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Album: Wire — Silver/Lead

Wire’s latest record is another excellent example of what they’ve always done — being impressively odd, writes Jacob Bernard-Banton

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Album: Father John Misty — Pure Comedy

On his disappointing third album, Father John Misty comes across as a parody of himself, offering trite social commentary and uninspired music, writes Joe Casson

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Beyonce’s Lemonade: One year on

Beyoncé was served lemons, but did she manage to make lemonade? Charlie Maudsley looks back on Beyoncé’s latest, one year on

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Album: Laura Marling – Semper Femina

Rebekah Shaw on Laura Marling’s mature and emotional exploration of feminine experience, identity and the problems with love

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Album: Spoon – Hot Thoughts

The indie rock titans return with their latest masterpiece

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Album: Drake — More Life

Drake’s More Life is hardly groundbreaking, but does show us a darker, more mature side of the squeaky clean rapper, writes Lily Sheehan

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Album: Ed Sheeran – ÷

÷ is vintage Sheeran, but isn’t all that the charts make it out to be, writes William Bain

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Review: The Shins — Heartworms

The Shins’ latest record will be a welcome return for their dearest fans, but others will find another record to add to the backend of a summer Spotify playlist, Christian Hurry writes

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Album: Real Estate — In Mind

Subtly finetuning their sound, Real Estate have delivered a poignant and succinct album that expertly blends sunny guitars with contemplative lyricism

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Album: Peter Silberman — Impermanence

On his first solo venture, the Antlers frontman strips his distinguished sound down to gorgeous melodies and stark guitar

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Album: The Orwells — Terrible Human Beings

Their consistency is remarkable, but on album number three The Orwells’ determinedness to stick to their guns sees them shoot themselves in the foot, writes Callum Oliver

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Album: Xiu Xiu — Forget

The experimental outfit’s latest album benefits from its accessible approach to complex electronica, writes Jacob Hopkins