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November 2018

Album reviews

Cloud Nothings bring the fire back on 'Last Building Burning'
Album Review

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.
'Vitriola' is failing society writ large, and Cursive's finest moment in over a decade
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'Vitriola' is failing society writ large, and Cursive's finest moment in over a decade

‘Vitriola’ bubbles and boils with anger and simmers with regret and futility.
With 'AAARTH', The Joy Formidable are re-energised and ready to take on the world again
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With 'AAARTH', The Joy Formidable are re-energised and ready to take on the world again

It's been a turbulent few years for The Joy Formidable.
'Grow Into It' sees Doe stomp into the unknown
Album review

'Grow Into It' sees Doe stomp into the unknown

Doe sharpen their edges, clench their fists and bare their fangs.
With 'Million Dollars to Kill Me', Joyce Manor offer up yet another excellent addition to their exceptional canon
Album review

With 'Million Dollars to Kill Me', Joyce Manor offer up yet another excellent addition to their exceptional canon

Five albums deep and California’s Joyce Manor remain wide-eyed protagonists.
Fatherson's 'Sum Of All Your Parts' is a gutsy and assured third album
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Fatherson's 'Sum Of All Your Parts' is a gutsy and assured third album

Fatherson are sounding more playful on their third effort.
With 'Palms', the bar Thrice raised when they returned from their hiatus is raised again
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With 'Palms', the bar Thrice raised when they returned from their hiatus is raised again

Thrice have created a monument to their own relentless need to evolve.
Anna's Anchor hones his craft for second album, 'Everybody's Welcome'
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Anna's Anchor hones his craft for second album, 'Everybody's Welcome'

It stays the right side of heartfelt.
'Generation RX' may be the best album that Good Charlotte have made yet
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'Generation RX' may be the best album that Good Charlotte have made yet

By looking deep into themselves, they have re-energised and rediscovered their fire.
Dilly Dally's 'Heaven' is full of brilliant, unfiltered spray paint love
Album review

Dilly Dally's 'Heaven' is full of brilliant, unfiltered spray paint love

The band don't just find their voice, they want to scream from the mountaintop. 
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