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TOY | Happy in the Hollow

8/10 comeback kids Stumbling into the psychedelic netherworld of Toy is nothing if not a giddy thrill – all soaring chunks of garage-rock and post-punk

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Thom Yorke | Susperia

7/10 Soundtrack scares A listening party was thrown back in December for Thom Yorke’s debut film soundtrack, Susperia, beneath Clerkenwell Prison – a candlelit dungeon

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MUSE | Simulation Theory

6/10 retro roving Having well and truly settled into their role as space-rock stadium fillers three or four albums ago, all the Teignmouth trio now

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Seasick Steve | Can U Cook?

6/10 mixin’ up the medicine… The myth of “Seasick” Steve Leach as a train-hopping, panhandling hobo may have been busted by a 2016 biography (the

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Cat Power | Wanderer

7/10 not all those who wander are lost. “Oh wanderer, I’ve been wondering” muses Chan Marshall – aka Cat Power – in the opening lines

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Kurt Vile | Bottle it In

7/10 a very pretty daze. Even in the more horizontal moments of Kurt Vile’s music, there has always been the fidgety presence of someone with

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Mattiel | Mattiel

8/10 heavenly racket Mattiel Brown is something of a newbie in the pop world, but based on her barnstorming self-titled new LP she certainly knows

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Paul Weller | True Meanings

8/10 acoustic Jam. It’s been over twenty-five years since the ex-Jam and Style council ‘Modfather’ sat down with an acoustic guitar and knocked out the

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