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Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound & Color’

One of the biggest hurdles facing Alabama Shakes on ‘Sound & Color’ is that you’ll never be able to hear Brittany Howard’s voice for the first time again. The novelty…

9 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

You know about the big releases each week, but what about those smaller albums which may have passed underneath your radar. Don't miss out on the smaller, lesser-known gems which…

Blur – ‘The Magic Whip’

The global Blur journey continues. From their corner of Colchester they’ve hit London’s Primrose Hill for 1993’s ‘For Tomorrow’, the vomit rivers of Greek island Mykonos on 'Girls And Boys',…

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Warmdüscher – ‘Khaki Tears’

‘Warmdüscher’ is a German word for a wimp, roughly translating as “you take warm showers” It seems like the sort of insult Saul Adamczewski and Jack Everett of Fat White…

The Wombats – ‘Glitterbug’

Since 2007, The Wombats have fulfilled a basic human, but peculiarly British, need for melodic, irreverent indie pop that doesn’t take itself too seriously. They’ve always hinted at an inner…

Waxahatchee – ‘Ivy Tripp’

On her first two albums, 2012’s ‘American Weekend’ and 2013’s ‘Cerulean Salt’, Alabama-raised singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield backed exquisitely delicate melodies with a tough grunge sensibility. The 26-year-old’s simple songs about…

5 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

You know about the big releases each week, but what about those smaller albums which may have passed underneath your radar. Don't miss out on the smaller, lesser-known gems which…

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

You hear a lot of things about Kurt Cobain, some of them apparently contradictory. That he was funny. That he was tortured. That he was ambitious and hungry for fame.…

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress’

Twenty-one years have passed since their formation, but Montreal’s apocalypse orchestra remain stubbornly outside the mainstream. Yes, there have been overtures from the establishment – 2012 comeback album ‘Allelujah! Don't…

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’

Odd to recall, looking back, how Odd Future were greeted as potential wreckers of civilisation on their arrival in 2010. They didn’t, as it happens, rape and pillage hip-hop and…

Young Fathers – ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’

Alright, let’s just set aside the whole idea of a Mercury Prize 'curse' and concede that had Young Fathers not scooped that £20,000 last October, the Edinburgh trio (beat man…

9 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

You know about the big releases each week, but what about those smaller albums which may have passed underneath your radar. Don't miss out on the smaller, lesser-known gems which…