Entertainment journalist Brian Raftery examines the odd art of karaoke.
Amateur online reviews are creating competition and democracy in the race to have the first word on new albums.
A debut album written from heartbreak, a Brian-Eno assisted attempt at reinvention, strikingly catchy Southern rock, and more.
Neil Diamond sheds the schmaltz; Lenny Kravitz – inspired throwback or tired mimic?; Madonna delivers on dance; Santogold's belated debut.