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Albums of the Year: Editor’s Picks

If Lana Del Rey, Flying Lotus or Grimes aren’t on any Trebuchet lists this year, it’s certainly not because we haven’t heard them (indeed, how could we miss them?). And we’re not coming over all supercilious to imply we’ve got better taste than the mainstream. But there have been better albums this year (read more)

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DELS: Black Salad [EP]

The ‘puttin’ a bitch on the corner from the time I wuz fourteen, chill wit’ my niggas, emceed my way up from the gutters’ narrative that still, incomprehensibly, provides mid-west cornfed WASPs with their vicarious ghetto jollies is mercifully absent. DELS returns with his Black Salad EP (read more)

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Bang On!: [Sic]

And, like many gobby kids with a sharp wit and an audience, he gets carried away at times. ‘Picking fatties with big racks/ to lick their piss flaps/ like Johnny Vegas in drag’ flies past, sexist and puerile, but with enough humour to prompt rolled eyes and a sense of complicity. You laugh, as the truism goes, and you’re implicated. (read more)