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Pixies – Head Carrier

For over 10 years, a collective realisation had slowly dawned over the cult of hardcore Pixies fans. This was a realisation that the library of Pixies music was a closed book. They had made their world-changing music, and even their reunion was one rooted deeply in the nostalgia of 40-somethings and hipster teens. Head Carrier, […]

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Solange – A Seat at the Table

“I’m weary of the ways of the world”, Solange declares early on in her third album, and she has good reason to be. Across A Seat at the Table’s 52 minutes, she confronts prejudice and violence, death and grief, anxiety and doubt. Her first project since 2012’s new wave-inspired EP True – lush but narratively […]

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Literature in 2016

With one positively gargantuan year for literature behind us, it would be wrong to expect another such year. Just plain greedy. But in 2016, blockbusting, record-breaking, appetite-whetting literature is not going to be difficult to come by, even for those who never have the time or energy to read between lectures and essays. Yes, before […]