Review: I See You – The xx

‘’Cause I couldn’t care less / If they call us reckless’. Accompanied by blasts of garish horns and a skittering electro-pop beat, this chorus from album opener ‘Dangerous’  rings out like a manifesto for The xx’s latest album, ‘I See You’. It’s a surprising shift for the notoriously shy trio. Back in 2009 when they […]

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Unprecedented. Unpredictable. Unmissable; Manic Street Preachers, Futurology.

Few words are more applicable to Wales’ Manic Street Preachers more than ‘longevity’. I choose this word very specifically over ‘reliability’ or ‘consistency’, as these would do them the disservice of tacit agreement with those who would seek to label them pedestrian, predictable, or simply guilty of churning out the same po-faced, inept political bellyaching […]

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Album Review: With Love

Zomby’s latest album follows his after-hours clubbing experience in an entertaining way, though still manages to retain the dark, and subtle quality that he has perfected in a genre whose music can all too often slip into being either too aggressive or too repetitive. You could be forgiven for seeing With Love as a canny […]

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