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Albums of the Year 2020

This year hasn’t been easy for the music community, or any community for that matter. However, it has certainly underlined the importance of music and…

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End of the Needle with David Keenan

"Marx is so unsexy. Except when McCarthy do it." David KeenanEOTN explores the records that have influenced, motivated, shaped, altered or augmented careers, projects, perhaps even…

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Album of the Month - November 2020

Ólafur Arnalds some kind of peaceBuy now on Rough Trade Exclusive clear vinyl/CD Label: Mercury KX In this harsh and bitter environment we call life,…

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Label Focus: Innovative Leisure

The LA label that puts endearing creativity and sonic beauty before tradition turns 10 this year and in tribute, it is the latest imprint to feature…

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End of the Needle with Travis' Fran Healy

"I opened it and there he was. 'Hey...' said Steve (Malkmus) pointing behind him 'I live across the street from you.' We hung out…

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End of the Needle with Paul Morley

"It makes more sense the older you get, and can take you away a little from Iggy and the Stooges, as divine as that can seem,…

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Album of the Month - October 2020

IDLES Ultra Mono "Ultra Mono is an engine of the self. Ultra Mono is a momentary artefact of us being. We are derivative, weare everything we…

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End of the Needle with Skin

"How does a black skinny girl from Brixton get into rock music? The Specials were that bridge from Blue Beat, to Ska, to Two-Tone, to The…

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Album of the Month - September 2020

Osees Protean Threat Petrol fuelled krautrock rumbles, dark demonic rock, slinky, sexy disco and cataclysmic noise unite to make the most thrilling and satisfying rush Osees…

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Album of the Month - August 2020

Bob Vylan We Live Here Mum don't look like me But thank God she still loved me Neighbours called me nigga Told me "go back to…