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Albums of the Summer: The Babe Rainbow, ‘The Babe Rainbow’

Ironically branding themselves as “loverboys of bourgeois”, The Babe Rainbow, with their straggly hairdos, bareskinned feet, sitars, and harem pants, come closer to naturism than to conventionality. Clips of the band are likely to feature patchwork quilts, lily pads, and ruffle shirts. However, their misty-eyed style is genuine. A product of New South Wales’ green […]

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Albums of the Summer 2017: Cigarettes After Sex, ‘Cigarettes After Sex’

If one thing can be said for certain about a current four-piece ambient-pop band from Texas, Cigarettes After Sex, it is that they are consistent: low resolution-looking black covers with minimalistic images; the slow, sensual rhythms; the deep, androgynous and absolutely stunning voice of their founder and frontman Greg Gonzalez; the melancholically pop lyrics. The […]

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Albums of the Summer 2017: Lana Del Rey, ‘Lust For Life’

Prior to its release, Lust For Life was being billed as Lana Del Rey’s return to the opulent sound of her debut, and most commercially successful, album Born to Die – we were told that her fourth album proper is ‘for the fans’, and the apparent joie de vivre of the title and smiling album […]

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Albums of the Summer 2017: Lorde, ‘Melodrama’

  Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, better known as Lorde, finally released her much awaited sophomore album Melodrama this summer. Having worked on this album for over three years, Lorde cultivates an emotional musical journey based on stepping away from a celebrity lifestyle and a recent break up with her long-term boyfriend. The album as a […]