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Albums of the week: Sigrid, Dido and Sarah Tandy

Sigrid Raabe, at 22, is a very millennial kind of pop star. Make-up-free, typically dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, the Norwegian singer looks like she should be breezing around the office of a hip tech start-up rather than centre stage everywhere from Glastonbury to the Nobel Peace Prize concert. There’s no diva preening in her songs, which often feature requests to be respected for who she is. “Can I be basic with you?” she requests of a lover on the airy synthpop of Basic. Her roaring breakt

Albums of the week: Ariana Grande, Busted and AJ Tracey

Considering Ariana Grande is now de facto the most powerful force on Planet Pop, there is something disarmingly fragile about the 12 songs collected on thank u, next. They’re silken and soft, all pulses and chimes, sweet like pillow talk. “Lately I’ve been on a roller coaster / Tryna get a hold of my emotions,” she discloses on needy. But do not mistake a confession of vulnerability for weakness. The song has something in common with Cardi B’s Be Careful, which also reclaimed a supposedly negat
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