All Reviews & Features

Poster for Hanna

Hanna

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published May 20th, 2011

Suspend your disbelief for this action-filled thriller with just a smidge of magical realism...

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Poster for TT 3D: Closer To The Edge

TT 3D: Closer To The Edge

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published May 20th, 2011

You definitely, actually, don't have to be a petrol head, believe it or not...

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Cover artwork for Save The World

Swedish House Mafia
Save The World

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by John
  • Updated July 2nd, 2011

Another contender for summer dance anthem.

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Cover artwork for The English Riviera

Metronomy
The English Riviera

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by John
  • Published May 10th, 2011

Minimalist ethereal pop.

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Cover artwork for Pala

Friendly Fires
Pala

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published May 9th, 2011

A superb soundtrack to your summer.

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Cover artwork for Turtleneck and Chain

The Lonely Island
Turtleneck and Chain

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published May 9th, 2011

Difficult second album is apparently not so difficult.

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Cover artwork for Ministry of Sound: Funk Soul Classics

Various Artists
Ministry of Sound: Funk Soul Classics

  • ★★★★★
  • Review by John
  • Published May 7th, 2011

Pretty much the epitome of what a compilation album should be.

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Music Feature

4 albums I'm looking forward to

One of those annoying articles that say nothing about (what should be) really great things in the future.

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Cover artwork for Light After Dark

Clare Maguire
Light After Dark

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published May 4th, 2011

Well crafted, really velvety debut album.

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Cover artwork for Hed Kandi: Serve Chilled Electronic Summer

Various Artists
Hed Kandi: Serve Chilled Electronic Summer

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published May 4th, 2011

Definitely a great companion to a hot summer's day. Bring booze.

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Cover artwork for Mirrorwriting

Jamie Woon
Mirrorwriting

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by John
  • Published April 20th, 2011

A smooth, melancholic, yet remarkably re-playable album.

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Cover artwork for Broken Record Remixes

Katy B
Broken Record Remixes

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Updated April 19th, 2011

Some interesting remixes of a standout song.

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Cover artwork for Everyday

Rusko
Everyday

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published April 8th, 2011

Well crafted track with some interesting remixes.

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Cover artwork for Beautiful World

Tiƫsto
Beautiful World

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published April 7th, 2011

Most definitely one of those future annoying summer dance anthems.

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Cover artwork for Angles

The Strokes
Angles

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by John
  • Published April 7th, 2011

Hey, look everyone! It's another Strokes album!

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Cover artwork for On A Mission

Katy B
On A Mission

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published April 4th, 2011

A seamless blend of dubstep, garage and funky.

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Cover artwork for Crystal Castles (II)

Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles (II)

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published March 21st, 2011

An explosion of haunting vocals and electronic punk rock.

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Cover artwork for The Roller

Beady Eye
The Roller

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published February 24th, 2011

Can't wait for the album!

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Cover artwork for Let England Shake

PJ Harvey
Let England Shake

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published February 23rd, 2011

PJ Harvey adds her own individual, unique and very much realistic and believable entry into ...

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Everything Else

A Big Fat Royal Wedding???

Taffeta and tiaras, outspoken guests and a strong desire to have the 'best' wedding for miles around... is the royal wedding going to be that much different than a 'Gypsy' ...

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Cover artwork for Since I Left You

The Avalanches
Since I Left You

  • ★★★★★
  • Review by John
  • Published February 22nd, 2011

It's been 11 years, but it still sounds as fresh as ever.

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Poster for Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Updated February 9th, 2011

Just don't, whatever you do, go see it on Valentine's Day....

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Cover artwork for Swim

Caribou
Swim

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published February 9th, 2011

Yes, I know I'm about a year late to reviewing this, seeing as it came ...

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Cover artwork for Magnetic Man

Magnetic Man
Magnetic Man

  • ★★★★★
  • Review by John
  • Published February 1st, 2011

Brilliant. I could end the review here.

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Cover artwork for Arguru

deadmau5
Arguru

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Review by John
  • Published January 29th, 2011

Not as good as some of his other recent hit singles, but still a cut ...

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Poster for The Black Swan

The Black Swan

  • ★★★★★
  • Review by Charis
  • Published January 19th, 2011

This thrillingly intoxicating tale of insanity and obsession is a world away from tutus and tiaras...

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Cover artwork for Jilted Generation: How Britain has Bankrupted its Youth

Ed Howker and Shiv Malik
Jilted Generation: How Britain has Bankrupted its Youth

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by Charis
  • Published January 18th, 2011

Maybe we aren't the generation who has had it all easy, actually...

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Poster for The King's Speech

The King's Speech

  • ★★★★★
  • Review by Charis
  • Published January 12th, 2011

Traditional period drama proves to be a delicate tale of tenderness, friendship and triumph.

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Music Feature

My Pick of the Year's Best Albums

Five albums that really made the grade in 2010

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Cover artwork for Fist of God

MSTRKRFT
Fist of God

  • ★★★★☆
  • Review by John
  • Published December 15th, 2010

Is it any better than The Looks?

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Our Favourite Music

Cover artwork for Louder

Louder

  • ★★★★★
Cover artwork for Since I Left You

Since I Left You

  • ★★★★★
Cover artwork for Magnetic Man

Magnetic Man

  • ★★★★★
Cover artwork for Welcome Reality

Welcome Reality

  • ★★★★☆
Cover artwork for Ritual Union

Ritual Union

  • ★★★★☆
Cover artwork for Dedication

Dedication

  • ★★★★☆
Cover artwork for Heaven

Heaven

  • ★★★★☆
Cover artwork for Promises

Promises

  • ★★★★☆

Our Favourite Films

Poster for Amelie

Amelie

  • ★★★★★
Poster for The Black Swan

The Black Swan

  • ★★★★★
Poster for The King's Speech

The King's Speech

  • ★★★★★
Poster for Senna

Senna

  • ★★★★☆
Poster for TT 3D: Closer To The Edge

TT 3D: Closer To The Edge

  • ★★★★☆
Poster for Let Me In

Let Me In

  • ★★★★☆
Poster for X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

  • ★★★☆☆
Poster for Hanna

Hanna

  • ★★★☆☆
Poster for Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

  • ★★★☆☆
  • Updated

Our Favourite Books

Cover artwork for A Rebours

A Rebours

  • ★★★★★
Cover artwork for The Little Friend

The Little Friend

  • ★★★★★
Cover artwork for Any Human Heart

Any Human Heart

  • ★★★★★
  • Updated
Cover artwork for Postcards

Postcards

  • ★★★★☆
Cover artwork for The End of the Affair

The End of the Affair

  • ★★★★☆