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Pet Shop Boys – ‘Super’ Review

Pet Shop Boys have been confirmed to receive the Godlike Genius award at the VO5 NME Awards 2017. Revisit our review of their latest album, 'Super'.  For their thirteenth album…

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‘Loving’ – Film Review

In the late 1950s, Richard Loving married Mildred Jeter. They lived a modest life in Virginia, not bothering anyone, just going quietly about their business. Yet one night police raided…

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‘Toni Erdmann’ – Film Review

If there’s a thin line between comedy and sadness, this subtitled film from German director Maren Ade inches along it with cool self-confidence. Toni Erdmann is a strange, sometimes hilarious…

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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