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Harry Styles – ‘Harry Styles’ Review

So here it is, the album every One Direction fan has been breathlessly waiting for and the album that everyone else has been kinda interested in, y’know, just to see…

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Paul Weller – ‘A Kind Revolution’ Review

It’s 40 years since Paul Weller first sang about “the young idea” on The Jam's 1977 track ‘In The City’, but as he approaches 60, the passage of time has…

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PWR BTTM – ‘Pageant’ Review

Nobody does fun quite like PWR BTTM. The New York duo of Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins throw glitter and wild shapes on stage, and not one of their spirited…

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At The Drive In – ‘in•ter a•li•a’ Review

Bands reunite for all sorts of reasons, but At The Drive In’s has never really been clear. Their much-ballyhooed Coachella comeback in 2012 was bloodless enough to be upstaged by…

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Mac DeMarco – ‘This Old Dog’ Review

From the outside, Mac DeMarco has always been nothing but a baseball cap-donning, gap-toothed prankster. Prone to fart jokes and wacky, ironic Coldplay covers in the middle of one of…

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Kasabian – ‘For Crying Out Loud’ Review

Guitarist and primary songwriter Serge Pizzorno has described Kasabian’s album as more “simple” than their previous work. It’s hard to imagine a pleasure more simple than ‘Club Foot’, a 2004…

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Gorillaz – ‘Humanz’ Review

“It’s America that made Gorillaz,” Damon Albarn said recently. The animated band’s four albums have so far sold 16m copies worldwide – more than Blur – and that’s largely thanks…

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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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