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Paramore, Drake Rock Into the Night at New Jersey's Bamboozle

Live Review by Maura Johnston, Rolling Stone, 2 May 2010

DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS of the two-day New Jersey parking-lot festival known as the Bamboozle, attendees wander around the Meadowlands grounds, scoring rides on the ...

Drake: Thank Me Later

Review by Paul Lester,, June 2010

DRAKE IS THE Vampire Weekend of rap – he ticks all the wrong boxes, especially for a milieu that privileges poverty and strife. ...

Drake: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 10 January 2011

DRAKE was one of 2010's more singular success stories. ...

Drake: Take Care (Cash Money Records)

Review by Mike Diver,, November 2011

Drake is here for the long run — and he's already outrunning most. ...

Drake: Perception Is Reality

Comment by Juliette Jagger,, January 2012

HIP-HOP ARTISTS are reigning supreme right now because they are the only one's who have real shit. In the midst of this rock drought we ...

Drake: Nothing Was The Same

Review by Kate Allen, Planet Notion, September 2013

IN A post Kanye-West-interview-with-Zane-Lowe world, Drake is looking like an average Joe. He's a heavyweight big-name, big-bucks star, yet he registers nowhere on the insanity ...

Drake: Nothing Was The Same

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, 23 September 2013

HIS LAST ALBUM, Take Care, was a multi-platinum-selling number one around the globe, but if anything this has plunged hip hop's most angst-ridden player into ...

Drake/The Weeknd: Manchester Arena

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 12 March 2014

ABEL TESFAYE, aka the Weeknd, is receiving the kind of cheers you rarely hear for what is technically a support act. The fast-rising 22-year-old Toronto ...

Drake: If You're Reading This, It's Too Late

Review by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 13 February 2015

ON THURSDAY NIGHT, Drake did what is increasingly becoming known as "a Beyoncé" and dropped, without warning, If You're Reading This, It's Too Late, the ...

How Drake became the all-pervading master of hyper-reality rap

Comment by Simon Reynolds, The Guardian, 28 April 2016

The Canadian artist's success at spreading both his sound and self far and wide owes much to his desire to be everything to everybody – ...

Streaming is skewing the pop charts

Comment by Lisa Verrico, The Sunday Times, 7 August 2016

Drake's 'One Dance' was No 1 for 15 weeks. The charts are stalling and need a rethink ...

American Music Awards: anti-Trump sentiment peppers pop's timid party

Report by Maura Johnston, The Guardian, 21 November 2016

Usually the awards show is a chance for those who turn up to walk away with a gong, but this year several acts and presenters ...

Where are the political pop stars?

Report and Interview by Lisa Verrico, The Sunday Times, 11 December 2016

Selfie-obsessed stars are selling out to the power of branding. ...

Drake: More Life

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 20 March 2017

Drake's More Life is Another All-Purpose Emoji ...

Drake review: O2, London

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 13 April 2019

Dazzling visuals have no story to tell in a disjointed set with killer hits – and money – to burn. ...


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