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The Horrors – ‘V’ Review

It’s tempting 
to read the title of The Horrors’ fifth album as a symbol of its sleek, solid contents, but frontman Faris Badwan also wants you to read the ‘V’…

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Film Review

It’s common for action movies to end with a hint at the sequel. The presumed-dead villain opening an eye. A long-lost character emerging from the shadows. The first Kingsman ended…

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Foo Fighters – ‘Concrete and Gold’ Review

Finally, Dave Grohl’s inevitable transition into a flannel shirt-wearing Freddie Mercury-with-tats is complete. Kicking off the ninth Foo Fighters album with one minute and 22 seconds of Queen-worthy bombast, the…

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Sløtface – ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ Review

There’s plenty of reasons to be a bit jittery in 2017. Trump’s teetering on the edge of nuclear catastrophe, and on these shores, Brexit is well in the shitter. It's…

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Rostam – ‘Half-Light’ Review

When Rostam Batmanglij shared an iPhone note in early 2016 saying that he’d left Vampire Weekend, it had been coming. For years he’d been active outside the New York band…

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Prophets Of Rage – ‘Prophets Of Rage’ Review

Some fans struggled to accept it when members of Los Angeles rap-rock renegades Rage Against The Machine formed Audioslave with the late Chris Cornell, who swapped RATM vocalist Zach de…

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‘American Assassin’ – Film Review

American Assassin has been dogged by more controversy than a Donald Trump tweet. Based on the novel series by the late US author Vince Flynn, the film was slammed earlier…

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‘Mother!’ – Film Review

Maybe prepare 
yourself somewhere dark and quiet to have a nice sit down after watching Mother!. You’ll appreciate the opportunity to decompress, even if you emerge with no better idea…

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Superfood – ‘Bambino’ Review

Superfood are a band reborn. At least on paper, it seems. In the three years since their Britpop-tinged debut ‘Don’t Say That’, the Birmingham group have slimmed down a two-piece,…

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‘Wind River’ – Film Review

Warmth is tough to come by in Wind River. The bleak setting is an Indian reservation in the mountains of Wyoming, where spring brings only more snow. Its inhabitants are…

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The National – ‘Sleep Well Beast’ Review

Since The National released sixth album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ in 2013, it’s fair to say the world has found nothing but trouble. Follow-up ‘Sleep Well Beast’ continues the theme,…

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‘It’ – Film Review

The two-part TV version of It looms large in the horror canon, having birthed the evil clown trope, the haunted funhouse attractions at Halloween scare parks and the ‘killer’ clown…

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