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Albums of The Year So Far 2022

Halfway through 2022 and there’s been an abundance of great music. Already we’ve seen indie rock breakthroughs, hip-hop masterpieces, and legacy-affirming statement records from…

I Don’t Know Much About Love, But This Is The Cure

For all the doom and gloom of their appearance, The Cure are a deeply sentimental band. The silver lining amidst the band’s morbid fascinations is…

Sad Indie-spensibles

Not reserved for January alone, embrace the blues and beauty of some of our favourite wistful vinyl albums featuring Gothic tones, 'sad indie', melancholy folk and sadcore rock - the downbeat melodies we all lean into, to feel more understood.…

Ranked: David Bowie's Greatest Albums

"I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on." With Saturday 8th January 2022 marking…

Most Anticipated Albums of 2022

It’s been a wild year, but 2021 will soon be in the rearview mirror. Our final list of the year sees us not look back…

Coming In Hot: The Best New Albums in 2022

With long-awaited debuts, racing comebacks and some of the most complete work to date, be assured the next trip around the sun will deliver some truly…

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Best of Christmas 2021

Christmas time is here Families drawing near Oh, that we could always see Such spirit through the yearVince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here Christmas…

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Recounting: Monument by Portico Quartet

"We created this record in a hopeful frame of mind. Perhaps we even used it as a way to daydream a little, to imagine a more…

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Albums of the Year So Far 2021

At the moment, it all feels so uncertain. The world is still in a period of transition yet it feels like the light at the end…

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Albums of the Year So Far 2021

It's going to be a tough feat, to prize the word uncertain from the firm grip of the pandemic's vocabulary, so long has it been a…