ALBUMS REVIEWS

Drake - 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

Drake - 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

Is Drake flipping off the man with his new mixtape? Surprise-released on iTunes (and briefly hosted for free on Soundcloud before promptly vanishing), the 28-year-old Toronto rapper’s latest is rumoured to be a ruse; a ploy to run down his...

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NME RATING

6/10

Will Butler - 'Policy'

Will Butler - 'Policy'

In the Arcade Fire family, Will Butler – the multi-instrumentalist kid brother of frontman Win – comes across as the precocious ADHD toddler of the brood. He's the hyperactive wildman throwing himself around the stage, convulsing like Iggy Pop...

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NME RATING

7/10

Rise Of The Super Furry Animals by Ric Rawlins

Rise Of The Super Furry Animals by Ric Rawlins

According to singer Gruff Rhys, Rise Of The Super Furry Animals “lifts the lid on the revolutionary, crazed and beautiful musical events and conversations” that occurred during the band’s 1990s ascent. Written with help from the Cardiff...

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NME RATING

3/10

7 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

7 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This...

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 might become some of your favourites. We've rounded up seven of the...

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Spectres - 'Dying'

Spectres - 'Dying'

It doesn’t take much to decipher the themes Bristol’s Spectres are exploring on their debut album. The 10 songs on ‘Dying’ are as troubling as the disfigured face that adorns its sleeve. The guitar on 90-second opener ‘Drag’ is fed...

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NME RATING

9/10

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Chasing Yesterday'

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Chasing...

At 47 years old, after more than 20 years in the game and with Oasis now well and truly behind him, what do we really expect from Noel Gallagher? For the first time in a long time, there’s a crop of new British bands who didn’t grow up in...

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NME RATING

7/10

Purity Ring - 'Another Eternity'

Purity Ring - 'Another Eternity'

When Purity Ring posted ‘Push Pull’, the first track from their second album, ‘Another Eternity’, on YouTube last December, a ding-dong broke out among commenters about how to define the kind of music the Canadian duo – producer Corin...

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NME RATING

7/10

THEESatisfaction - 'EarthEE'

THEESatisfaction - 'EarthEE'

THEESatisfaction have released plenty of music in the three years since their well-received debut, ‘awE naturalE’, including a mixtape titled ‘THEESatifisfaction Loves Erykah Badu.’ You can hear Badu’s influence across ‘EarthEE’,...

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NME RATING

8/10

Joker - 'The Mainframe'

Joker - 'The Mainframe'

Bristol’s Liam McLean rose to national attention during the dubstep gold rush of 2009, but the man they call Joker wouldn’t be forced into anyone’s niche. His opulent, melody-stuffed productions owed as much to video-game music and American...

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Lxury - 'Into The Everywhere'

Lxury - 'Into The Everywhere'

As Lxury, Croydon producer Andy Smith is injecting the UK dance scene with a certain restless energy. The 24-year-old’s burgeoning reputation comes Disclosure-approved – they collaborated on his euphoric 2013 single ‘J.A.W.S’ – but...

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NME RATING

8/10

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