Five Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

Five Great Albums That May Have Passed You By...

You know about the big releases each week, but what about the smaller albums which may have passed underneath your radar? We've rounded up five of the best new album releases from this week, from Alden Penner's idiosyncratic oddities to TAU's...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (15/07/15)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (15/07/15)

Blur – ‘Y'All Doomed’ Blur have never been strangers to the idea of putting out a curio here and there (see 'Parklife''s 'Lot 105' for proof), and 'Y'All Doomed' certainly fits into that category. An instrumental knockabout with thrashy...

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Big Talk - 'Straight In No Kissin’'

Big Talk - 'Straight In No Kissin’'

The second track of 'Straight In No Kissin'' finds Ronnie Vannucci Jr name-checking the late, great Chicago songwriter Warren Zevon. To those who heard Big Talk's self-titled 2011 debut, this will make perfect sense. Zevon was, after all, the...

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Albert Hammond Jr - 'Momentary Masters'

Albert Hammond Jr - 'Momentary Masters'

For those who saw The Strokes as a kind of exquisitely realised indie-rock boyband, Albert Hammond Jr. was the badass: the one who knew a hundred ways to open a bottle of beer, none of which involved a bottle opener; who knew how to match a suit...

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Neil Young - 'The Monsanto Years'

Neil Young - 'The Monsanto Years'

Coming 30 years after he co-founded benefit concert series Farm Aid, and named after an agrochemical corporation known for producing genetically modified seeds, 'The Monsanto Years' is Neil Young's eco warrior battle cry. The follow-up to 2014’s...

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Ducktails - 'St. Catherine'

Ducktails - 'St. Catherine'

Over the course of four albums with his Ducktails solo project, Real Estate guitarist Matthew Mondanile has gone from the muddy lo-fi of 2009's self-titled debut to the more sophisticated indie-pop of 2013's 'The Flower Lane'. Produced by Rob...

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Field Music - 'Music For Drifters'

Field Music - 'Music For Drifters'

In the three years since Sunderland-based Field Music’s last album, ‘Plumb’, David Brewis has had a solo album as School Of Language, brother Peter’s made a record with Maxïmo Park singer Paul Smith, and both have ongoing parts in their...

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Omar Souleyman - 'Bahdeni Nami'

Omar Souleyman - 'Bahdeni Nami'

It would be unfair to make out Omar Souleyman as some kind of novelty turn, but moustachioed Syrian wedding singers don’t tend to break on the world stage terribly often, let alone stick around when they do. Nine years have passed since...

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MS MR - 'How Does It Feel?'

MS MR - 'How Does It Feel?'

As co-founder of New York label Neon Gold – which has released records by Haim, Charli XCX and Marina & The Diamonds – Lizzy Plapinger deals in bold pop hooks on a daily basis. It's a role she carries into MS MR, the band she formed with...

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Ant-Man - Film Review

Ant-Man - Film Review

Quick-shrinking superhero Ant-Man made his Marvel Comics debut in 1962, and this expensive summer blockbuster marks his first cinema appearance. Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang, a burglar persuaded by scientific genius Dr.Hank Pym (Michael...

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