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The Skints
FM
Mar 25, 2015 | by | No Comments | Read →

With nearly 200,000 immigrants from Jamaica arriving during the mid-20th century, England has long been a hotbed of cultural imports from its one-time...


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  • Liturgy The Ark Work
    Liturgy
    The Ark Work

    Liturgy’s first release in four years, The Ark Work, is a profoundly discomfiting record, but one that never hits the levels of profundity it seeks. Opening with...

  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsChasing Yesterday
    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
    Chasing Yesterday

    Oasis had probably one of the strangest break-ups in music history. When the band called it quits in 2009, Liam Gallagher and most...

  • An Interview withDick Diver
    An Interview with
    Dick Diver

    Dick Diver, despite the alliteration, isn't a name that rolls off the tongue. Even as a reference to an F. Scott Fitzgerald character, it also doesn't do much to...

  • Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
    Modest Mouse
    Strangers to Ourselves

    It really doesn’t feel like Modest Mouse ever was off the radar, right? But save for their 2009 EP, No One’s First and You’re Next, a record largely filled with...


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The Skints
FM
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Please don’t tell me how good a Sleater-Kinney album is in 2015. This isn't supposed to be some regenerative proclamation in a new year of music. It is...

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