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Pup - 'Pup'

Pup - 'Pup'

Twenty years after Weezer’s debut album practically invented the genre, Toronto four-piece PUP are giving geek rock an upgrade. And while these ten songs trade on Rivers Cuomo’s gawky verve – opener ‘Guilt Trip’ is the best song that...

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8/10

School Of Language - 'Old Fears'

School Of Language - 'Old Fears'

For his second LP as School Of Language, Field Music’s David Brewis elected to draw from experience – specifically the painful, awkward ones of his late teens and early twenties. Nothing particularly surprising there, you might say: who...

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8/10

Broods - 'Broods' EP

Broods - 'Broods' EP

Sultry synth-pop siblings Caleb and Georgia Nott share a producer – Joel Little – with pop megalith Lorde. The duo’s debut EP mines a similar groove to the teenage star’s album from last year, and has a richly layered studio sound. Lead...

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NME RATING

7/10

Sohn - 'Tremors'

Sohn - 'Tremors'

Vienna-based producer SOHN keeps a shadowy profile. Since he emerged in 2012 with breakout single ‘The Wheel’, personal details about the rising 4AD signing have been kept to a minimum. Even he seems unsure of his identity on debut album...

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NME RATING

7/10

Off! - 'Wasted Years'

Off! - 'Wasted Years'

Flying the flag for old school hardcore, the third ‘Off!’ album is a gleefully relentless thrashabout made up of 16 knee-in-the-nuts mini-ragers, each largely indiscernible from the last, all hanging insolently around the one and a half minute...

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7/10

Jaguar Skills - '90s Hip Hop Revisited'

Jaguar Skills - '90s Hip Hop Revisited'

New York’s Nervous Records is best known for its house output, but also released some quality boom-bap hip-hop in the 90s with KRS One and Smif-N-Wessun among its alumni. For this mix album, DJ Jaguar Skills has taken 65 songs and acappellas...

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NME RATING

8/10

Ratking - 'So It Goes'

Ratking - 'So It Goes'

“So it goes” is a phrase coined by Kurt Vonnegut in his World War Two novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Used to illustrate the senselessness of war, it’s invoked in moments where we’re reminded how fragile life can be. As Vonnegut put it,...

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NME RATING

7/10

Iydes - 'Phase' EP

Iydes - 'Phase' EP

If you want to hear how the intersection between moody bass music and techno can sound as exciting as a roller-disco with wolves, listen to the new Burial EP. If, however, you’re after something that follows a far more demure path in that...

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NME RATING

7/10

Johnny Cash - 'Out Among The Stars'

Johnny Cash - 'Out Among The Stars'

Johnny Cash died over 10 years ago, but the music keeps on coming (this is the third album proper, alongside numerous reissues and compilations) and that’s always been the subject of debate. On the one hand, you can argue that he’s an...

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NME RATING

5/10

Band Of Skulls - 'Himalayan'

Band Of Skulls - 'Himalayan'

Having spent a considerable amount of time following 2012’s ‘Sweet Sour’ supporting Queens Of The Stone Age and Muse in some of the world’s vaster enormodomes, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Band Of Skulls have returned with an album...

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NME RATING

8/10

 
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