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Rolling Stones – ‘Blue & Lonesome’ Review

Whether through personal enmity or advancing decrepitude, pretty much every new Rolling Stones album in the last 30 years has come with the unspoken caveat that it could – maybe,…

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Peter Doherty – ‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ Review

As a long-time resident of the city, it’s no surprise that Peter Doherty’s second solo album has a thing or two to say about last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris,…

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Bruno Mars – ’24K Magic’ Review

In a year when fellow superstars Drake and Kanye West have released sprawling, overlong albums and Beyoncé accompanied hers with a 60-minute film, this record’s brevity feels refreshing. ‘24K Magic’…

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The Weeknd – ‘Starboy’ Review

When The Weeknd was planning to shear off his dreadlock beehive a couple of months ago, the unanimous phrase of discouragement from those around him – “That’s your whole thing”…

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‘I Am Bolt’ – Film Review

Usain Bolt has been the fastest man in the world for so many years that it’s hard to really remember a time before him. He turned sprinting from a deathly…

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Dawn Richard – ‘Redemption’ Review

Although Dawn Richard has never been a household name, she’s definitely had a taste of mainstream success. As a member of R&B girl band Danity Kane, she scored a pair…

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Justice – ‘Woman’ Review

The third album from French dance duo Justice – they’re sort of Daft Punk with tighter jeans – is a tour-de-force that more than justifies the five-year break since their…

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Metallica – ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’ Review

Eight years is a long time to wait for a record. During that time most bands would fret about their relevance and torture themselves with the complexities of a rapidly…

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DNCE – ‘DNCE’ Review

Around a decade ago, the Jonas Brothers were the squeakiest of the squeaky-clean pop brigade, their rictus grins, Disney Club membership cards and purity rings all present and correct. And…

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‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ – Film Review

Since this utterly delightful spin-off was announced in 2013, it’s been anticipated as a grown-up answer to Harry Potter. In its unflinching approach to political and personal tragedy, grown-up it…

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‘Red Oaks’ – TV Review

When we last saw gawky college kid David Myers (Roberts), in the season one finale of this fine sitcom, he was waving goodbye to his Paris-bound girlfriend Skye at New…

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‘Arrival’ – Film Review

We’ve all seen ENOUGH films to know that when aliens eventually come to Earth, they’ll do so for one of two reasons: they’ll either be set on blowing us to…

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