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Album reviews

Massive Attack: Ritual Spirit (EP)

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Although Trip Hop pioneers Massive Attack have sporadically played shows in recent years, they haven’t released new music independently since the 2010 album Heligoland. 6 years...

Diiv: Is the Is Are

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It’s been a rough few years for Diiv. It’s nearly four years since they released their quite excellent debut Oshin, and for a while it seemed like a follow-up was never going...

Mystery Jets: Curve of the Earth

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The upbeat, adolescent origins of the Mystery Jets seem cold and distant in their fifth studio album. Despite their grounding in the commercial success of boy-meets-girl,...

Porches: Pool

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Aaron Maine used to make experimental songs on his Casio CA-110. In 2013, he released his debut Slow Dance in the Cosmos: a collection of shimmying, lo-fi arrangements. This year...

Savages: Adore Life

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Jack Caulfield reviews the latest release from Savages...

Bloc Party – HYMNS

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Sarah-Kate O'Hare reviews the latest offering from Bloc Party. ...

Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers

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Sarah-Kate O'Hare reviews the second offering from Fat White Family...

David Bowie: Blackstar

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Now that we know it was intended as a farewell, David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, is inevitably difficult to talk about without talking about his death two days after its...

TRAAMS: Modern Dancing

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Connor McDonnell reviews the latest album from TRAAMS...

Ty Segall: Ty Rex

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Charlie Isaac reviews the re-issue of Ty Segall's T-Rex cover album. ...