Album Review: R Kelly – The Buffet
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Album Review: R Kelly – The Buffet

It’s no secret that R Kelly is one of music’s least respected men. A shame, considering that during his prime he produced some of the finest R&B/pop crossover hits of the ’90s – songs that are, 20 years on, still remarkably popular. It is, however, difficult to write about the artist’s new album without allowing personal preconceptions of … Continue reading

Album Review: Foals – What Went Down
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Album Review: Foals – What Went Down

Ever since the release of 2008’s ‘Antidotes’, each new Foals record has shown a considerable amount of maturation. From math rock beginnings to soundtracking teen dramas such as Skins, right the way through to topping the bill of some of Britain’s most highly regarded music festivals. Overall, the sheer amount that the Oxford-formed outfit have achieved over … Continue reading

Album Review: Major Lazer – Peace Is The Mission
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Album Review: Major Lazer – Peace Is The Mission

As if releasing one of the summer’s most hotly anticipated LPs wasn’t enough Major Lazer, featuring Diplo alongside Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, have recently unveiled their plans to release yet another album before the year is out. However, ‘Peace Is The Mission’ – the first of those two albums – is already looking to take over the … Continue reading

Next Wave: Yak
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Next Wave: Yak

“We’ve recorded lots but we’re just holding it back,” begins Oli Burslem, frontman of London’s Yak, an exciting trio of upstarts that are still shrouded in mystery surrounding their early days, speaking to Clash while putting some last minute touches to the band’s debut single ‘Hungry Heart’, out now via Fat Possum. At the time of … Continue reading