Young Fathers - 'White Men Are Black Men Too'

Young Fathers - 'White Men Are Black Men Too'

Alright, let’s just set aside the whole idea of a Mercury Prize 'curse' and concede that had Young Fathers not scooped that £20,000 last October, the Edinburgh trio (beat man ‘G’ Hastings and rappers/singers Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus...

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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 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 six of the...

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Nicki Minaj, The 02 Arena, London

Nicki Minaj, The 02 Arena, London

"Who here got someone they wanna shit on tonight?" Nicki Minaj asks the O2 Arena before launching into faecal-themed brag track 'Did It On 'Em'. Though her performance has arena show production values - shedloads of dry ice, ripped backing dancers...

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Jamie T - 'Magnolia Melancholia'

Jamie T - 'Magnolia Melancholia'

After allowing five years to drift by between 2009’s second album ‘Kings And Queens’ and last September’s ‘Carry On The Grudge’, Jamie T has waited only six months to drop this new EP. ‘Magnolia Melancholia’ – led by last...

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Blind - Film Review

Blind - Film Review

The directorial debut from Eskil Vogt unsettles from the outset: in the opening sequence, even the simple process of making tea is imbued with trauma and suspense. Ambient sounds throb intrusively as the vulnerable and pale Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit...

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Dior And I - Film Review

Dior And I - Film Review

After 2011's Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel , a portrait of the 1960s Vogue editor , director Frédéric Tcheng returns to the fashion world for his second documentary. Dior And I follows Belgian designer Raf Simons as he becomes...

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While We're Young - Film Review

While We're Young - Film Review

What happens when Generation X-ers hit their mid-life crisis? That's the central question of Noah Baumbach's While We're Young , a brilliant examination of ageing hipsterdom and the blind arrogance of youth. Brightly shot and pulling endless...

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Sufjan Stevens - 'Carrie & Lowell'

Sufjan Stevens - 'Carrie & Lowell'

Great loss often inspires great art: Lou Reed and John Cale’s Warhol tribute ‘Songs For Drella’, or Rufus Wainwright’s eulogy to his mother ‘All Days Are Night: Songs For Lulu’ for example. To this catalogue of sublime sadness we can...

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Gallows - 'Desolation Sounds'

Gallows - 'Desolation Sounds'

The final track on Gallows’ fourth album is titled ‘Swan Song’, and considering the rate at which they’ve been losing members in recent years, you’d be forgiven for misreading that as some sort of omen. Gallows, however, are not the kind...

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Cinderella - Film Review

Cinderella - Film Review

Disney's new Cinderella movie isn't a straight remake of the 1950s animated original, but it's no radical departure either. Directed by Kenneth Branagh – who, as director of 2011's Thor , is clearly capable of rendering comic superheroes with...

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