ALBUMS REVIEWS

Rolo Tomassi - 'Grievances'

Rolo Tomassi - 'Grievances'

Rolo Tomassi founders Eva and James Spence, still only 25 and 26 respectively, are the only survivors from the Sheffield band’s original line-up. The mathcore tearaways have been together a decade now, and monumental fourth album...

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NME RATING

7/10

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 'Multi-Love'

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 'Multi-Love'

While touring 2013's 'II', Ruban Nielson nearly threw up in his favourite Japanese restaurant. "I was in Uchiko in Austin and I felt so sick I couldn't stand up," he told NME in January. The 34-year-old mentions that same sushi joint in the first...

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NME RATING

9/10

Du Blonde - 'Welcome Back To Milk'

Du Blonde - 'Welcome Back To Milk'

Reinvention is the 2015 thing to do; we’ve got Mumford & Sons kitting out at World Of Leather and pawning their banjos, The Vaccines jacking up on candy pop at Dave Fridmann's studio and Laura Marling channelling Dire Straits. None of them,...

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NME RATING

8/10

9 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

9 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 six of the...

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Shamir - 'Ratchet'

Shamir - 'Ratchet'

For someone born in 1994, Shamir Bailey has managed to absorb a hell of a lot of the soulful plasticity of music made in the ‘80s. ‘Ratchet’, the Las Vegas singer’s debut, contains all the ingredients of vintage dance bangers: metronomic...

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NME RATING

8/10

Brandon Flowers - 'The Desired Effect'

Brandon Flowers - 'The Desired Effect'

Ex-cons, lost angels, stalkers, the struggling, the lonely and the damned. If Brandon Flowers’ 2010 solo debut ‘Flamingo’ celebrated home, faith and the romance of the Mojave Desert, his second, ‘The Desired Effect’, takes a grittier...

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NME RATING

7/10

Holly Herndon - 'Platform'

Holly Herndon - 'Platform'

It has become something of a cliché to wonder where all the protest singers are, as if the only way to tackle questions of politics through music is by pulling out an acoustic guitar. Holly Herndon offers something different. An academic studying...

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NME RATING

8/10

Hot Chip - 'Why Makes Sense?'

Hot Chip - 'Why Makes Sense?'

Among the many lessons pop learned from Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ in 2013 – Pharrell guarantees you a million-seller, Muppets songwriter Paul Williams matches well with hip French electro – there was another compelling...

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NME RATING

8/10

Joanna Gruesome - 'Peanut Butter'

Joanna Gruesome - 'Peanut Butter'

Cracking open Joanna Gruesome’s second album with a squall and a scream, 'Last Year' has singer Alanna McArdle repeatedly yelling, "I will not" and threatening to crush some coward’s skull. But the relationship in question swiftly goes from...

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NME RATING

8/10

The Vaccines - 'English Graffiti'

The Vaccines - 'English Graffiti'

The Vaccines’ ambitions for their third album are a little grander than the generic old chestnut of “we made this record for ourselves and if anybody else likes it, that’s a bonus”. Instead, as frontman Justin Young told NME a few months...

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NME RATING

8/10

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