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No Plan EP by David Bowie

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The Starman briefly pops back from the grave bearing new music to celebrate his seventieth birthday. This new Bowie EP consists of Blackstar’s ‘Lazarus’ and three unreleased tracks from the Blackstar recording sessions with producer Tony Visconti. ‘Lazarus’ is of course a very reputable song at this point. It is … Read More

Starboy by The Weeknd

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Alt-R&B underdog turned international superstar Abel Tesfaye returns riding the wave of success from his last LP – Beauty Behind the Madness – and a series of smash-hit singles in 2015. The Weeknd’s rise in popularity since his first mixtapes in 2011 has been mirrored by a gradual change in … Read More

Hardwired… To Self-Destruct by Metallica

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We had Slayer’s Repentless last September, Megadeth’s Dystopia in January, Anthrax’s For All Kings in February and now the fourth and final member of the Four Horsemen of Thrash Metal are contributing their efforts. Metallica’s tenth LP comes eight years after their highly successful return to their roots on 2008’s … Read More

Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest

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South-East London wordsmith Kate Tempest returns for her anticipated follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed and Mercury Prize nominated Everybody Down. Her musical debut caught the attention of many with its very delicate stylistic balance between hip-hop and spoken word, the story it told and the intriguing instrumentals. This new project explores … Read More

Debate: Should an artist’s personal life impact on our enjoyment of their work?

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We in the Music Section love a good ol’ debate. This week, our writers’ battled it out over whether a musicians’ personal life should impact on the enjoyment of their music. Who won? You decide… YES – Leo Kindred Let me be clear from the outset: there are times when … Read More

Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid by Die Antwoord

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What more can Capetonian rave-rap duo Die Antwoord offer us with their fourth album? It definitely contains all the elements you’d expect: incredibly vulgar and shocking lyrics, quirky and varied instrumentals and electronic beats etc. However, this time around their new ideas are bit of a mix of hits and … Read More

Slay-Z by Azealia Banks

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Controversial word-smith Azealia Banks is back with her first new project since the release of her first official LP Broke With Expensive Taste in 2014. An LP which had some great beats, flow and structure on songs such as ‘212’, ‘Gimme A Chance, Desperado’, ‘Yung Rapunxel’, ‘JFK’ to name a few. … Read More

Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop

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Iggy Pop’s latest release, Post Pop Depression, sees him forming a supergroup with the likes of guitarist and producer Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Heldens and QOTSA/The Dead Weather guitarist Dean Fertita. This album grabbed my interest because I’m a bit of a … Read More

To Write Or Not To Write?

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In the wake of Elton John announcing he will be shadow writing The Killers next album, Megan Chown and Fred Savage discuss whether or not artists should be allowed to use ghost writers.   Yes This week in an interview with Shazam, Elton John casually mentioned the likelihood of him … Read More

Family Dinner – Volume Two by Snarky Puppy

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Following on from their collaborations with the Metropole Orkest, this latest release sees the pups branching out from the traditional jazz-fusion instrumentation. As with Family Dinner – Volume 1, every track features singers ranging in vocal and lyrical styles such as folk, pop, funk. Some of these songs are actually … Read More