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Giggs – ‘Landlord’ Review

With grime topping festival bills and making serious dents in the charts, it’s easy to forget there’s a parallel strain of British street music...

Flowdan – ‘Disaster Piece’ Review

While a founding member of Roll Deep – the east London grime crew that’s seen everyone from Wiley to Dizzee, Tinchy Stryder to Skepta...

Mayhem: Meet The Band With The Wildest Story Ever Told

For the first time, a book tells the story of black metal band Mayhem from an insider’s perspective – that of bassist Necrobutcher. And...

Aphex Twin – ‘Cheetah’ Review

It’s either feast or famine in Aphexland. You’ll not hear a peep out of the Irish-born electronica maestro for a decade. Then all of...

DJ Shadow – ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ Review

‘Endtroducing’, DJ Shadow’s debut, made for one of the most innovative and cool albums of the ’90s. An instrumental hip-hop record built entirely from...

Skepta – ‘Konnichiwa’ Review

There are probably many reasons why grime, after a brief and thrilling heyday followed by a lapse into awkward pop crossover and Robbie Williams...

J Dilla – ‘The Diary’ Review

If James Dewitt Yancey has been all but canonised by a certain corner of hip hop fandom, it’s easy to see why. In part...

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ Review

Being a white rapper has traditionally brought with it a certain amount of baggage. Eminem fronted out his lack of melanin with ferocious technique...

Parquet Courts – ‘Monastic Living’ EP

If you’re a bloody-minded artist of a certain stripe, success – even critical success, the kind you can’t take to the bank – can...

Sunn O))) – ‘Kannon’

For a group founded around the premise of turning heavy metal into something as slow, deep and tunes-light as possible, Seattle's SunnO))) have gone...

SOPHIE – ‘Product’

Simon Cowell has cast a long shadow over British music these last 10 years, so long that it can be quite hard to recall...

Rudimental – ‘We The Generation’

You can’t deny it, Rudimental have hit on a formula. Bursting out of Hackney in 2012, their blend of chunky drum’n’bass rhythms and winsome...

Public Image Ltd – ‘What The World Needs Now…’

There is a song on ‘What The World Needs Now...’ called ‘I’m Not Satisfied’. Coming, as this sentiment does, from the former Johnny Rotten,...

Dr Dre – ‘Compton’

Let nobody accuse Dr Dre of not having an eye for a marketing opportunity. For 16 years, the rap mogul has largely conducted his...

Public Enemy – ‘Man Plans God Laughs’

For a period at the end of the ’80s, Public Enemy seemed like the only band that mattered. A New York hip-hop group avant-garde...

Lil Wayne – ‘Free Weezy Album’

Round about 2006, it wasn’t uncommon to hear Lil Wayne hyped up as the Greatest Of All Time, critics lining up to proclaim the...

Omar Souleyman – ‘Bahdeni Nami’

It would be unfair to make out Omar Souleyman as some kind of novelty turn, but moustachioed Syrian wedding singers don’t tend to break...

From Nowheresville To Nirvana: The Origins Of Dave Grohl

Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Bob Mould… and all of them on the same stage. Taking place on Monday, May 31, 2010, the 30th anniversary...

Leftfield In The Studio: Neil Barnes Reveals Details Of New Album Influenced By “Very Dark Episodes”

Sixteen years after their last album and one member down, the iconic dance act Leftfield are set to return with a new LP. NME's...

Paul McCartney’s ‘McCartney II’ Turns 35 Years Old: How It Foretold The Sound Of 1980s Pop

An icon he may be, but sometimes Paul McCartney doesn’t get the respect he deserves, maybe because next to sarky, saintly Lennon, he can’t...
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