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Paulo Nutini Caustic Love

Album review: Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love

Like Howie B, Paolo Nutini is another Scotsman who’s spent half a decade perfecting his next release, and by this evidence, patience is a virtue.

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Howie B - Down with the Dawn

Album review: Howie B - Down with the Dawn

Heralded as one of the lynchpins of the ‘90s trip-hop scene, Howie B has always treated genre as a fluid concept, but even by his standards Down with the Dawn is a diverse affair.

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Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time

Album review: Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time

A surprising - and welcome - debut that spits out grunge, pop and electro cuts with beguiling confidence.

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Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Album review: Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

The latest salvo from the unlikely heroes of stately and understated English songwriting.

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Belsize Baroque

Belsize Baroque remember sleaze of 18th century ‘pleasure gardens’

Like many of its north London neighbours, Belsize Park hides a sleazy history beneath its prestigious, modern veneer.

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The Clash band memorabilia on display at the Black Market Clash pop-up exhibition and store in Soho to mark the release of the group's remastered collected works Sound System box set and new best of collection, Hits Back.

How The Clash and I took punk underground in 1970s Camden

Barry ‘The Baker’ Auguste was the roadie for punk rockers The Clash. Here, he recalls the band’s formative years in Chalk Farm.

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Metronomy - Love Letters

Album review: Metronomy - Love Letters

Don’t expect another slice of The English Riviera’s slick electro-pop from Joseph Mount et al. Awkward, inward... lovable?

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Paloma Faith - A Perfect Contradiction

Album review: Paloma Faith - A Perfect Contradiction

Third outing for the girl who clearly wants - and arguably deserves - more than Motown re-rubs and peppy wronged-woman rants. Maybe next time?

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St Vincent - St Vincent

Album review: St Vincent - St Vincent

Propulsive beats and surreal, attention-grabbing electro makes for a record that punches above it weight.

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Lapland - Lapland

Album review: Lapland - Lapland

Josh Mease’s introspective, ambient pop proves there’s more to Lapland than reindeer and a bearded jolly man.

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pictured with Arthur Gaps Hendrickson

The Selecter’s Pauline Black at forefront of sexism and racism fight

A photo of Pauline Black taken in 1980 shows her with fellow punk/ska sisters Debbie Harry, The Slits’ Viv Albertine, Siouxsie Sioux, Chrissie Hynde and Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex – their confident gazes as uncompromising as their outfits.

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Guided By Voices - Motivational Jumpsuit

Album review: Guided By Voices - Motivational Jumpsuit

More tape-deck recordings and song scraps obscure a smattering of minor gems from the Ohio veterans.

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Morrissey - Your Arsenal

Album review: Morrissey - Your Arsenal

The former Smiths frontman’s third LP from the early ’90s gets remastered - and kicks harder.

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Reverend and the Makers

The gob and gospel of Reverend and the Makers

‘These are different days we’re living in, man. The whole music industry is undergoing such a transformation and so many people haven’t got their heads around the reality of the situation. It’s worked to my benefit totally because I am that man who says what he thinks.”

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Cabinet member for children Cllr Angela Mason

26 children in Camden left without primary school place for September

Twenty-six children were left without a primary school place for September after Camden Council made its allocations today.

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Archibald Knox and the bidding war at a Hampstead auction house

A Hampstead auction house was abuzz with excitement as a furious bidding war saw a prized lot sell for 10 times its estimate.

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Obituaries See all

The literary world today remembered Nobel Prize-winning author and West Hampstead resident Doris Lessing. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Doris Lessing memorial service: Literary world pays tribute to West Hampstead’s Nobel Prize winning author

Friends, family and figures from across the literary world gathered to pay tribute to West Hampstead resident and Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing today.

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Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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