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Hip Hop, Locked Grooves, Madlib, Madvillain, MF Doom, Rap -

LOCKED GROOVES #1 In the midst of the country's lockdown the Sister Ray team have vowed to bring a little insight into the albums that are soundtracking our isolation. First up.... MADVILLAIN - MADVILLAINY (STONES THROW), 2004 By the early 2000s Hip-Hop had, arguably, stagnated somewhat. The gangster rappers that made the '90s rap sound so edgy and febrile with innovation had either made it big and mellowed out or vanished into obscurity. Aside from a few auteurs like Ghostface and Kool Keith a lot of former heavyweights just sounded a little...short of ideas. Also (on a more personal note) the...

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Store News, Top 10 -

We love a top 10 list. Who doesn't? Also if there's one upside of locking down it's getting a chance to have a good old sort out of the loft / house / garage. In our case it's sorting through the treasure trove of delights tucked away in the mystical lock-up. Here's 10 things we've found that caught our eye like an overhanging bramble: 10. A scarf worn by Russell Mael that he threw into the crowd after a gig in Glasgow. (Image is for indicative purposes only not the actual scarf). 9.  A signed East 17 CD 8. A Metal...

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This week's new vinyl releases featuring Tame Impala, David Bowie, Moses Boyd, Tindersticks, Boniface and loads more!

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New vinyl releases for the week of Feb 7th 2020 - ft Gil Scott-Heron, Rod Stewart, Black Pumas, Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, HMLTD and Nada Surf

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