Meet Me At The Movies – Viktoria Tolstoy

All too often are the Christmas and winter charts filled with compilation albums of either songs from Hollywood or Broadway, most often performed by an artist in dire need of a paycheck. Personally, I, like many, have a soft spot for these albums because frankly, I enjoy the songs. There’s something warming about the familiarity…

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I See You – The xx

Release Date – 13th January 2017 After making waves with their Mercury-prize-winning debut album ‘xx’ and then struggling to stay afloat with the sparse and arid ‘Coexist’, The xx return with a more expansive sound that sees them play with a new, Jamie xx ridden sonic pallet, which delivers both triumphant moments and plodding duds.

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Godfather – Wiley

Release Date – 13th January 2017 I‘m sure I’m not alone rejoicing the fact that Godfather has finally seen the light of day. After multiple revisions of the tracklist, and even hints of the album being scrapped altogether, the grime originator has dropped his (possibly) final album in the most characteristically unpredictable Wiley manner. Wiley…

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Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Stephen Barrett

10. Beyond the Fleeting Gales – Crying Beyond the Fleeting Gales is such a lively and energetic listen, with its playful melodies and vocals giving off a strong feeling of childlike innocence. I have to say that on first listen, the overbearing, sickly sweet cheerful melodies and slap-in-the-face cheesy guitar solos didn’t sit well with me…

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Top 10 Songs of 2016 – Ronan Hatfull

10. Sweet Relief – Kimbra Kicking off my countdown of the year’s best songs is one I’ve only discovered in the final throws of 2016. However, it’s simply too good to omit from this list. New Zealand singer Kimbra, whose diverse list of collaborators includes Gotye (with whom she won two Grammys in 2013 for…

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