Odd Future

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Syd: Broken Hearts Club review – introspection with a little help from her friends
The US singer-songwriter’s intimate second solo album is a mixed bag of featherlight vocals and strong collaborations

Ammar Kalia

10, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Earl Sweatshirt: Sick! review – fragments from a fever dream
Rapper’s nonchalant verses, delivered over an alluring mesh of music, show off his unique charm

Will Pritchard

14, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2021, No 5: Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
The former hellraiser’s sixth album saw him reflecting, after turning 30, on his early stardom and showing off his soft side in regretful love songs as well as rap fireworks

Tara Joshi

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Syd: ‘I’ve always made it a point to just be gay. There’s a girl in the video with me, what else do I need to say?’
She had an album of love songs all set to go – until a breakup made her think again. The star of Odd Future and the Internet tells how she drew inspiration from heartache and hope

Lauren O'Neill

26, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Vince Staples: Vince Staples review – mellifluous west coast nihilism
The California rapper’s most accessible album yet captures the tenderness at play within the clammy tensions of LA

Damien Morris

11, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Heartache in golf shoes: how Odd Future brought fresh energy to rap
By embracing vulnerability at a time when all the old rules about the genre were breaking down, the LA collective broadened what it could be

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Nov, 2019 @9:30 AM

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Tyler, the Creator: ‘Theresa May’s gone, so I’m back in the UK’
Four years after being turned away at the airport, the rapper talks about his battle with the Home Office, his funk reinvention – and why accusations of homophobia were wide of the mark

Rebecca Nicholson

05, Oct, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Tyler, the Creator review – hero's welcome for rap's heartbroken dandy
At his first UK show since a travel ban from Theresa May was overturned, Tyler, the Creator’s lovely, submissive neo-soul tracks segue into pyro and moshpits

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Sep, 2019 @10:39 AM

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The Internet’s Syd: ‘I’m the only person like me that I know’
Syd Bennett is the new darling of escapist, sensual soul. Here she explains why singing doesn’t make her a ‘singer’ – and why being gay doesn’t make her part of a ‘community’

Tara Joshi

13, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The Internet: Hive Mind review – smooth soul seekers cast their net wide
No longer just a hip-hop band’s spin-off, the Internet’s seductive neo-soul is now perfectly in tune with the mainstream on their accomplished fourth album

Kitty Empire

22, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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From the Internet to Vampire Weekend: can a band survive when members go solo?
When the band have a break and its individual members go it alone - things will never be the same again

Gavin Haynes

18, May, 2018 @12:00 PM

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In rap, the path towards progress is a merrily crooked one | Rebecca Nicholson
Offset can’t wriggle his way out of this – his lyrics were homophobic

Rebecca Nicholson

21, Jan, 2018 @12:04 AM

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