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Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders – ‘Get The Money’ review: self-deprecating rock anthems from the Foo Fighters drummer

On his third solo album, Hawkins proves he's a talent in his own right, and not just the guy who sits behind Dave Grohl for three hours every night

Kele Okereke – ‘2042’ review: Bloc Party frontman wows with politically charged funk and experimental electro

Okereke’s most ambitious work to date combines glitchy guitars and West African beats to eviscerate the powers that be

Clams Casino – ‘Moon Trip Radio’ review: the pioneering producer weaves ambient instrumentals that need more bite

Producer extraordinaire Michael Volpe made his name by helping other artists find their voices – and they perhaps need to return the favour

Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron – ‘Lost Wisdom Pt. 2’ review: warm nostalgia and stinging regret

The indie star collaborates with Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron on a heartsick record that reaches towards clarity, if not quite closure

DJ Shadow – ‘Our Pathetic Age’ review: a muddled concept album rescued by powerhouse guests

The heavyweight producer's frustrating latest album veers from the tedious to the sublime. Thank God for features from Nas, Run The Jewels and more

Krept & Konan – ‘Revenge Is Sweet’ album review: taboo-busting brilliance from the UK rap polymaths

In the four years since their last studio album, 'The Long Way Home', south London duo Krept and Konan have released a slew of mixtapes, run...

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Feet Of Clay’ review: an emotional stream-of-conscious epilogue to ‘Some Rap Songs’

Death has stalked Earl Sweatshirt’s career. He dedicated his debut album, 2013's ‘Doris’, to his deceased grandmother and released last year's ‘Some Rap Songs’...

Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox – ‘Myths 004’ review: tuneless self-indulgence and chaos from two indie heroes

Here it is: perhaps the most anticipated release of Mexican Summer’s ‘Myths’ collaborations series, whereby the indie label invited collaborators to put theirs heads...

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘KIWANUKA’ review: brave experimentation and hard-won self-knowledge

“Are you really giving up? Are you really going to stop right now?” Michael Kiwanuka asks on new track ‘Living in Denial’, the lyrics...

Gang Starr – ‘One of the Best Yet’ review: a celebration of life, love and legacy

When it comes to hip-hop duos, Gang Starr are arguably the most iconic. Sure, there’s EPMD, Outkast, UGK, Clipse, Mobb Deep and so many...