Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian

Dorian Lynskey

The Guardian

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Past articles by Dorian:

Blur review – glorious reunion buzzes with energy and ragged joy

The enduring friendship between Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree shines through in a set that veers from lairy capers to bittersweet ballads → Read More

Billy Joel review – from unhip megastar to precision-tooled entertainment machine

The older, wiser piano man offers up a generous performance of Motown, doo-wop, Tin Pan Alley and, of course, those beautiful ballads → Read More

Depeche Mode review – who knew synth-pop could be this colossal and life-affirming?

Dave Gahan is a mic-spinning, limb-bending, theatrical marvel as the band gallop through decades’ worth of hits. And the presence of Andrew Fletcher, the keyboardist who died last year, is touchingly felt → Read More

‘I felt violated. It was a dark period for all of us’: Sigur Rós on their nightmarish recent years

The band’s image as Iceland’s joyous musical elves was destroyed by allegations of tax evasion and sexual assault. Now a trio, they explain their search for beauty with their first album in a decade → Read More

Is Nick Cave a conservative? Depends what kind of conservative you mean

Speculation over the musician’s political leanings came to a head when he attended King Charles’s coronation. But his slippery stance has little to do with the dominant political tone → Read More

Fancy Bear Goes Phishing by Scott J Shapiro – hacking for beginners

A fascinating history of cybercrime, from teenage pioneers to international bot armies → Read More

The 1975 review – Matty Healy and co don their full meta jackets

First half performance art, second half greatest hits, the band question the very nature of arena rock with unsettling audacity → Read More

Wet Leg review – 2022’s breakout indie stars on comically good form

Despite having fans in Iggy Pop and Barack Obama, the Isle of Wight duo are sticking with small venues for now – and enlivening them with joy and hilarity → Read More

The Climate Book, created by Greta Thunberg review – an angry call for action

The environmental activist curates a supergroup of climate experts in a valuable set of essays, which at times risk overwhelming the reader → Read More

The dark side of the moon: the art of Marcel Dzama

The Canadian polymath’s lush illustrations have long combined innocence with menace. But now, in traumatic times, he wants to put ‘something beautiful out there’ → Read More

Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono review – a rattling good yarn

The U2 frontman’s autobiography is bracingly self-aware, albeit stuffed full of famous names → Read More

Endless Flight: The Life of Joseph Roth by Keiron Pim review – ‘Everywhere is home’

The vagabond life of a brilliant but doomed European genius → Read More

Anarchy in the auction house: the Sex Pistols ephemera that’s pogoing, going, gone

Fancy a Never Mind the Bollocks poster stained with blood from Sid Vicious’s syringe? Two canny collectors are unloading artefacts that reveal the Pistols to be an art project as much as a punk band → Read More

Suede review – secret gig as Crushed Kid is extremely loud and incredibly close

Matching the garage-y sound of their new record to a 300-capacity venue, this show is a euphoric return to basics → Read More

The Libertines review – ageing backstreet squalor and sporting arenas shouldn’t mix

Carl Barât and Pete Doherty produce some strong moments but without their youthful excitement it’s a rickety affair that wasn’t built for a huge venue → Read More

‘It’s place first, not party first’: city mayors on how they are reshaping English politics

England’s directly elected leaders – from Sadiq Khan and Andy Street to Andy Burnham and Joanne Anderson – are shaking up the way the country is run. We paired up six of them to ask where they see the future of politics – clue, it’s not in Westminster → Read More

Adele review – a truly singular blend of talent and Tottenham charm

She may come wreathed in the glamour of Hollywood, but her patter is homegrown – and her vocal artistry has few peers → Read More

‘Miraculously we’re here’: St Vincent, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and more meet biggest Glastonbury crowd in years

McCartney sealed an unforgettable Saturday night after a Friday during which female performers called all the shots → Read More

Glastonbury 2022: fury, fireworks and spectacle as women call the shots

Phoebe Bridgers, Skin of Skunk Anansie, St Vincent and Self Esteem among those packing venues on day four → Read More

At 80, Paul McCartney still makes genius look effortless

The former Beatle has aged with dignity – but not too much of it – and 60 years after his first hit will be headlining Glastonbury → Read More