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The Black Keys – Gotta Get Away

The Black Keys’ ‘Gotta Get Away’ sees a return to the band’s old blues-rock, “lets-abandon-our-instruments-and-screw-anyone-who-says otherwise” attitude. The track screams Cream-era filth and Beatles-era sing-song, sweet charm. It strikes a pleasing balance between everything we know and love from The Black Keys and something we’ve never heard before. The guitar has a truly 60’s era, […]

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Ariana Grande – BreakFree

Grande has a strong voice with an impressive soprano range, but ‘Break Free’ with its boring lyrics and pounding beat really only results in a massive headache.

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Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’, a song that’s become so omnipresent that it plays everywhere from pubs to your nightmares, manages to prove once again that Minaj can, like no other, combine so seamlessly mediocre music and her arse.

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Weezer – Back to the Shack

The song commences with a jerky guitar riff so thick it only just manages to squeeze out of your headphones, accompanied by some fiddly lead guitar that makes [the album] unfamiliarly guitar-orientated.

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Manic Street Preachers

In “Futurology”, the new track from Welsh Rock-Titans, The Manic Street Preachers, there is an unsatisfying aura of bland that makes it clear that this track belongs in the band’s twelfth album. The song manages to combine unoriginal lyrics with uninventive accompaniment to create a powerful concoction of nonsense so forgettable that will leave the listener in a kind of dizzy haze, struggling to remember whether they actually listened to the song at all.

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Cameron and Miliband: as exciting as stale breadcrumbs

A new poll this week has revealed that both our country’s potential Prime Ministers have fallen out of favour with the public. It’s hard to believe of the duo, who have the combined charisma of a fart in an elevator. As it transpires, a ComRes poll has revealed that only a mere 25 per cent […]

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Counting Crows

The new track, taken from the seventh studio album of hipster-favourites Counting Crows, manages to maintain some of the band’s trademark youthful charm, despite their years.