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Ariana Grande – 'Dangerous Woman'

On her third album, the former Nickelodeon star sheds the cute popstar image, adopting a message of empowerment that rings true

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Richard Ashcroft - 'These People' Review

A satisfying return to Verve form that’s also a churning maelstrom of death, riots, revolution, terrorism and two-faced politicians

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Kygo - 'Cloud Nine' Review

Medium-sized guests and the vibey sounds of tropical house combine on an album that's not quite euphoric

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Skepta - 'Konnichiwa' Review

A landmark in British street music that takes on the world without compromising one inch of its grime core

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Yak – 'Alas Salvation' Review

The Last Shadow Puppets’ support band of choice are known for their brutal live sets. ‘Alas Salvation’ blasts that energy into a raucous debut

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James Blake - 'The Colour In Anything' Review

It’s ridiculously long, but James Blake’s third album is thrillingly intimate and detailed, and features contributions from Frank Ocean, Bon Iver and Rick Rubin

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Anohni - 'Hopelessness' Review

Antony of Antony & The Johnsons is now Anohni, and she makes relevant, uncringey protest music

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Drake - 'Views' Review

Drake’s fourth album sticks to his trademark murky sound – but his downbeat introspection remains gripping

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White Lung - 'Paradise' Review

LA/Vancouver trio White Lung soften the edges of their hardcore sound on their gripping fourth album

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Katy B - 'Honey' Review

An over-sugared combo of Katy and big names in grime, techno, hip-hop and d’n’b

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Beyonce – 'Lemonade' Review

Beyoncé’s fury at her adulterous husband burns bright on a surprisingly honest and personal sixth album

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Cate Le Bon - 'Crab Day'

The queen of the Welsh alt-folk scene’s fourth album bristles with stark, scratchy and weird pop

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The Goon Sax – ‘Up To Anything’ Review

The Brisbane trio's debut album is an endearingly simple and quietly profound telling of a suburban adolescence, twinned with some near-flawless guitar pop.

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J Dilla - 'The Diary' Review

The late, great hip-hop producer’s shelved 2002 album is a respectable cap on a great body of work

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Deftones - 'Gore' Review

Who needs innovation when you’ve got art, aggression, intelligence and melody?

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