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Beth Ditto: ‘Taylor Swift’s gay anthem?… Thanks, straight white girl…’

Exclusive: The Gossip frontwoman talks to Roisin O’Connor about her distrust of the ‘pink pound’, experiencing straight privilege in her relationship with a trans man, and the problem with equating poverty with ignorance

Frank Turner’s album No Man’s Land is a case of extreme mansplaining

It’s frustrating to think that, because he didn’t know about these women, he assumed they don’t have significance for others. Well, they do, and I can only imagine that most of them would prefer he left them alone

Friendly Fires, Inflorescent review: Neutered disco-funk

While there are some interesting sounds here and there, the overriding feeling is of a more club-friendly Take That

Now Hear This: Slipknot, YBN Cordae, Marika Hackman and Taylor Swift

In her weekly column, our music correspondent goes through the best (and worst) new releases of the week