DJ and producer Quantic's new album turns everything you thought you knew about Hispanic music on its head. He tells Tom Horan how his six-week trip to Colombia turned into a six-year stay
Michael Hann: During the heyday of Blur and Oasis, ruthless ambition became the order of the day, as scores of unrelentingly pedestrian bands ditched everything that once made British pop music interesting
Being at the heart of the indie scene in the 90s wasn't as much fun as it seemed on the pages of the NME. Members of Dodgy, the Bluetones, Menswe@r, Salad and Marion remember the dark days of Britpop – and what has happened since
To celebrate this year's Record Shop Day the husband-and-wife folk duo played whistle-stop shows in London and New York. Hazel Sheffield joined them on their journey
Steve Rose: The actor on why he's happy inside Frank Sidebottom's fibreglass head for Lenny Abrahamson's comedy about an eccentric band – and his own teenage fantasies of rock stardom
Alexis Petridis: It's hardly the big personal reveal that it's been promoted as, but Damon Albarn's first solo album is still a lovely piece of work
Open thread: In the wake of the online furore over Avril Lavigne's latest promo, we want your nominations for the worst music videos of all time
Rap group's leader says they have to resolve their dispute with Raekwon, who has condemned new material as 'mediocre'
Politician says those who condemn the Canadian seal cull should 'talk to the people whose lives are affected by the seal hunt'
The pioneering folk-punkers didn't just rework the past at their 30th anniversary celebrations, but they always went full-tilt, writes Robin Denselow
The OneRepublic frontman talks to Michael Cragg about working with Harry Styles, Beyoncé's writing skills and Bono's casual attitude to security
He might not like playing live, but the Massive Attack mainstay's career survey held the audience in the palm of his hand, writes Malcolm Jack
Today's entry in our playlist series sees our lover of all things twangy and bearded recommending five new songs from the States
Engineer Chauncey Mahan detained after reportedly trying to extort money for safe return of rapper's master tapes