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A sprawling opus that tugs at every emotional fibre in a heartstring in Little Simz's constant quest for musical self-affirmation

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After a five-year hiatus, Tom Jenkinson revives his Squarepusher project for an LP that could have been named by an AI.

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Chaka Kahn // Album Review

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Anna Calvi – Strange Weather // EP Review

Strange Weather is enfolded by a fascinating sense of mystery, sounding like a musical response to a David Lynch film.

Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar // Album Review

Three years on, Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham 'G' Hastings and Kayus Bankole are clearly no keener to convert casual listeners by making concessions to their art.

The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader // Album Review

Their self-penned description of ‘Surf Doom’ seems spot on; a tangled mess of reverb and distortion,

Review // Chelsea Wolf – Pain is Beauty

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Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives // Album Review

Four years after their last album, Mount Kimbie's third full-length shows the duo stripped back and more ambitious.

Knox Brown – Searching // EP Review

Searching is Knox finding his own voice after standout solo track ‘Harry’s Code’. It’s early days but he would do well to avoid being typecast as easy listening.

Slowcoaches – Nothing Gives // Album Review

Loud, relentless, fast and angry, Slowcoaches have delivered a fierce record of pop hooks and big melodies

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Review // Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

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Alex G – DSU // Album Review

Offering something new with every listen, DSU may well be the year’s most genuinely exciting and, ultimately, rewarding album

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How To Socialise And Make Friends feels like the vital soundtrack to an ongoing societal change

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TEEN have finally unearthed an offbeat R&B that suits them rather perfectly.

Jay Som – Everybody Works // Album Review

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