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Edgar Summertyme – ‘Sense Of Harmony’

In a parallel universe, Edgar ‘Summertyme’ Jones is as revered as Messrs Marr, Weller and Gallagher, N – his three most vocal fans. Jones...

The Pheromoans – ‘Does This Guy Stack Up?’

The Pheromoans might not score top marks for originality, but sometimes stealing from the best is enough. Coming on like the scuffed-collar offspring of...

Insane Clown Posse – ‘The Mighty Death Pop!’

ICP have been making violent fantasist rap since OFWGKTA were in their Supreme baby rompers, and their 12th album finds the pair in contemplative...

Animal Collective – ‘Centipede HZ’

There will be two popular responses to Animal Collective’s ninth LP. The first – the one that has accompanied each and every brain-fart the...

Elbow – ‘Dead In The Boot’

When you really think about Elbow – and their omnipresence in our sports TV shows means that we have plenty of opportunity to do...

LV – ‘Sebenza’

Forget everything you think you know about Hyperdub Records – you’ll need to in order to prepare for the second album by London production...

Swans – ‘The Seer’

“Don’t rule God out of the equation just yet,” Michael Gira told Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts when the pair talked about the creative...

Holy Other – ‘Held’

Holy Other are the frontrunners of the ‘drag’ scene that sprang from easy access to weed, Salem and a broadband connection. From their smoke-filled...

Alanis Morissette – ‘Havoc And Bright Lights’

Fewer than 30 seconds have passed before Alanis Morissette switches to gargle mode. Maybe this record would be improved if she sang without a...

Dan Deacon – ‘America’

For years Deacon channelled the wonderstruck spirit of happy-hardcore techno through a deceptively humane brand of krautrock. The mastermind behind Baltimore’s Wham City scene...
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