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Albums

The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet 50 years on: the first injection of cool

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Album Reviews

Destroyer: Have We Met -“A master of independent thought”

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Interviews

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs talk Brexit and the seven deadly sins

With Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs’ much anticipated second album King Of Cowards boxed-off,  we chewed the fat with the Newcastle five-piece.

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…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead’s X: The Godless Void And Other Stories – “Aggression consumed by elusive grandeur.”

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Albums

Richard Dawson’s 2020: the makings of an unbridled masterpiece

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Opinion

The Mercury Prize 2019 reflection – poisoned chalices, industry back-slapping and Sleaford Mods

We look at the relevance of the Mercury Prize and whether winning the award is all it’s cracked up to be.

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Books

Haruki Murakami: a buyer’s guide into the Japanese author’s alternative universe

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Nine Inch Nails Ghosts V and VI review – albums that conjure apocalyptic hope

Following the latest releases of their Ghost series albums we look at Nine Inch Nails transformation from brutality to beauty.

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Features

Protomartyr: the story so far

With their new album, Ultimate Success, released tomorrow, we look at Protomartyr’s story so far before their show Manchester’s Deaf Institute in late 2017.

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Opinion

David Berman – dead aged 52: an afterword

We reflect on the illustrious career of David Berman, the poet, cartoonist and musical mastermind behind Silver Jews and Purple Mountains.

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Albums Live

Low’s Double Negative: album to tug at heartstrings

Low’s Double Negative album prompted us to embark on a very personal journey in pursuit of brilliance.

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Albums

Weyes Blood’s Titanic Rising review: “proof that the slower burners are often the best”

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Features Live

Sleaford Mods: a voice for the voiceless

As Sleaford Mods play a barnstorming gig in Lincoln, we look back at their story so far and explains why they are the most important band in Britain.

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Sonic Youth’s Goo 30th anniversary: a cross-pollination of indie and the world of pop

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Deftones’ White Pony 20th anniversary: an album that spoke to a generation

As the Sacramento band’s seminal album turns 20, we look at how Deftones shaped the landscape of youth culture.

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Albums

Under the radar albums in 2020: 31 best new records to discover

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Interviews

Daughters interview: “The lion at the bottom of the mountain is hungrier than the lion at the top”

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Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked At Me and Now Only – tackling bereavement and mental health

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Lockdown luck: reuniting with my CD collection

Amid self-isolation Simon Kirk strikes gold as he shares a personal story about the importance of a collection.

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Albums

Radiohead’s The Bends 25th anniversary: gateway to the summit

Simon Kirk takes a look at the album which paved the way for Radiohead’s rise to the top, arriving during the hysteria of Britpop.