ALBUM REVIEW: Eventide by Lilac Lungs

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

OUT: 12/5/17

TRACKLISTING: All I Have; Circle; Fallen For Your Face; Fine; Guard Dog; Next To Nothing; Uh Oh; Us Vs Ourselves; Welcome To The Fallout; Young Warrior

The best place to start describing the beauty of this debut album by Detroit indie band Lilac Lungs is probably with lead singer Emily Torres’ ethereal vocal.

  • Read on for reasons including the video for single Next To Nothing

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ALBUM REVIEW: Silver Eye by Goldfrapp

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

OUT: 31/3/17

TRACKLISTING: Anymore; Systemagic; Tiger Man; Become The One; Faux Suede Drifter; Zodiac Black; Beast That Never Was; Everything Is Never Enough; Moon In Your Mouth; Oceans

We saw Goldfrapp at Camden Roundhouse this week and they played six of these 10 tracks there.

  • Read on for reasons including why we can’t wait for Goldfrapp’s Glastonbury set

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ALBUM REVIEW: Glory Days by Little Mix

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

OUT: now

TRACKLIST: Shout Out To My Ex; Touch; F.U; Oops; You Gotta Not; Down And Dirty; Power; Your Life; Nobody Like You; No More Sad Songs; Private Show; Nothing Else Matters

Shout Out To My Ex was everything we wanted from a lead-off single for this, their fourth album.

  • Read on for reasons including details of the Glory Days world tour

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ALBUM REVIEW: Joanne by Lady Gaga

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: 21/10

TRACKLIST: Diamond Heart; A-Yo; Joanne; John Wayne; Dancin’ In Circles; Perfect Illusion; Million Reasons; Sinner’s Prayer; Come To Mama; Hey Girl; Angel Down; Grigio Girls; Just Another Day; Angel Down (work tape)

The campaign to encourage Lady Gaga to headline next year’s Glastonbury starts right here.

  • Read on for the 14 reasons why Lady Gaga would be the perfect act to follow in Adele’s footsteps

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ALBUM REVIEW: Familia by Sophie Ellis-Bextor

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

OUT: 2/9

TRACKLIST: Wild Forever; Death of Love; Crystallise; Hush Little Voices; Here Comes The Rapture; Come With Us; Cassandra; My Puppet Heart; Unrequited; The Saddest Happiness; Don’t Shy Away

The single which launched this album, Come With Us, is, in our opinion, Ms Ellis-Bextor’s best since 2002’s Music Gets the Best Of Me.

  • Read on for all the gossip about Sophie’s February tour

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ALBUM REVIEW: Chaleur Humaine by Christine & the Queens

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: now

TRACKLIST: iT; Saint Claude; Tilted; No Harm Is Done; Science Fiction; Paradis Perdue; Half Ladies; Jonathan; Narcissus Is Back; Safe and Holy; Night 52; Here.

Breakout hit Tilted is A-Listed at Radio 1 and B-Listed at Radio 2 as we type. But it was quite possibly BBC1’s Graham Norton Show where you first encountered arguably the song of the summer.

  • Read on for how it was monstagigz’ mum who first brought them to our attention

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ALBUM REVIEW: Take Her Up To Monto by Róisín Murphy

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

OUT: 8/7

TRACKLIST: Mastermind; Pretty Gardens; Thoughts Wasted; Lip Service; Ten Miles High; Whatever; Romantic Comedy; Nervous Sleep; Sitting and Counting.

Fans of Moloko’s breakthrough 1999 hit Sing It Back would do well to approach Murphy’s fifth solo album with caution.

  • Read on for details of Murphy’s recent Glastonbury show

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ALBUM REVIEW: Nothing’s Real by Shura

WORTH A LOOK: *****

OUT: 8/7

TRACKLIST: (I); Nothing’s Real; What’s It Gonna Be; Touch; Kidz’n’Stuff; Indecision; What Happened To Us; (II); Tongue Tied; 2Shy; White Lies; The Space Tapes.

It’s noon on Saturday the day after the Brexit result triggered David Cameron’s resignation and Shura is telling the audience at Glastonbury’s Other Stage that her entire set is about break-ups.

  • Read on for reasons why Nothing’s Real is this summer’s soundtrack

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