American Sniper - Film Review

American Sniper - Film Review

A Texan with an indomitable sense of right and wrong, Chris Kyle joined the Navy Seals after terrorists bombed American embassies in the 1990s. Kyle killed over 160 people during four tours of duty as a sniper in Iraq, but struggled with guilt...

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Wild - Film Review

Wild - Film Review

Cheryl Strayed is a daily heroin user and possible sex addict whose spiral of self-destruction following her mother’s death ruins her marriage. Jobless, friendless and devastated by divorce, she embarks on a 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific...

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Enter Shikari - 'The Mindsweep'

Enter Shikari - 'The Mindsweep'

Over the course of 12 years and three albums, Enter Shikari have spewed heavily politicised, in-your-face rhetoric over an uncompromising blend of post-hardcore, metal and trance. It’s served them well. The St Albans four-piece’s fiery...

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Marilyn Manson - 'The Pale Emperor'

Marilyn Manson - 'The Pale Emperor'

Once the sultan of shock, the Marilyn Manson that greets us in 2015 cuts a different figure. Late last year, the 45-year-old Brian Warner was forced to clarify that a leaked video by filmmaker Eli Roth – which apparently depicted Lana Del Rey as...

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Viet Cong - 'Viet Cong'

Viet Cong - 'Viet Cong'

At first, Viet Cong's debut appears to be coming from a dark place. “If we're lucky we'll get old and die” sings bassist Matt Flegel on 'Pointless Experience', but context is important: three years after his former Women bandmate Christopher...

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Belle And Sebastian - 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'

Belle And Sebastian - 'Girls In Peacetime Want...

Many a hard-rocking band has mellowed with age. It's all part of the smooth downhill jog to the day you ask for Werther's Originals on your rider. But for Belle And Sebastian there's never been any softening to be done. With 1996's second album...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (14/1/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (14/1/2015)

Yak - Hungry Heart Having built their reputation on raw and intense live shows, London trio Yak prove they’re just as fiery on record. Debut single ‘Hungry Heart’ is a psychedelic onslaught that has frontman Oli Burslem declaring "this...

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Menace Beach - 'Ratworld'

Menace Beach - 'Ratworld'

“The wheels have gone and fallen off,” announces Ryan Needham on the Nirvana-ish title-track of Leeds scrappers Menace Beach's debut album. It's a recurring theme on the gritty, low-slung ‘Ratworld’, which finds the five-piece cackling...

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Sleater-Kinney - 'No Cities To Love'

Sleater-Kinney - 'No Cities To Love'

In 2000, Sleater-Kinney were interviewed on a long-forgotten American teenage TV show called Trackers . As you can see for yourself on YouTube, the hapless host asks spectacularly mundane questions, but she does at least offer the then Olympia,...

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5 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

5 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 five of the...

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