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Karen O | Lux Prima

8/10 Yes Yes Yes! Coming in way too long after its titular single dropped at the end of last year, Lux Prima is a luscious,

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The Specials | Encore

8/10 ska-dazzle Since their 2008 reformation, The Specials have been busy touring, but had seemed reluctant to work on a new record. The fact that

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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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