Classical and Opera Features

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2023

by Michael Hubbard

Listageddon time is nigh, and these are albums that have stuck with us this year. How many have you heard, and what have we missed? 

One For Keeps: Sinéad O’Connor – The Lion And The Cobra

by Ross Horton

Sinéad O’Connor has died. Reflecting on her life and legacy, Ross Horton discusses her debut album, in honour of her memory 

2023 Music Festivals Preview – UK

by Michael Hubbard

The third of our tryptich of summer 2023 music festival previews is – at last – upon us. Step forward, UK!

2023 Music Festivals Preview – London

by Steven Johnson

Part two of our summer music festivals 2023 preview zeroes in on London

2023 Music Festivals Preview – Europe

by Michael Hubbard

The first of our three-part 2023 music festivals preview zeroes in on 10 of the tastiest events from across mainland Europe this summer, from behemoths to genre specialists

Emilíana Torrini & The Colorist Orchestra: “The whole dynamic was about making ...

by Steven Johnson

Emilíana Torrini and Kobe Proesmans of the Colorist Orchestra on the joy of collaboration, navigating extreme weather events, documenting human relationships and creating visual music

Reissues Roundup: De La Soul, Britney Spears, Pink Floyd

by Ian Wade

March’s picks also star OMD, Bacharach & Costello, Chris & Cosey, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, Elton John, Public Image Ltd, The Cinematic Orchestra, The Flaming Lips and more from the NOW and Habibi Funk...

Reissues Roundup: Robert Palmer, Whitney Houston, The Auteurs

by Ian Wade

February’s picks also include Mogwai, Imagination featuring Leee John, a-ha, Haircut 100, A Flock Of Seagulls, Bananarama, The Strokes, Farid El-Atrache, Mull Historical Society, 10cc and Small Faces

Reissues Roundup: New Order, Tori Amos, The Maytals, The xx

by Ian Wade

January’s picks also feature Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs’ Winter Of Discontent, The Skatalites, The Blow Monkeys, Bob Dylan, Cymande, Delays, The Rolling Stones and Dinosaur Jr

musicOMH’s Best Reissues of 2022

by Ian Wade

Rounding up 50 of the year’s best album reissues, compilations and reworkings, from George Michael to T Rex

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2022

by Michael Hubbard

Suddenly, the year is drawing to a close and it’s time once again to pore over the albums that made their mark on our writers

Christmas Albums 2022: Neil Diamond, Louis Armstrong, Debbie Gibson get festive

by Ian Wade

The pick of this year’s seasonal crop also features Chris Isaak, Cliff Richard, A Charlie Brown Christmas and – but of course – Slade

Reissues Roundup: Low, Neil Young, Arthur Russell, Bryan Ferry

by Ian Wade

A curated compedium of December’s repackaged works features Low, Neil Young, Arthur Russell, Bryan Ferry, Fela Kuti, Robbie Williams, The Pastels and Paul McCartney, compilations from Heavenly, Warp and Now… and The Wombles

Reissues Roundup – The Human League, Ride, The Cure, Leonard Cohen

by Ian Wade

November’s bumper roll-call also features Patrick Cowley, Peggy Lee, PJ Harvey, Michael Jackson, Seal, Soft Cell, The Flaming Lips, David Bowie, 2manyDJs, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, That Petrol Emotion and Natalie Imbruglia 

Anaïs Mitchell interview – “Bonny Light Horseman songs are collective musical ...

by Steven Johnson

The background to the trio’s new album Rolling Golden Holy, how their songs differ from her solo work, the concept of ‘cowriting with the traditional’ and some ideal future collaborations

Reissues Roundup: The Beatles, Garbage, Queens Of The Stone Age

by Ian Wade

October’s picks also zoom in on Kylie Minogue, Dexys Midnight Runners, Maha, Japan, Recoil, Marine Girls, David Bowie, Can, INXS, The Libertines and Siouxsie And The Banshees

a-ha’s True North movie is a letter from their dramatic homeland, with a serious ...

by Michael Hubbard

Their second cinematic release in six months also furthers the case for reconsidering their musical legacy beyond the big pop hits

Reissues Roundup: ABBA, Olivia Newton John, Marianne Faithfull

by Ian Wade

September’s selections also feature Roxy Music, Ladytron, Shakespears Sister, David Sylvian, Stereolab, Supergrass, Blur, Slade, House Of Pain, New Radicals, The Heptones and… Aqua

Why I Started… End Of The Road Festival

by MusicOMH

The independent minded and much loved festival is 15 years young. Ahead of this year’s event and the release of a festival-adjacent compilation called Between The Music, co-founder Simon Taffe takes us back to the...

Bruce Hornsby: “Most people in the pop world want to live a white note life. I’...

by Ben Hogwood

The Way It Is singer on scoring for Spike Lee, guarding against chromaticism, his latest album ‘Flicted, and the continued resonance of his best known hit

Reissues Roundup: George Michael, Madonna, Oasis

by Ian Wade

This month’s picks also feature Steps, Max Tundra, Blondie, Joe Meek, R.E.M., Basement Jaxx, Pavement and Dinosaur Jr