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Cigarettes After Sex’s ‘Cry’ lacks variation

After a long-awaited two years punctuated by rare single drops, Cigarettes After Sex return with their new album, Cry, which carries much potential, but ultimately lacks sustenance.  It opens with a characteristically Cigarettes sound in ‘Don’t Let Me Go’; think soft drums, haunting reverb guitar melodies and melancholic vocals which, as ever, depict the heartbreak […]

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Floating Points release exceptional new album ‘Crush’

To anyone who doesn’t know of Floating Points, aka Sam Shepherd, try picturing some kind of crazy scientist, frantically and maniacally experimenting with his hardware synths, smashing up the musical elements of the past and using them to make a new dance music concoction. Unsurprisingly, he’s not actually like this, and in fact seems incredibly […]

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Taylor Swift returns with new album

It is fair to say that Taylor Swift’s last album, Reputation, was divisive between fans and critics alike. Thankfully, Lover, her seventh studio album, is a such a much needed palette cleanser. ‘I Forgot That You Existed’, the opening track, acts as a musical disinfectant and marks a clear breakaway from Swift’s experimental Reputation era. […]