The Best Albums of 2019, #2

2. FKA twigs, Magdalene (Young Turks) Although it was completely understandable that it took Tahliah Barnett five years to put out a full-length follow-up to 2014’s LP1 – she experienced a crushing end to her long-term relationship and then underwent surgery to have six fibroid tumours removed from her uterus – the music world was […]

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The Best Tracks of 2019, #6

6. FKA twigs, “Sad Day” Of course the one track on FKA twigs’ stupendous second full-length album that won me over the most was the one that is most indebted to Kate Bush. As soon as the track’s clattering beats come in underneath her plaintive singing (Skrillex was a co-producer) it echoes side two of […]

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The Best Tracks of 2019, #12

12. FKA twigs, “Cellophane” Four long years after the outstanding M3LL155X EP, FKA twigs announced her much-awaited return in triumphant fashion with the aching ballad “Cellophane”, a song seemingly inspired by her engagement to actor Robert Pattinson and the racist remarks made by cruel Twilight fans (just another reason to avoid that series). That engagement […]

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