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Blade Runner 2: why I remain fearful of the sequel

With a team including Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, and new blood Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2 promises to be “a uniquely potent and faithful sequel”. At present, I’m unconvinced.

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Review: FKA twigs – ‘LP1’

Tahliah Barnett deals in dialectics, those tensions between pleasure and pain, between space and noise, for example. These are hardly foreign concepts to the fertile ground of R&B, but the kiss-curled ingenue known as FKA twigs doesn’t merely operate inside such liminal spaces, she completely… Read More

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Albums of 2014: Mid-year round-up

Although 2014 got off to a slow start in terms of new releases (with more than a few anticipated albums still to come), the year’s first and second quarters have churned out a svelte but strong set of albums. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s collective effort Pinata… Read More