Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian

Dorian Lynskey

The Guardian

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Recent articles by Dorian:

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

Regina Spektor: ‘Songs are my byproduct in this world. I leave a trail of them’

On the release of her eighth album, the Russian-born singer-songwriter talks about making music amid children and Covid –and why stories are the best vehicle for emotional truth → Read More

Julee Cruise’s angelic voice guided us through David Lynch’s American hell

The singer blended dream-pop with Americana to eerie effect, and Lynch’s uncanny work elevated her songs to the sublime → Read More

‘The Queen’s gone round the bend!’ – HM in pop, from Slowthai to the Smiths to Blur

She’s been called a fascist, a parasite and a pretty nice girl who doesn’t have a lot to say. So are all pop songs about the monarch treasonous? And are they really directed at her? → Read More

Andrew Fletcher: the pop-loving everyman who held Depeche Mode together

As well as a keyboard player, Fletch was a facilitator – and someone whose cheerleading demeanour helped fans feel closer to the band they loved → Read More

Come to This Court and Cry by Linda Kinstler review – when Holocaust memories fade

What happens if Nazi butchers are ‘reassessed’ in the name of national pride? → Read More

RIP the iPod. I resisted you at first, but for 20 years, you were my musical life

It held my favourite mainstream tracks – and the obscure ones. But it couldn’t hold off the march of time, and Spotify, says freelance writer Dorian Lynskey → Read More