On her third album, the former Nickelodeon star sheds the cute popstar image, adopting a message of empowerment that rings true
LCD Soundsystem : Losing My Edge/Beat Connection
Respect for our Single Of The Week...
"I was there," he mumbles disingenuously over ‘Losing My Edge’’s minimal Casiotone crunch "in 1968 at the first Can show in Cologne", before going on to namecheck The Sonics, Mantronix, Suicide and the Human League. Dig this record not because it’s fashionable and cool, but because it’s the sound of a major new talent striving - and succeeding - to be original. Respect.
A smarter and more mature film than the first Bad Neighbours, albeit one that still loves a good dick joke
A satisfying return to Verve form that’s also a churning maelstrom of death, riots, revolution, terrorism and two-faced politicians
Oscar Scheller’s been compared to Blur and Elastica, and that sounds about right
Medium-sized guests and the vibey sounds of tropical house combine on an album that's not quite euphoric