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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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Top 5: Colourful songs for Holi

The Hindu festival of colours is celebrated from India to Platt Fields Park. Charlotte Ridout recommends five rainbow records for this occasion

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‘Changing Stations’ music album tells story of synaesthesia

Manchester composer, Daniel Liam Glyn, uses music to tell a story of his neurological condition and his love for London

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Record Reappraisal: The Clash – Sandinista!

Released between their critical and commercial peaks, Sandinista! is a complex and messy collection of progressive ideals and experimentation. Joseph Preston makes the case for The Clash’s overlooked fourth album

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Live: Stornoway

Stornoway celebrate their past decade of making music with a farewell gig of sea shanties, bird noises, and Simple Minds, writes Rebekah Shaw

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Interview: Lower Than Atlantis

Eddy Thrower, drummer from Lower Than Atlantis, discusses the band’s new direction in their latest album release

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Album: Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes

The indiepop legends return with an album that falls short of their past brilliance, writes Jacob Nicholas

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Live: Chainsmokers

American duo Chainsmokers take Manchester by storm with an ecstatic, non-stop performance, writes Lydia Ransome

Feature: Remembering 2016’s lost LGBTQ+ pop icons

Following February’s LGBT history month, Jack Ashworth looks back over some of the dominant LGBTQ+ pop icons of the late 20th century

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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

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Album: Thundercat — Drunk

Christian Hurry talks through Thundercat’s latest album Drunk, his first since working with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp A Butterfly