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Kehlani – ‘SweetSexySavage’ Review

Although Kehlani Parrish began her career as a member of Pop Lyfe, a teen band who finished fourth on America’s Got Talent, she’s no cookie-cutter R&B queen. “Everything I do…

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Elbow – ‘Little Fictions’ Review

It’s unfortunate that the cover art for Elbow’s seventh album reflects the cartoonish sci-fi aesthetic of 2016 video game No Man’s Sky, a near-endless virtual universe of 18 quintillion planets…

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Sampha – ‘Process’ Review

Sampha Sisay is a huge talent. That’s a fact acknowledged by Drake, Solange and Frank Ocean, all of whom have signed up the 27-year-old to help them with production and…

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‘Gimme Danger’ – Film Review

We’re living in the golden age of the music documentary. From the red carpet ideals of Supersonic and Montage Of Heck to the smart lure of stirring masterpieces like Amy…

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‘T2 Trainspotting: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ – Review

The T2 Trainspotting soundtrack faces a Herculean task. The new collection will forever be compared to the original Trainspotting soundtrack; an album that became a cult classic, defined a generation…

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‘Sing’ – Film Review

For the first few 
minutes of Sing, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re watching a sequel to one of last year’s best animated movies, Zootropolis. All creatures great and small…

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Ty Segall – ‘Ty Segall’ Review

You’d forgive oddball Californian auteur Ty Segall for wanting to wipe the slate clean and start again. Over eight solo albums in as many years, plus nine collaboration records, 
he’s…

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Loyle Carner – ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ Review

Thank goodness for Loyle Carner. British hip-hop has often been dismissed as lacking the bite, punch and 
sheer skills of its American counterpart, but 22-year-old Ben Coyle-Larner has stacks of talent,…

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Foxygen – ‘Hang’ Review

Before releasing their last album, 2014’s sprawling 24-song exercise in sloppy rock theatre ‘…And Star Power’, Foxygen keyboardist Jonathan Rado hadn’t time for standard- length records. “We just didn’t want…

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – ‘Modern Ruin’ Review

Despite looming over the past decade of British hard rock in various different guises and consistently proving himself one f**k of a frontman, Frank Carter has remained something of a…

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ – Film Review

“It had better not be shite, Danny.” That’s what returning cast of T2 Trainspotting – Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle – told director Danny Boyle…

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Austra – ‘Future Politics’ Review

If you’re still feeling drained and deadened by the traumas of 2016, perhaps it’s time for a musical tonic. Like cold, clean water, Austra’s ‘Future Politics’ washes clear the mental…

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