39: Illmatic for the People

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This week: our first run of music episodes in the new shorter format concludes with talk of live shows taken in over the summer – including Prince, Neutral Milk Hotel and Aidan Moffat – and an outpouring of love for this month’s classic album, Nas’ superlative Illmatic. Continue reading

27: It All Goes A Bit Radge

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This week: a bumper month for new music finds three recent releases up for review – Chvrches’ eagerly anticipated debut The Bones of What You Believe, Janelle Monáe’s eagerly anticipated second album The Electric Lady and Elvis Costello and The Roots’ eagerly anticipated collaborative album Wise Up Ghost. EAGER ANTICIPATION ALL UP IN THIS ISH. Elsewhere, Graham talks the Darkside album and James Blake live, while Chris swoons over new records from Bill Callahan and Neko Case but is nonplussed by Justin Timberlake’s second release of the year. Continue reading