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Manchester's favourite miserabilist gets back on his political soapbox

In this week's music special we get the inside track on Morrissey's first album in five years. Music critic Mariam Saab tells us how the former Smiths front man has returned to the controversial issues that landed him in hot water in the past. Business is booming for those factories still pressing vinyl: old-school records have bucked all the trends and are selling better every year.

And we get a preview of Cameroonian singer Irma's second album, she'll be performing at some of Europe's summer festivals. And we take a look at the Francofolies and the Black Summer Festival here in Paris.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Mariam SAAB

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2015-03-31 culture

Asaf Avidan's Gold Shadow

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2015-03-30 culture

Jeanne Added on her classical pop-crossover

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2015-03-27 culture

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2015-03-26 culture

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2015-03-25 culture

Film Show: 'Dear White People', 'All About Them' and 'All About Eve'

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