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Beach Bunny: Honeymoon review – a short, sweet blast of sunny indie-pop

(Mom + Pop) What began in 2015 as a bedroom project for Chicago-based Lili Trifilio had become something of an online phenomenon by the time 2018’s self-released Prom Queen was streamed 67m times. Now a fully fleshed-out four-piece with an actual record deal, Beach Bunny’s debut full-length effort doesn’t disappoint: Honeymoon is a blast of …

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Tame Impala: The Slow Rush review – polished disco funk

(Fiction)Kevin Parker shifts further away from his psych rock roots, while pondering happiness and his continued relevance Around the time of 2015’s Currents – the third Tame Impala album – mainman Kevin Parker described having an epiphany some time previously. Driving around Los Angeles on magic mushrooms and cocaine, he realised just how magnificent the …

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Harry Styles Covers Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” for BBC Radio: Watch

Harry Styles returned in December with a new solo album in Fine Line. However, that hasn’t kept the English musician from rolling out the occasional cover song. In recent months, Styles has put his own spin on Lizzo’s “Juice” and Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide” — and performed both tracks live with each respective original artist! He …

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Whitney Houston’s Classic Debut Album to Receive Vinyl Reissue for 35th Anniversary

Love is in the air, and it’s not just because of Valentine’s Day. In honor of its 35th anniversary, Whitney Houston’s classic self-titled debut album is being reissued on special colored vinyl. The re-release also comes ahead of the late music legend’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Due out via Legacy …

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Nathaniel Rateliff: And It’s Still Alright review – a mixed bag of Americana

(Stax)The rock journeyman goes it alone with a grief-imbued album that treads a thin line between meaningless and profound Nathaniel Rateliff had been around the houses before people started taking notice: an album apiece with Lost in the Flood and his own group, the Wheel, and two solo albums. Then, with nothing left at stake, …

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