sun 29/05/2022

Guy Oddy

Articles By Guy Oddy

Album: Ezra Furman - Sex Education OST

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Album: Enter Shikari - Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible

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Album: Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Viscerals

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Slipknot Unmasked: All Out Life, BBC iPlayer – masked metalheads reveal all

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Album: Deap Lips - Deap Lips

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Album: BTS – Map of the Soul: 7

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Napalm Death, O2 Institute, Birmingham review - the Grindcore progenitors hit the spot

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Album: Elephant Stone - Hollow

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Asking For It, Birmingham Repertory Theatre review - victim-blaming and abuse in small town Ireland

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Slipknot, Arena Birmingham review – Iowa metal-heads tear the roof off

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Album: Black Lips - Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart

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Album: Las Cobras - Selva

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Albums of the Year 2019: Imperial Wax - Gastwerk Saboteurs

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Dinosaur Pile-Up, O2 Institute, Birmingham review - grungy punk poppers end the weekend on a high

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CD: Rob Halford - Celestial

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CD: 10.000 Russos - Kompromat

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