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December 2018 / January 2019

Album reviews

Memphis May Fire's 'Broken' will surely help to rebuild the most shattered of souls
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Memphis May Fire's 'Broken' will surely help to rebuild the most shattered of souls

Punch-the-air anthems and whiplash-inducing mosh moments.
Architects take a difficult next step with new album, 'Holy Hell'
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Architects take a difficult next step with new album, 'Holy Hell'

There are moments of uncomfortable bluntness, terrifying admissions and resolute promises to continue.
SHVPES display a refreshing unwillingness to play it safe with second album 'Greater Than'
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SHVPES display a refreshing unwillingness to play it safe with second album 'Greater Than'

They show adaptability that few of their peers can boast of.
'Bought To Rot' takes the punk energy of Laura Jane Grace's day job and adds a flourish of heartland American rock
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'Bought To Rot' takes the punk energy of Laura Jane Grace's day job and adds a flourish of heartland American rock

An album of rants and ramblings about life on tour, divorce and depression.
Kagoule's 'Strange Entertainment' is an intriguing listen that gets trippier the deeper you get
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Kagoule's 'Strange Entertainment' is an intriguing listen that gets trippier the deeper you get

Themes of battles with self-esteem and anxieties are concealed within fantasy and sci-fi references.
Active Bird Community's 'Amends' is smart and accessible, dazzling in its brightest moments
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Active Bird Community's 'Amends' is smart and accessible, dazzling in its brightest moments

There’s certainly plenty to love about ‘Amends’.
Saves The Day's '9' is a Jekyll and Hyde record
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Saves The Day's '9' is a Jekyll and Hyde record

There is nothing duller than a band singing about being in a band.
Antarctigo Vespucci's 'Love In The Time of E-mail' is a solid collection of songs with catchy hooks
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Antarctigo Vespucci's 'Love In The Time of E-mail' is a solid collection of songs with catchy hooks

The best moments come when they turn their guitars up and let them roar.
Cloud Nothings bring the fire back on 'Last Building Burning'
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Cloud Nothings bring the fire back on 'Last Building Burning'

Just eight tracks long, ‘Last Building Burning’ is furious and focused.
‘Beside Myself’ is another leap forward for Basement
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‘Beside Myself’ is another leap forward for Basement

Each track is quick to entwine with and then tug sharply on your heartstrings.
Marcus Mumford, Killer Mike, K. Flay and more join Tom Morello for a bold but ultimately disjointed record
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Marcus Mumford, Killer Mike, K. Flay and more join Tom Morello for a bold but ultimately disjointed record

A worthy addition to Morello’s increasingly stretched canon.
After five years away, Swearin''s 'Fall Into the Sun' is a lo-fi delight of an album that may be their best yet
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After five years away, Swearin''s 'Fall Into the Sun' is a lo-fi delight of an album that may be their best yet

They've survived against all the odds and emerged all the stronger for it.
Black Peaks' 'All That Divides' is a record of big choruses and bigger conviction
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Black Peaks' 'All That Divides' is a record of big choruses and bigger conviction

It’s not a political record, but it does dish out the blame.
Estrons' 'You Say I'm Too Much, I Say You're Not Enough' tells stories torn from diary pages and dark thoughts
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Estrons' 'You Say I'm Too Much, I Say You're Not Enough' tells stories torn from diary pages and dark thoughts

Confrontational, challenging and never one to back away from a scrap.
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