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Kelela – ‘Take Me Apart’ Review

“It’s not a break-up, it’s just a breakdown, we’re spinning around,” sings Kelela towards the end of this long-awaited debut album. Concise and candid, it’s typical of ‘Take Me Apart’,…

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Alex Lahey – ‘I Love You Like A Brother’ Review

Alex Lahey’s debut album ‘I Love You Like A Brother’ revels in its imperfections. In 10 succinctly crafted tracks - the Australian newcomer is relatable and brutally honest - all…

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Liam Gallagher – ‘As You Were’ Review

Stop everything guys, because it’s finally here. Liam Gallagher’s album might be the most eagerly awaited solo debut of the year, but is it any good? The answer, thankfully, is…

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Marilyn Manson – ‘Heaven Upside Down’ Review

For more than 20 years Marilyn Manson has been the snake in pop and rock’s Garden of Eden. Modern music’s most famous Satanist has thrived there, hissing at any cherubic…

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Protomartyr – ‘Relatives In Descent’ Review

There’s a line on the new Protomartyr record, ‘Relatives In Descent’, that proves that no other band can rival their ability to conjure such bleakness - but inject hope all…

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Miley Cyrus – ‘Younger Now’ Review

She might still be only 24, but Miley Cyrus’s career has already come full circle. The child of country royalty – her father is Billy Ray Cyrus of ‘Achy Breaky…

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Wolf Alice – ‘Visions Of A Life’ Review

"If we had an inkling of an idea, even if it seemed a bit silly, we'd try it out and see what happened," Ellie Rowsell said earlier this year about…

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Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Strangers In The Alps’ Review

Like Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen? Then get ready to fall head over heels in love with Los Angeles’ Phoebe Bridgers. ‘Strangers In The Alps’ is a less a…

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Enter Shikari – ‘The Spark’ Review

Lots of musicians are busy making albums about the political chaos engulfing the world today, but only Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds has been driven to an all-out breakdown by it…

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The Killers – ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ Review

The title fight between Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas that the standout track from The Killers’ fifth album is named after was one of boxing’s most legendary upsets, in which…

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The Horrors – ‘V’ Review

It’s tempting 
to read the title of The Horrors’ fifth album as a symbol of its sleek, solid contents, but frontman Faris Badwan also wants you to read the ‘V’…

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Foo Fighters – ‘Concrete and Gold’ Review

Finally, Dave Grohl’s inevitable transition into a flannel shirt-wearing Freddie Mercury-with-tats is complete. Kicking off the ninth Foo Fighters album with one minute and 22 seconds of Queen-worthy bombast, the…

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