Years & Years - 'Communion'

Years & Years - 'Communion'

Years & Years won the BBC Sound Of 2015 poll in January. Past winners include Sam Smith (the only artist to shift a million LPs in both the UK and US last year) and Adele (whose album ‘21’ is the decade’s highest selling so far). So it seems...

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Tame Impala - 'Currents'

Tame Impala - 'Currents'

You’ve probably heard the story about how the human body replaces all its cells over a period of about seven years. It’s pretty much bullshit, naturally, but cast your mind back to what you were doing seven years ago: was that really you? Now...

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Amy - Film Review

Amy - Film Review

If you thought the emotionally draining Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck was on course to be the most harrowing music documentary of 2015, then think again. The story of Amy Winehouse's rapid ascent to fame and her parallel descent into addiction is...

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Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf

Initially thought to be the follow-up to Chance The Rapper’s 2013 second album/mixtape, ‘Acid Rap’, ‘Surf’ has come out as something unexpected. Its first offering – ‘Sunday Candy’, released last November – was billed to Donnie...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (1/7/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (1/7/2015)

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique - Love Is Free (feat Maluca) Robyn may be famous for dancing on her own, but when she’s dancing with other people the results can be equally infectious – think 2007’s ‘With Every Heartbeat’, or last...

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Station To Station - Film Review

Station To Station - Film Review

In 2013, artist Doug Aitken took dozens of musicians, writers and artists – including Patti Smith, Cat Power and Beck – for a coast-to-coast train ride across America, stopping off for "happenings" along the way. Frustratingly, his film of the...

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The Reunion - Film Review

The Reunion - Film Review

It's hard to know what to make of Anna Odell's stylish, complicated and discomfiting second film. In it, the Swedish artist – who faked a suicide attempt for her first film Okänd, kvinna 2009-349701 – writes, directs and stars as a version...

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Knock Knock - Film Review

Knock Knock - Film Review

Keanu Reeves is light years from The Matrix in the latest shocker from Hostel director Eli Roth. In a homage to '70s exploitation thriller Death Game (its star Sondra Locke produced Knock Knock ) the Bill & Ted man plays successful...

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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 the smaller albums which may have passed underneath your radar? We've rounded up nine of the best new album releases from this week, from Ocar's lo-fi pop to the glitchy electronica of Son...

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What Happened Miss Simone? - Film Review

What Happened Miss Simone? - Film Review

"Mississippi goddam". Two words uttered, with pointed indelicacy, by Nina Simone in protest at the murder of black civil rights activist Medgar Evers, on her 1964 single of the same name. As entertainer Dick Gregory notes in What Happened...

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