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For the perfect soundtrack to your Primark Christmas shopping, Keane frontman Tom Chaplin brings you Twelve Tales Of Christmas. Mixing originals with covers, the album is a collection of soft mope-rock with festive overtones. It...

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Album Review: Morrissey – Low In High School

November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Morrissey’s latter-day legacy has somewhat tarnished by his incendiary and poorly judged comments. From defending Brexit and Harvey Weinstein, his reputation as an outspoken contrarian has also seen debut novel List of The Lost universally lambasted. On...

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Album Review: Green Day – God’s Favorite Band

November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to greatest hits albums, the best way to experience them is chronologically. Green Day’s latest collection (after 2001’s International Superhits) traces the band’s progress from Kerplunk! cut 2000 Light Years Away, all...

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Album Review: Walk The Moon – What If Nothing

November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s telling when a band lists as their influences “David Bowie, Talking Heads, The Killers, and Phil Collins”. It means the band is either a preternaturally diverse young talent, or name-dropping in an attempt to...

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Chris Brown’s latest – an ambitious and expansive 45-track double album – sees the artist testing the patience and fortitude of his dedicated fans. The album features an impressive array of guest appearances (Usher, DeJ...

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Latter-day cover albums typically signal an act’s desire to stop and take stock. For Boyz II Men’s current incarnation as a trio (Michael McCary departing due to health issues), it seems a conscious effort to...

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Album Review: Frank Turner – Songbook

November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Arriving just in time for Christmas, Frank Turner’s Songbook offers fans a look back at the folk-punk troubadour’s catalogue. It mixes a selection from his six studio albums, new song There She Is, and a bonus...

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Album Review: Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues

November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Listening to the 11-minute smooth funk jam of album finale Closure, it’s hard not to admire Maroon 5’s commitment to a good time. Ever since the sunny This Love and the ubiquitous Moves Like Jagger,...

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Album Review: Dolly Parton – I Believe In You

November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nothing embodies the free spirit, heart and history of pure Country music than the life, times and body of work by no other person in the world (bar a very select few) than Dolly Parton....

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So it is coming up to that time of year again when your old classics are dug out of the cupboard, dusted down and given their moment to shine once more, albeit for a few...

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Album Review: Weezer – Pacific Daydream

November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

I feel like when asked about our guilty musical pleasures, Weezer is a band that very frequently pops up in discussion, at least for myself! I would consider it genuinely hard to find anybody who...

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Emerging into the mainstream UK rock scene during the 1990’s, Stereophonics have produced a succession of powerful rock anthems that have stood the test of time with British and international music fans alike. With the...

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Single Review: Calvin Harris – ‘Faking It’

October 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Calvin Harris is one of world’s most famous names in the music industry today. Crafting cleverly arranged remixes and choppy and sliced together home productions in his early years which culminated in his first full-length...

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