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Jay Z and wife Beyonce perform at a campaign concert for US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in ...

Our weekly round-up of new music includes Jay Z's latest.

Listening Post: Imagine Dragons/Royal Blood/LANY/Nickleback

Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds performs at the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada, last month.

This weeks' releases includes the long-awaited new album from indie darlings Imagine Dragons.

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Steve Earle returns to his country roots on So You Wanna Be An Outlaw.

Steve Earle leads this week's new releases.

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Justin Townes Earle has been a regular visitor to New Zealand.

This week's new music includes a posthumous work from Chuck Berry and a slice of brilliance from Justin Townes Earle (son of Steve).

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Roger Waters performs at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, last month.

Our weekly wrap of new music includes some angry tunes from a veteran Pink Floyd rocker.

Listening Post: Katy Perry/Kevin Morby/Alt J/Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVee

Katy Perry performs during her 4-day tour Katy Perry - Witness World Wide in Los Angeles, California earlier this month.

Our weekly wrap of new music includes Katy Perry and a collaboration from two members of Fleetwood Mac.

Reviews sweet music for Lorde

Lorde's new album Melodrama is earning rave reviews from British and American music critics.

"She is a breath of fresh air with the power of a hurricane."

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Mary J. Blige.

Our weekly wrap of new music includes new music from Mary J Blige and Jon Mayer.

Melodrama: First reactions video

Lorde's second album Melodrama tells a story about the celebrity culture that she has been a part of since her debut ...

OPINION: There is nothing on Lorde's new album that you'd remotely call filler and some of it's her finest work.

London Grammar's same ol' thing

London Grammar, Truth is a Beautiful Thing.

REVIEW: Moody beats and airy keyboards aren't enough to make an album memorable.

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Clear Stones is the first meeting between Maori sound artist Rob Thorne and Berlin-based electronic composer Fis

Our weekly wrap of new music includes an electronica/trad Maori collaboration and some dance punk.

Has Katy Perry lost her Roar?

Katy Perry's Witness is available now.

REVIEW: Perry's jumbled new album diagnoses only her desperation for a hit.

Listening Post: Teeks/Perfume Genius/Polish Club/Harry Styles

Kiwi soul singer Teeks releases his debut EP The Grapefruit Skies on June 23.  The single If Only is out now.

Our weekly wrap of new music includes work from Kiwi artist Teeks and ex-One Directioner Harry Styles.

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Slowdive are back with their first album in 22 years.

Our weekly wrap of new music includes indie shoegaze pioneers Slowdive.

I shared a stage with Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell

It was a career highlight for one Wellington band, who are mourning the passing of the Soundgarden star.

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Raashi Malik and Paul McLaney have collaborated on The Old Traditions

Our weekly wrap of new music includes work from Paul McLaney and ex-Lemonhead Evan Dando.

Harry struggles to develop own Styles

Harry Styles debut solo album is out now.

REVIEW: Styles' debut solo album looks in One Direction - the past

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Gorillaz vocalist Damon Albarn performing at Auckland's Vector Arena in 2010.

Our weekly wrap of new music

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Chris Stein and Debbie Harry of Blondie perform at the Glastonbury Festival in 2014.

Impressively fresh work from Blondie among our wrap of this week's new music.

Listening Post: Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar performs at the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in Manhattan, New York, in September last year.

Our weekly wrap of new music includes work from Kendrick Lamar and the Jesus and Mary Chain.

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Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein at the 2015 New Yorker Festival Wrap Party.

Our weekly wrap of new music includes a live album from veteran rockers Sleater-Kinney.

Listening Post: French For Rabbits

French For Rabbits have expanded into a five-piece for their second album The Weight Of Melted Snow.

Our weekly wrap of new music includes indulgently-named indie popsters, French for Rabbits.

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The Hot 8 Brass Band.

This week's music reviews include the latest effort from Ed Sheeran.

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Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performs at The Domain in Sydney, Australia, last year.

Our weekly wrap of new music

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Singer Alison Krauss.

Our weekly wrap of new music, including Alison Krauss and Syd Barrett

Listening Post: The Bats are back

The Bats are back in the bats-mobile for the first time in five years.

REVIEW: The Bats return with an album that is sturdy of frame and golden of melody.

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New Zealand singer songwriter Nadia Reid performs St Jerome's Laneway Festival last year.

Nadia Reid

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Trent Reznor of  Nine Inch Nails performs at the Voodoo Music Experience concert held at Riverview Park in New Orleans, ...

Sand To Glass

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Brian Eno has mixed cutting-edge technology and art on his latest project Reflections.

Brian Eno 

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Neil Young performs at the Orange Stage at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark, during his tour last year to ...


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