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Migos – ‘Culture II’ review

Asked recently to name his favourite rappers, Migos head honcho Quavo rattled off the following list: Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Gucci Mane – before impishly throwing himself…

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Justin Timberlake – ‘Man Of The Woods’ Review

Do not be fooled by JT’s new outdoorsy image. The smell of aged leather, woodsmoke and school orienteering trips might ooze flagrantly out of the soul marvel’s new look, but…

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Khruangbin – ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ Review

Feeling stressed? Are the woes of another grey, cold winter weighing heavy on your shoulders? Do you need an escape? Do you need sunshine? Well, you could do worse than…

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Yungblud – ‘Yungblud’ Review

If you were gonna stitch together a rock star who encapsulated some of the very best bits of 21st century music, it would look a lot like Yungblud. Nineteen-year-old Dominic…

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Django Django – ‘Marble Skies’ review

Django Django, a London four-piece often decked out in matching sci-fi T-shirts like a krautrock beach volleyball team, are masters of merging flesh and diode. Earlier albums have sounded like…

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Marmozets – ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ review

Marmozets’ attempts to bring math-rock to the masses is what’s made them so appealing. Their complex, time signature-hopping riffs and rebellious, catchy lyrics help the Yorkshire quintet stand out as…

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Dream Wife – ‘Dream Wife’ review

God damn have we been waiting a long time for a band like Dream Wife. They’ve got the art school cred – they all met while studying down in Brighton but…

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Fall Out Boy – ‘Mania’ review

Over the past 17 years, beloved Chicagoans Fall Out Boy have released six massive albums, played hundreds of stadium shows, headlined dozens of festivals and even found the time for a…

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Tune-Yards – ‘I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life’ review

When Merrill Garbus emerged nine years ago as Tune-Yards, she was a one-woman force of nature armed with just a ukulele, a loop pedal and one hell of a pair…

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Porches – ‘The House’ Review

Isolation, introspection and water metaphors defined Porches’ second album, 2016’s ‘Pool’. On first listen to his third record, it might seem that the past two years have changed the newly bleach-blonde,…

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Shopping – ‘The Official Body’ Review

When London punks Shopping shared the first taster of their third album ‘The Official Body’ back in September - slinking tune 'The Hype' - singer Rachel Aggs said the song…

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First Aid Kit – ‘Ruins’ Review

The Söderberg sisters first came to prominence a decade ago when self-shot footage of them singing a Fleet Foxes song in a moody forest near their Swedish home went hipster-viral.…

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