work yet, Lucas Lormans writes.

CD review - The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug

Queen B's new album her best yet

A noisy, grunty debut EP

This is rock played like it should be, noisy and uncompromising, Jason Peters writes.

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