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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Film Review

When the first Guardians Of The Galaxy film hit cinemas three summers ago, it benefited from the element of surprise. No Marvel Studios blockbuster is ever an underdog, but few…

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Kendrick Lamar – ‘DAMN.’ Review

Faith, p***y and politics – the mind of Kendrick Lamar is a hectic, action-packed place. The triumphant Compton MC might have cut down the number of tracks on his fourth…

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While She Sleeps – ‘You Are We’ Review

It always feels like While She Sleeps got a little lost in the British metalcore uprising over the last decade. While contemporaries and fellow Sheffield lads Bring Me The Horizon…

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Maximo Park – ‘Risk To Exist’ Review

Trump’s quasi-fascist Presidency-for-profit, Brexit’s lies, Tory election fraud, the cruelty of austerity, Syria – with the world going to hell in an ‘I’ve Spent The Public’s Millions Golfing At Mar-a-Lago’…

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Tinie Tempah – ‘Youth’ Review

Tinie Tempah is UK rap’s nice guy done good. He’s the charmer who grew up on a London estate, cut his teeth on pirate radio and struck gold with ‘Pass…

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Little Dragon – ‘Season High’ Review

You could be forgiven for expecting Little Dragon’s fifth album to sound kind of strained. When the Swedish electro crew announced ‘Season High’, their follow-up to 2014’s Grammy-nominated ‘Nabuma Rubberband’,…

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Actress – ‘AZD’ Review

Darren Jordan Cunningham has been making boundary-pushing electronic music under the Actress name for well over a decade. His last album, 2014’s ‘Ghettoville’, was a dark, glitchy and soulful triumph.…

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‘Fast and Furious 8’ – Film Review

For the second half of its existence, the Fast and Furious franchise has been hurtling, engine roaring and muscles vibrating, away from sense. It has whizzed past logic. The laws…

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ – Film Review

Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary on race in America is as despairing as it is inspiring. Inspiring because of the change that occurred in such a short space of time in…

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Blaenavon – ‘That’s Your Lot’ Review

Blaenavon have always had time on their side, which is just as well, because they’ve taken rather a lot of it to release their debut album. The Hampshire trio first…

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Future Islands – ‘The Far Field’ Review

For ‘The Far Field’, Future Islands’ fifth album, the Baltimore trio find themselves in an unfamiliar position. For the first time in their 11-year career, they are making new music…

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Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ Review

From sombre singer-songwriter through to perky freak-folk wanderer, and now a sassy amalgam of US shock-comic Louis CK and singer Warren Zevon in a silk smoking jacket – or, in…

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