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REVIEW: Karen O & Danger Mouse – ‘Lux Prima’ (BMG)

‘Lux Prima’ by Karen O and Danger Mouse is an expansive and sonically enchanting album, and a truly unforgettable experience.  

REVIEW: A$AP Rocky – ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’ (A$AP Worldwide / Polo Grounds Music / RCA)

by Ed Biggs As the member of the A$AP Mob with the highest media exposure by far, A$AP Rocky has publicly stated that he wants his second album to signify “the return of the God MC” in wider rap music – presumably why the acronym for his new album At.Long.Last.A$AP sounds like ‘Allah’, rather handily. Real name Rakim Mayers, he’s presented himself as a jack-of-all-trades, dabbling in fashion, acting, directing and

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CLASSIC ’00s: Gorillaz – ‘Demon Days’

by Ed Biggs It’s strange to think an album by a fictional band could have such a sizeable impact, but the 2005 album Demon Days by the animated group Gorillaz, the brainchild of Blur singer Damon Albarn and illustrator Jamie Hewlett, helped to shape the direction of pop music today. For all its undoubted creativity, the project’s self-titled 2001 debut ultimately felt a tad sterile, like a laboratory experiment with a

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