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The Line of Best Fit review
19.04.14

Kelis turns her back on big-beats for big-bowls of brass-flavoured soul and funk, with tasty results.

NME review
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The R&B innovator's return is satisfying but occasionally a little bland

The Line of Best Fit review
18.04.14

A thick, rich record of stylistically diverse hip hop that stands to annoy as many as is delights.

The Line of Best Fit review
17.04.14

Nas' debut is reissued again as it turns twenty, and the source material remains the greatest record in hip hop history.

Insound review
15.04.14

House Shoes is proud to present the first-ever physical release of Danny Brown’s Hot Soup , his debut album released in 2009 prior to the release of The Hybrid . Featuring Rapper...

Insound review
08.04.14

In partnership with Dave Sitek's (TV ON THE RADIO) Federal Prism Records and his own Federal Prism imprint Sounds Like Fun, COOL KIDS co-founder and renowned hip-hop producer...

Insound review
02.04.14

Caught A Ghost is a new project from LA Singer songwriter and producer Jesse Nolan, featuring additional vocals from Tessa Thompson and Stephen Edelstein on drums. A modern take...

Insound review
01.04.14

There has never been an anomaly in hip-hop quite like the southern trio CunninLynguists. Sampling genres from psych-rock to blues, New Romantic to polka, they have been musically...

Insound review
01.04.14

This is for those with hard heads, black lungs, and scarred hearts. It’s for the dreamers who construct darts on loose-leaf and those revolting against corporate life and casual...

The Quietus review
26.03.14

The first words rapped by YG on his Def Jam debut reveal not only his home city, but also his block and gang affiliation. "Nigga I'm from BPT (west side), TTP (what block?), 400...

NME review
24.03.14

The Minneapolis band's follow-up to 'America Give Up' is bigger, faster, smarter and stronger

Clash review
24.03.14

An album impounded by its own musical influences...

NME review
18.03.14

Kanye West's protege takes his next step in his own Cinderella story

Insound review
18.03.14

Cyne are more than one emcee, more than two producers, more than their decade-spanning discography, and, with the announcement of their new album, All My Angles Are Right , more...

Insound review
18.03.14

Multi-Grammy nominated artist whose music has appeared in many “Best Of” end of year lists.

The Line of Best Fit review
14.03.14

Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti fail to gel on their debut album as a trio, and the result is unworthy of the assembled talent.

NME review
24.03.14

Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti combine on stuttering electro-rap and ethereal pop

The Line of Best Fit review
13.03.14

Arguably the least challenging work of his career, but maybe his most enjoyable.

NME review
24.03.14

An apology for 'Blurred Lines' transforms into the superstar producer's solo high point

Insound review
11.03.14

This year Blacc made his first major-label debut via XIX Recordings/Interscope Records in September with the release of his EP, entitled “Wake Me Up”. Blacc has also been in the...

NME review
10.03.14

The Balkan barnstormer delivers with aspirational hipster rap and programmed beats

Insound review
18.03.14

After featuring on both The Whitest Boy Alive records and since moving to Berlin in 2005, DENA has spent time honing her self-composed beats and finding her signature sound...

NME review
10.03.14

Rap's own Jordan Belfort doesn't have to be likeable to impress

The Quietus review
06.03.14

There are many pimps in hip hop, but Rome Fortune is the only beautiful one. Rome's second mixtape, Beautiful Pimp II, suggests he's formed some attachment to the pimp of its...

Clash review
03.03.14

Does his second solo album live up to the 'Happy' hype? Does it hell...

The Line of Best Fit review
25.02.14

A fascinating record that should see Q move out from the shadows cast by Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz.

Clash review
20.03.14

All killer, no filler from the LA rapper on album three...

The Quietus review
07.03.14

The anticipation for ScHoolboy Q's latest album has been rumbling on since the critical praise levelled at its 2011 forerunner, Habits & Contradictions. Couple that with a close...

The Quietus review
25.02.14

New York, 1983: even one year ahead of George Orwell's prediction for totalitarian apocalypse, what had earlier in the century been celebrated as the world's greatest city was in...

Under The Radar review
24.02.14

Not one to be rushed—it's almost a quarter of a century since the release of her debut Raw Like Sushi and 16 years since her last solo release—Blank Project marks the long overdue...

The Quietus review
04.03.14

Firstly; that title. It's not a new conceit: the empty page, the unnamed musical composition, the untouched canvas, or, nowadays I guess, the optimistically blinking cursor - and...

NME review
03.03.14

The fearless pop pioneer still sounds fresh on her first solo album for 16 years

Spotinews recomendation
02.03.14

Good morning. The final update of the week is the fine new album by Neneh Cherry. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Version for non-Scandinavian European listeners here. US version here.) Neneh...

Insound review
11.02.14

Bike For Three! is the well-lucked and mysterious cross-continental duo of Canadian indie-rap legend Richard Terfry (Buck 65) and budding Belgian electronicist Joëlle Phuong Minh...

NME review
10.02.14

One-time Radiohead collaborator winds together techno, house and hip-hop on impressive return

Insound review
18.02.14

Ryan Hunn, AKA Illum Sphere, is founder of Manchester’s renowned club night Hoya: Hoya, has remixed Radiohead, toured the world’s best club nights and released music on some of...

Clash review
17.02.14

One of the year’s early electronic successes...

XLR8R review
10.02.14

Over the past several years, Manchester producer and Hoya:Hoya co-founder Ryan Hunn (a.k.a. Illum Sphere) assembled a fairly impressive resume for himself, even before he was...

The Quietus review
10.02.14

It's a force of habit now that before hearing something you try and find out about it, eliminate mystery for the security of prejudice. I'm gratified that most of what I've read...

Spotinews recomendation
10.02.14

Hi. Here is the solid new album by The Glitch Mob. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! The Glitch Mob – Love Death ImmortalityFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Insound review
04.02.14

Following his collaboration with Blu on (Blu and Exile’s) Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them, Exile Teams Up with Johaz. another fresh voice from Cali under the...

Insound review
04.02.14

With a Platinum single, several successful mixtapes and over five years in the game under his belt, a seasoned 2 Pistols is ready to unleash his nest work to date in the form of...