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The 10 best global albums of 2022
Musicians mixed the old and the new, with vocals from Indigenous American tribes and flute music from the ancient Mayan courts among the year’s album highlights

Ammar Kalia

29, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Laura Lee of Khruangbin’s listening diary: ‘An Israeli artist singing a bolero in Spanish is an unexpected twist’
The Houston trio’s bassist takes us through her week in listening as she soundtracks post-tour errands, a friend’s wedding and New York fashion week

Laura Lee

26, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Vieux Farka Touré and Khruangbin: Ali review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
This collaboration between the son of Mali guitar legend Ali Farka Touré and the hypnotic Houston trio defies categorisation to float off in its own beatific and unhurried mood

Alexis Petridis

22, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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End of the Road review – post-punk, cosmic jazz and weirdo pop offer a genuine alternative
The real gold is further down the bill, from the angelic vocals of Circuit des Yeux to the distortion of Wu-Lu and the Vegas showman meets tropical funk of Perfume Genius

John Doran

05, Sep, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one
As parts of the UK enters another month – at least – of being stuck indoors, our critics pick out top music, games, books, TV, dance and art fixes to lift your spirits

Alexis Petridis, Keza MacDonald, Alison Flood, Lucy Mangan, Lyndsey Winship, Jonathan Jones

05, Nov, 2020 @10:51 AM

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The rise of psych-rockers Khruangbin
How the Texan trio’s woozy sound, inspired by Thailand, Mexico and west Africa, perfected the art of ‘Earth music’

Ammar Kalia

30, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Khruangbin review – self-indulgent poolside funk grooves
The Texan trio’s sultry soul instrumentals, sprinkled with hints of Marvin Gaye and Iranian music, is overindulgent and dull

Mark Beaumont

09, Feb, 2018 @11:51 AM

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New band of the week: Khruangbin (No 70)
This Texan band are obsessed with Thai funk, crafting hypnotic, spacious, drifting soul music with a cinematic dreaminess

Paul Lester

11, Sep, 2015 @3:36 PM

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