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Cypress Hill Meets Rusko – ‘Cypress X Rusko’

It takes precisely six seconds for this unlikely meeting of minds (Cypress Hill are Los Angeles rap veterans of 20-plus years’ standing; Rusko is...

Gatekeeper – ‘Exo’

Gatekeeper’s Aaron David Ross and Matthew Arkel crunch elements of ’80s post-industrial dance, horror/sci-fi soundtracks and computer game music into an enjoyably garish whole....

DIIV – ‘Oshin’

Fuck off the real world. Fuck off illness. Fuck off the train. Fuck off newspapers. Fuck off other people. Fuck off music you have...

Dirty Projectors – ‘Swing Lo Magellan’

The sixth album by Dirty Projectors is the sound of a band sprouting in multiple directions. Although you imagine that Dave Longstreth, the Brooklyn...

The View – ‘Cheeky For A Reason’

Five or six years ago, if you were young and working class and wrote straightforward songs with catchy choruses on instruments made of wood,...

Twin Shadow – ‘Confess’

If 2010’s ‘Forget’ placed George Lewis Jr somewhere between the preened pop of Prince and the romantic loquacity of Morrissey, then on ‘Confess’ he’s...

Holograms – ‘Holograms’

Stockholm-based quartet Holograms carry all the signifiers of Just Another Punk Band – the ‘head so hollow’ vocals, the chugging guitars, the factory floor...

Aesop Rock – ‘Skelethon’

Some truly great MCs have served time in the New York experimental rap supergroup The Weathermen – the likes of Cage, Tame One and...

Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’

Extremely eager to shrug off unwanted comparisons to the likes of Andreya Triana (and, at worst, Corinne Bailey Rae), 22-year-old Londoner Lianne La Havas...

Summer Camp – ‘Always’ EP

There’s a lot that’s really, really annoying about Summer Camp duo and actual couple Jeremy Walmsley and Elizabeth Sankey. That whole “we invented an...
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