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Katy Perry – ‘Witness’ Review

Katy Perry is a changed woman. Well, kinda. For her fourth album under the Perry name – let’s pretend her god-bothering 2001 debut ‘Katy Hudson’ never happened, eh? – she’s…

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London Grammar – ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ Review

London Grammar chose not to find it galling when David Cameron declared himself a fan. In 2014, the man who let Brexit happen said he thought the trio were “brilliant”,…

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Halsey – ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ Review

Appearing on The Chainsmokers’ 2016 mega-hit ‘Closer’ has had a big impact on Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, AKA Halsey. Her 2015 debut ‘Badlands’ made her a cult popstar. ‘Closer’ made her…

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Bleachers – ‘Gone Now’ Review

When Jack Antonoff started Bleachers, writing songs in hotel rooms while on tour with fun. he openly admits he didn't really know what he was doing. Despite that, debut album…

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Alt-J – ‘Relaxer’ Review

  Alt-J’s ‘Relaxer’ is not exactly an indie record by numbers. This is the group’s first album since 2014’s ‘This Is All Yours’ and it’s half a decade since the…

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Dua Lipa – ‘Dua Lipa’ Review

  It takes a genuine miracle for a new act to nudge Drake and Ed Sheeran out of their UK singles chart monopoly, but Kosovo-born, London-based star Dua Lipa has…

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‘Wonder Woman’ – Film Review

If the DC extended universe has so far been left lacking when compared to rival Marvel’s arsenal of Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America et al, Wonder Woman is the one…

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The Amazons – ‘The Amazons’ Review

British guitar bands are getting a bit of a rough ride at the moment. Whether it’s elder statesmen like Paul Weller bemoaning the “insipid” wave of music coming through, or…

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‘War Machine’ – Film Review

By far the starriest of Netflix’s self-built movies so far – as well as megastar Brad Pitt, the cast includes Ben Kingsley, Tilda Swinton and Will Poulter – War Machine…

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’ – Film Review

The incredible success of Pirates Of The Caribbean is an endorsement of the old “Disney magic”. It’s hard to imagine anyone else turning a theme park ride into a film franchise…

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‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ – Film Review

Unsurprisingly, there are many moments in Guy Ritchie’s take on Arthurian legend that aren’t classically Camelot; the use of the phrase “honeyt**s”, the appearance of David Beckham as a blokey…

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Linkin Park – ‘One More Light’ Review

Linkin Park have always leapt between genres throughout their 17-year career, and on electro-rap albums like 2010’s ‘A Thousand Suns’ their sound drifted far from the classic nu-metal of 2000…

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