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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 […]