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REVIEW: Dirty Projectors – ‘Lamp Lit Prose’ (Domino)

After the harrowing self-doubt and heartbreak of ‘Dirty Projectors’, David Longstreth emerges into the light of hope and new love on ‘Lamp Lit Prose’.

REVIEW: Kamasi Washington – ‘Heaven And Earth’ (Shoto Mas / Young Turks)

Kamasi Washington’s latest epic double-album ‘Heaven And Earth’ is another artistic triumph, the band-leader executing ambitious arrangements without irony or pretension.

REVIEW: Kanye West – ‘ye’ (G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam)

‘ye’ is archetypal and iconic in its own way – but it makes for kind of a dreary listen, a word usually applied last to anything Kanye West produced.

REVIEW: Shy Layers – ‘Midnight Marker’ (Beats In Space)

On ‘Midnight Marker’, Shy Layers makes clear use of his visual artist ethos to present us with a sort-of muzak of excellent craftsmanship.

REVIEW: Arctic Monkeys – ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ (Domino)

Alex Turner has certainly split the Arctic Monkeys fanbase with ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, one of the strangest and most divisive albums to come from a major artist in a very long time.

REVIEW: Jon Hopkins – ‘Singularity’ (Domino)

Jon Hopkins’ ‘Singularity’ is one of the best-produced British dance albums of recent years.

REVIEW: George Ezra – ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ (Columbia / Sony)

George Ezra’s second record ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ is pure escapism – a decently put together, well-produced but slightly artless half an hour.

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