The Mancunion

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Album: David Bowie – No Plan EP

Released 8th January via Columbia/Sony 8/10 Released on what would have been David Bowie’s 70th Birthday, the No Plan EP consists of what are ...

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Album: Run the Jewels — Run the Jewels 3

Released 25th December via Run The Jewels, Inc. 9/10 Run the Jewels 3 proves that Run the Jewels can do no wrong. The duo's long-awaited ...

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Live: Peter Doherty

7th of December at Albert Hall 7.5/10 It’s 21:30, and quips about whether Peter Doherty will even appear have become legitimate concerns. His support, ...

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Album: David Bowie – No Plan EP

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 1
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Album: Run the Jewels — Run the Jewels

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 2
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Live: Peter Doherty

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Album: David Bowie – No Plan EP

William Bain deliver’s The Mancunion’s verdict on the deceased icon’s final recordings: a fond farewell to an exceptional career

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Album: Run the Jewels — Run the Jewels 3

Fiery and fluid, the hip-hop duo’s surprise third album is their best yet, writes Madeleine Jones

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Live: Peter Doherty

Messy, chaotic, dangerous, and something we don’t see enough of anymore: It’s classic Peter Doherty

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Album: Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love

Childish Gambino confidently trades rap for funk with his latest release, writes James Gill

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Live: Honeyblood

With their refreshingly modest and empowering performance, Honeyblood are ones to watch, writes Nancy Colbert

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Live: VANT

VANT’s energetic live performance as main support for Nothing But Thieves have the audience roaring for more, writes Amy Matthews

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Live: Sampha

At his first headline show in Manchester, Sampha shows he’s as comfortable in the spotlight as in the shadows ahead of his debut album’s release, writes Harrison Kersey

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Album: Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations

Peter Doherty returns with a second solo album. Once again, it’s just alright

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Album: The Weeknd – Starboy

Despite some indications that Abel Tesfaye can supply the poetry and melodies he offered so effortlessly in previous work, he appears to have bitten off more than he can chew this time around

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Live: The Cure

The seminal goth band promised a marathon set and fan-favourite song selections. In a muddy and disappointingly abrupt show, The Cure delivered neither, writes Joe Casson

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Live: White Lies

White Lies play a divine set at the Albert Hall, but their bombast and lack of nuance leaves Ben Lomax looking for a higher power

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Album: Thee Oh Sees – An Odd Entrances

Thee Oh Sees have yet another great addition to their impressive catalogue of albums with this latest release, writes Ollie Clack