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Before releasing their last album, 2014’s sprawling 24-song exercise in sloppy rock theatre ‘…And Star Power’, Foxygen keyboardist Jonathan Rado hadn’t time for standard- length records. “We just didn’t want…

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“It had better not be shite, Danny.” That’s what returning cast of T2 Trainspotting – Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlysle – told director Danny Boyle…

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If you’re still feeling drained and deadened by the traumas of 2016, perhaps it’s time for a musical tonic. Like cold, clean water, Austra’s ‘Future Politics’ washes clear the mental…

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It would be easy to 
make a politely anodyne film about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, America’s most glamorous First Lady. The wife of President John F. Kennedy was by her husband’s…

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Glancing at Wayne Coyne’s psych rock CV, 
you’d think he was trying to throw the interview. Previous employment? Human hamster. Massive-handed romantic. 
Nun puppeteer. Nudism advisor to Miley Cyrus. Referee…

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Just one of the laugh-out-loud lyrics on grime kingpin Wiley’s booming, swaggering, long-awaited new album: “I’m not a lager lout / But I’m still throwing bars about”. The whole album…

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Though this Oscar-tipped film from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me, Margaret) is named after a scenic seaside town near Boston, Massachusetts, the drama that unfolds is anything…

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When it’s only January but you’re already convinced you’re listening to one of the finest albums of the year, then it’s highly possible you’ve heard something very special indeed. Step…

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From its first moment to its last, La La Land is so adorable that if it had physical form it would be hard to hold back from squeezing it. If…

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When David Bowie returned from exile with 2013’s ‘The Next Day’, an album that wistfully referenced his late-‘70s art-rock heyday, it felt like this eternal futurist was starting to look…

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Back when they formed as teenagers in the mid-00s, The xx’s early interviews and gigs were defined by their anxiousness. They admitted that they never dreamt of, nor searched for,…

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are the huge Hollywood stars you’d most want to get drunk and do karaoke with. They also have proven track records of injecting personality into…

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At the age of three 
Owen Suskind’s speech began to deteriorate. The once chatty kid started to detach from the outside world and retreat into 
a silent one all his…

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This spirited British 
film tackles a topical issue that could be a ticking time-bomb. Although LGBT rights have 
made great strides in recent years, most notably with the introduction of…

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Avenged Sevenfold 
really divide rock fans. One camp berates them as style-over-substance guyliner-wearing pussies. The other side rates 
their constant reinvention and epic live shows – even in the 
face…

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Arriving weeks after the US elected a president who tried to appeal to African-American voters by telling them, “What the hell do you have to lose?”, Chi-Raq is a bold,…

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It’s hard to get too excited about another boxing movie after last year’s Southpaw, which featured a knockout performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, and this year’s endearing Rocky sequel Creed. But…

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Whether through personal enmity or advancing decrepitude, pretty much every new Rolling Stones album in the last 30 years has come with the unspoken caveat that it could – maybe,…

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In a year when fellow superstars Drake and Kanye West have released sprawling, overlong albums and Beyoncé accompanied hers with a 60-minute film, this record’s brevity feels refreshing. ‘24K Magic’…

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When The Weeknd was planning to shear off his dreadlock beehive a couple of months ago, the unanimous phrase of discouragement from those around him – “That’s your whole thing”…

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Usain Bolt has been the fastest man in the world for so many years that it’s hard to really remember a time before him. He turned sprinting from a deathly…

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Although Dawn Richard has never been a household name, she’s definitely had a taste of mainstream success. As a member of R&B girl band Danity Kane, she scored a pair…

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The third album from French dance duo Justice – they’re sort of Daft Punk with tighter jeans – is a tour-de-force that more than justifies the five-year break since their…

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