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Album of The Week: Superfood’s 'Bambino'
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Album of The Week: Superfood’s 'Bambino'

Welcome to Album of the Week. In this new series, our contributors will be bringing you exciting new music recommendations, drawing from all corners of the music world to share their favourite albums, and to explain what makes them worth listening to. This week’s suggestion comes from James Cottis.  2017 was a year of massive change for me: it was the year I started university. I moved away from home and started at the University of Sheffield. I became independent, and found myself surrounded with people that I wanted to spend my time with. It really is a period of my life that I look back on with fondness. With that said, it is extremely rare I find an album that resonates so strongly with me. But Superfood’s Bambino is an exception to the rule, as it encapsulates that time of my ...
<strong>Album of the Week: Frank Ocean’s 'Blonde', two years on</strong>
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Album of the Week: Frank Ocean’s 'Blonde', two years on

Welcome to Album of the Week. In this new series, our contributors will be bringing you exciting new music recommendations, drawing from all corners of the music world to share their favourite albums, and to explain what makes them worth listening to. This week’s suggestion comes from Gurpreet Raulia.  When I first listened to Frank Ocean, I did not think he would come to be the influence that he is in my life today. What I failed to understand when first approaching Ocean, when I began listening to Thinkin Bout You for the first time, was the level of expertise with which Frank creates his work. I was unaware of and unprepared for the impact Frank had and would continue to have, not just on me, but on the world of hip-hop, RnB and indie music. I was ignorant to the sound, the genr...
<strong>Album of the Week: Lamomali</strong>
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Album of the Week: Lamomali

Welcome to Album of the Week. In this new series, our contributors will be bringing you exciting new music recommendations, drawing from all corners of the music world to share their favourite albums, and to explain what makes them worth listening to. This week’s suggestion comes from Sam Wareham.  This week’s album is Lamomali. The result of a collaboration between French pop-rock star Matthieu Chedid (more commonly known as “-M-”), Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, and father and son kora virtuosos (a traditional 21-stringed West African instrument akin to a banjo-harp hybrid) Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté, this unrelentingly funky masterpiece is a stunning collision of French pop and Malian folk. The name, a play on “L’âme au Mali” (The soul of Mali), perfectly encapsulates the esse...