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    Album Review: Years & Years- Palo Santo

    Kat Smith discusses why Palo Santo, the long-awaited sophomore album from Years & Years, deserves five stars

    Written by Kat Smith on 19th July 2018


    Album Review: Gorillaz – The Now Now

    The Now Now is a slower, more simplified work from Gorillaz, as Imogen Mellor argues that it fails to deliver on energy and experimentation

    Written by Imogen Mellor on 12th July 2018


    Album Review: Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still

    Nothing Is Still is an immersive ambient project, and represents a drastic change from Leon Vynehall’s previous work, writes Music editor Harry Hetherington

    Written by Harry Hetherington on 6th July 2018


    Album Review: The Carters – Everything Is Love

    In the wake of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's widely public marital issues, an excellent collaborative record comes alongside their revitalisation, Digital Editor Jonny Isaacs argues

    Written by Jonny Isaacs on 5th July 2018


    Album Review: Buddy Guy – The Blues is Alive and Well

    Redbrick's Matt Hooper divulges exactly how Buddy Guy's new album manages to toe the line between tradition and innovation

    Written by Matt Hooper on 26th June 2018


    Album Review: Snow Patrol — Wildness

    Matt Taylor reviews Snow Patrol's most recent album, summing it up as frankly disappointing

    Written by Matt Taylor on 22nd June 2018


    Album Review: Kanye West & Kid Cudi – KIDS SEE GHOSTS

    KIDS SEE GHOSTS , the joint project from Kanye West and Kid Cudi, is the psychedelic tour de force that both artists desperately needed, Music Editor Kieran Read argues

    Written by Kieran Read on 16th June 2018


    Album Review: Kanye West – ye

    More personal and uncut than we've ever seen before, Kieren Williams believes Kanye West's latest record to be yet another important addition to his legacy

    Written by KierenJWilliams on 14th June 2018


    Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

    Arctic Monkey's divisive comeback record swaps out anthemic choruses and guitar hooks for conceptual ambition and left-field instrumentation, earning a rave review from Music critic Luke Wheeler

    Written by Music on 20th May 2018


    Album Review: Peace – Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll

    Peace live up to their name on their latest release, an album that sacrifices hit singles in favour of a more delicate approach that is equally captivating

    Written by Kat Smith on 16th May 2018


    Album Review: Fickle Friends – You Are Someone Else

    Sorcha Hornett enjoys a debut from Brighton pop gems Fickle Friends, a record sure to worm its way into your summer playlists

    Written by Sorcha Hornett on 13th April 2018


    Album Review: George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s

    George Ezra delivers summery serenades and smokey-voiced balladry on his sophomore effort, earning a glowing review from Music's Elizabeth Bushell

    Written by Elizabeth Bushell on 6th April 2018
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