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Superfood - Don't Say That

Superfood? That's blueberries, right?
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Alvin Stardust - Alvin

An unexpected and unexpectedly terrific farewell.

TransAtlantic - KaLIVEoscope

Prog giants' latest live documentation.
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Taylor Swift - 1989

"I'm a little bit countr- actually, no, scrub that." Gary Kaill hails a welcome change of direction.
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Lily & Madeleine - Fumes

Lily & Madeleine's new album is a breath of fresh air.
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The Ting Tings - Super Critical

The duo embrace pop - that's their name now.
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Thurston Moore - The Best Day

There's (not) a teenage riot goin' on.
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Inspiral Carpets

Garage pop troupe return with first new album in 20 years.
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Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge

JT's been away for a wee while, but it's no laughing matter.
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Lower Than Atlantis

Will the real LTA please stand up? Gary Kaill casts doubts on the alt-rockers' new chart-friendly sound.
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Ex Hex - Rips

With her new band, Mary Timony goes pop. Gary Kaill falls under their spell.


Hozier welcomes you to his house of worship. Let us pray.
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Helen Love - Pogo Pogo EP

Of course The Ramones get a name check!
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Mano's Daughter - Shiver

Impressive second EP from promising electro-pop act.
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Larkin Poe - Kin

Stop Larkin' about. Crowd-pleasing debut - but is it indie, roots or what?
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Caroline Rose - I Will Not Be Afraid

Remember the name - Caroline Rose.
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Acre Tarn - Clasp and Shake EP

Tarn around bright eyes. Gary dallies with another electronic duo.

Jaws - Be Slowly

Not the shark, not the Bond villain, but the Brummie band.

U2 - Songs Of Innocence

They're back. For free. Until they tour.
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Basement Jaxx - Junto

What has five years away done to Basement Jaxx?


OutPHOX-ed? You will be.
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Pere Ubu - Carnival of Souls

The moon, monkeys and sinster rumblings make for a majestically oddball ride.
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New Model Army - Between Wine And Blood

Post-punk survivors rally once more.

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