22nd November, 2015
Justin Bieber: effortlessly nimble

Time was when young singer-songwriters could be relied upon to express the sentiments of discontented youth: emotional volatility, political idealism and indiscriminate lust. It was also a safe bet that whichever musical style they adopted, your mother wouldn’t like it.

But that was all before the ‘young fogey’ movement. Essentially, it’s a sweet idea: music by the young, for the young and the young-at-heart – mothers and daughters, swaying and swooning in unison,...

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