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Cassie Hyde

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Top 10 Albums of 2016

The Mancunion’s favourite albums of the past year, lovingly compiled and illustrated by our contributors

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Album: Leonard Cohen — You Want It Darker

Cassie Hyde delivers the Mancunion’s verdict on the late Leonard Cohen’s final work, a rich and sorrowful farewell

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Tracks of the week: 7th November

Cassie Hyde reviews the new tracks of the week, with Marika Hackman excelling festively and a disappointing return for Japandroids

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Album: Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown’s latest outing is as chaotic as it is brilliant, writes Cassie Hyde

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Album: Angel Olsen – My Woman

Angel Olsen’s new album arrives as a fully-formed classic, writes Cassie Hyde

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Album: DIIV – Is The Is Are

DIIV’s second album comes after a period of turmoil which is reflected in the melancholic feel of the music

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Top 10 Songs of 2015

As the curtains close on a rambunctious year of music, our writers cast their votes on the 10 greatest songs of the past 12 months

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Live: Major Lazer

Too many drops makes a flop. Cassie Hyde found this out the hard way at Major Lazer’s Academy set

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Fish out of Water: Prog rock

Cassie Hyde felt like stirring the waters, so we sent her three classic prog rock albums by Yes, King Crimson and Rush. Here’s what she made of them

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“It’s better to burn out than fade away…”

Cassie Hyde pontificates on a recent slew of “rock ‘n’ roll suicide” documentaries

TORRES

Live: TORRES

Rob Paterson gives his verdict on TORRES’s recent Manchester gig