Michael Hann

If you can’t get something out of the songs of Shania Twain, you’re a lost cause

Plus: it was awfully nice to have the Sugababes back

She's 58 now, but in a blonde wig, basque and fishnets, she looked two decades younger: Shania Twain at the O2. Image: @fred_thiebaud

Pop critics routinely make the mistake of assuming the most important acts are the ones copied by the groups they like. So to a generation of writers who grew up listening to 1980s and ’90s indie, the Velvet Underground are the second most important group of all time, after the Beatles.

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