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    St. Vincent - 7th Album

    It's all been downhill since the self-titled imo but this sounds raw and real, less performative, and more in the spirit of her earlier work. And the best part is that it seems to be a completely Antonoff-free zone -- hooray! Cannot wait.
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    Pet Shop Boys - "Loneliness" + Nonetheless (Apr 26)

    I hear bits of pieces of all of their post-imperial era stuff in Loneliness. But it's pulled off with a tad more aplomb than, say, Before, I Don't Know What You Want, or Together, all of which it reminds me of in places. I think it's a really solid comeback but doubt it will end up being the...
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    Beth Gibbons - "Floating on a Moment" + Lives Outgrown (May 17)

    Incredibly excited. The album with Rustin Man is still so undeservedly underheard. Mysteries followed by Tom the Model is up there with anything Portishead ever did.
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    St. Vincent - 7th Album

    Keep Antonoff far, far, FAR away please. I'd be fine with Nile-does-Strange-Mercy.
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    Pet Shop Boys - "Loneliness" + Nonetheless (Apr 26)

    Loneliness and Through You are wonderful.
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    Pet Shop Boys

    Neil T has a beautiful feature on the last song of Casisdead's new album. On paper it's one of the oddest collaborations possible, but it works. Wish they'd hooked up ten years ago, Cas could have featured on Thursday ;)
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    Mitski - The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We

    I really like Mitski and am digging the new album, but is anyone else totally confused by how My Love has become this big hit? It didn't really stand out to me when the record came out, and while I now think it's quite lovely, it doesn't exactly scream commercial. Slightly perplexed.
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    Everything Everything - Mountainhead (Mar 1)

    I'd sort of lost track of EE the last few years, so I've got a lot to catch up on. But Cold Reactor is fantastic. Gloriously anthemic and funny, but very sad as so much of their best stuff is.
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    Pet Shop Boys - SMASH: The Singles 1985-2020

    Would be amazing if they could hang around in the top 20 for a 30-year-old rarities record.
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    Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

    Seven Swans was my intro to Sufjan. It sounded completely weird and unique back in 2004, like a fire-and-brimstone Elliott Smith. The Transfiguration is still one of my favourite songs of his, the arrangement is loony, feels like something that would be playing at the end of the Wicker Man as...
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    Pet Shop Boys

    I vaguely remember Being Boring was one of George's Desert Island Discs?
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    Pet Shop Boys

    Miserablism is amazing, one of their best ever b-sides but agree it shouldn't replace Nervously. Aside from being such an intimately personal and beautiful song, dropping it would also get rid of one of my favourite moments on the record, the transition from Nervously into End of the World. The...
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    Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

    The most recent figures I saw on Buzzjack said he was at #5 selling 5.1k and Olivia had overtaken him. But hopefully it means a top 10 berth is safe -- I think only C&L has previously achieved that in the UK?
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    Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

    Weirdly, although the record is utterly devastating, it somehow feels more uplifting than Carrie. The way the songs almost all seem to go through a transformation from spare and acoustic to choral and maximalist somehow brings a feeling of redemption and transcendence. In a strange way it feels...
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    Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

    The words that Kazu Makino wrote the other day really resonate after seeing that post: "I don’t know if this is the right thing to say because English is not my first language, but some people fly too close to the sun. When I think about Sufjan Stevens or Ryuichi, Terry Riley, Frank Ocean, I...
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    Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

    85/100 average from critics so far: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/724073-sufjan-stevens-javelin.php#critics
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    Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

    8/10 for the album and an interesting, in-depth review in the new Uncut. It's pretty much a rave that reads more like a 9/10, but it does suggest the album is troubling and uneasy at times, which makes me think there might be a continuation of themes of The Ascension and make it a little less...
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    Sufjan Stevens - Javelin

    If the other songs are on the level of these first two, the album will end up being a masterpiece on the Illinois / Carrie level. The video is oddly moving too.
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    Grimes - "Music 4 Machines" + Album(s)

    I avoid Twitter like the plague these days, but what the fuck with all those incredibly smiley happy comments after their insane posts. Is it just a dwindling number of Apartheid Clyde's fans left on "X" and no one else?
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    The Killers - Rebel Diamonds

    Isn't the verse basically just True Faith?
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