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Albums of the Year: HAIM and Taylor Swift

HAIM: Women in Music Pt. iii The album has a playfulness and whip precision intricacy that all makes sense once you know that former Vampire Weekend band member Rostam Batmanglij worked as a producer on it. He brings an intangible wit to the sound of the album, littering it with lighthearted moments of conversation with […]

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Sounds of 2020: Sports Team, The Academic and Bow Anderson

Album of the Year Sports Team: Deep Down Happy This was tough but Deep Down Happy, the debut album from London-based alternative rockers Sports Team, had to be the pick in the end.Chaotic, angry, and cathartic, this is the perfect record to vent your frustrations to in what has been a dumpster fire of a […]

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Albums of the year: Fiona Apple and Dua Lipa

Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters It was in early lockdown that slight recluse and music veteran Fiona Apple unleashed her fifth album – her first in eight years – upon the world.  For many artists, the pandemic was a death-like blow to strategic, meticulous album releases that required a full lap of the late-night […]

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The Twilight Sad shroud Usher Hall in awe

Fresh off the back of winning The Skinny’s Scottish Album of the Year Award and not too far gone from touring with the behemoths that are The Cure, The Twilight Sad endeavoured upon their largest headline show yet at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. Opening the night were Man of Moon, a diminutive 2-piece set-up that finds […]