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Category: Album Reviews

Leighton’s album reviews.

Album Review: Funeral by Arcade Fire (2004).

2004 was a very good year for music, particularly indie rock with fantastic debuts from The Killers and Franz Ferdinand. Add to that solid efforts from the likes of The Libertines, Wilco, Interpol and Kings of Leon. All great stuff, but sometimes a band comes out of nowhere and grabs you by the balls just […]

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Album review: Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun (1997).

This amazing debut album blew me away from the moment I first heard it. It’s a bewildering hotpot of musical styles that shouldn’t really work but somehow come together in a glorious, messy triumph. Offering a peephole into an otherworldly English village, Attack of The Grey Lantern follows the lives of its eccentric and highly […]

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