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Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bryce Dessner and Eighth Blackbird Collaborate on 'When We Are Inhuman'

A rewarding, enriching and outstanding collaboration between Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Bryce Dessner, and Eighth Blackbird makes the old sound new, the new sound old and shines a light on a long lost minimalist composer.

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Poppies: Assorted Finery from the First Psychedelic Age

Poppies is a journey through the outer reaches of obscure but brilliant psychedelic songs on this wonderfully crafted compilation from Craft Recordings.

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Mediations of Life Shine Brightly on Rajna Swaminathan's Brilliant Debut Album

An Indian jazz fusion album introduces a vital new voice to the scene with Rajna Swaminathan's debut, Of Agency and Abstraction.

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He Shoots! He Scores! Bunny Lee: Dreads Enter the Gates With Praise

This brilliant Soul Jazz Records compilation of Jamaican reggae producer Bunny 'Striker' Lee hits the mark with 23 prime cuts of roots reggae and dub.

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The Matthew Herbert Great Britain and Gibraltar European Union Membership Referendum Big Band: The State Between Us

Matthew Herbert's The State Between Us is an extraordinary album for extraordinary times, as it addresses Brexit and what it means to be British and European.

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Dexys: One Day I'm Going to Soar

Dexys' first album in 27 years highlights the mercurial talents of Kevin Rowland and bandmates on this suburb album of love, loathing and confession.

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Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady

A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.

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Lau Nau: Valohiukkanen

A slight deviation in sound for Lau Nau, but they remain at their best when reverting to type.

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William Tyler: Impossible Truth

Shimmering, textured, and glorious. A sublime album from the most creative solo acoustic guitar player around.

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Peace: In Love

Young audiences will love it, free and ignorant maybe, of the influences so apparent in Peace’s music, whilst others, those a bit more long in the tooth, will fail to understand the fuss and hype and will be tempted to dismiss the album and the band as a one off, devoid of originality.

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Alice Russell: To Dust

Fifth solo album from authentic soul diva Alice Russell deserves to see her claim her rightful place in the vanguard of the current female singer-songwriter explosion.

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The Thermals: Desperate Ground

A consummate and brilliantly constructed 26-minute punk concept album. The Thermals are blowing hot hot hot.

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Tru Thoughts / Caroline

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Laura Mvula: Sing to the Moon

A debut album that at once delivers on its promises whilst hinting at future greatness.

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Various Artists: The Voice Project Presents Home Recordings Volume 1

Music as a tool for social change: An important cause highlighted in a simple, yet powerful way.

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Jacco Gardner: Cabinet of Curiosities

Dutch wunderkid’s first album offers much promise.

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The Voice Project

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I Am Kloot: Let It All In

Proof that good things do, indeed, come to those who wait.

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Ulrich Schnauss: A Long Way to Fall

A step forward, whilst glancing backwards, on Ulrich Schnauss’ new album.

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Scripted Realities

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Domino - North America

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Roots Manuva: Banana Skank EP

Nice stocking filler by UK's pre-eminent hip-hop artist.

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