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Bully – ‘Losing’ Review

We very nearly lost Bully’s Alicia Bognanno to the other side of the mixing desk. Six years ago the ferocious guitarist and frontlady was interning as a sound engineer at…

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Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Beach House 3’ Review

Ty Dolla $ign has a reputation: he’s the ace writer and producer (credits include a co-write on Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney’s ‘FourFiveSeconds’) whose own output – crisp hip-hop with…

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Weezer – ‘Pacific Daydream’ Review

It’s 23 years since Weezer gave geeks a voice with awkward anthems ‘Buddy Holly’, ‘The Sweater Song’ and ‘Say It Ain’t So’. With that in mind, they could easily have…

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Ecca Vandal – ‘Ecca Vandal’ Review

Ecca Vandal’s debut album is a game of two halves. The first is a bruising, brutal collection of party anthems and the latter a restrained, synth pop-tinged breather. Either way,…

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Niall Horan – ‘Flicker’ Review

While Harry Styles cracked jokes and Liam Payne handled the polite stage patter - "Guys, thanks so much for coming!" - Niall Horan seemed to spend a large portion of…

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Krept & Konan – ‘7 Days / 7 Nights’ Review

Asked in their recent NME interview why he and collaborator Casyo ‘Krept’ Johnson chose to release two mixtapes – one daytime-themed rap record (‘7 Days’) and one slinky R&B collection…

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Margo Price – ‘All American Made’ Review

It’s only been 18 months since Margo Price released her debut solo album, but the Nashville-based singer-songwriter still has a lifetime of experience to draw on for the upbeat, vintage…

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King Krule – ‘The Ooz’ Review

Welcome back inside Archy Marshall’s mind. Four years ago, on ‘Cementality’, he sang, “Brain, leave me be / Can’t you see these eyes are shut”. That song featured on ‘6…

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Beck – ‘Colors’ Review

Beck is not one for repeating himself. Each record of his 12-album, 25-year career brings something a little bit different to the table – while remaining distinctly Beck. 1996’s ‘Odelay’…

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St Vincent – ‘Masseduction’ Review

Three years ago, Annie Clark sent out an “autumn hello” to her newsletter subscribers. “Last night,” she recounted, “I attended a party meant to celebrate ‘fashion’ where I felt woefully…

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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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