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Beyond Wine: Album Review of ANIMA – Thom Yorke

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Neal Martin, Jul 2019

If, like many, you pray each night that “A Moon Shaped Pool” does not turn out to be Radiohead’s farewell, then take a listen to ANIMA. Despite having already composed numerous works of genius over the years, Yorke’s muse has not left him.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Titanic Rising – Weyes Blood

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Neal Martin, May 2019

This is an album of grandeur, whose grooves can barely contain the lush, dramatic and cinematic sound that sweeps you off your feet.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Serfs Up! – Fat White Family

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Neal Martin, Apr 2019

It is a glorious mess that constitutes the first truly great Fat White Family album. They are easily the most interesting band at the moment. Maybe the only interesting band.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Beware Of The Dogs - Stella Donnelly

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Neal Martin, March 2019

I cannot recommend “Beware Of The Dogs” highly enough. This debut album confirms the major young talent evidenced in “Boys Will Be Boys” in 2017. Go listen. Go think. Go see Donnelly on her current tour.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Quiet Signs – Jessica Pratt

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Neal Martin, Feb 2019

Quiet Signs is a late night album, the kind you slip on after the kids have gone to bed. Dim the lights, close your eyes and just wallow in this music.

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Beyond Wine Album Review of Assume Form - James Blake

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Neal Martin, Jan 2019

If you want to know how music sounds right now, stream Assume Form and relish one of the most innovative musicians forging his own interesting and now happier path.

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The Vinous 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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Antonio Galloni, Dec 2018

Looking for that perfect gift for the wine lover in your life? We’ve got you covered with a selection of gifts ranging from new books, to glasses, maps and much more.

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Beyond Wine Album Review of Make My Bed EP - King Princess

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Neal Martin, Dec 2018

Ladies and gentlemen and all those in between, I present a bona fide classic song: “1950” by King Princess. Its centerpiece is an effortlessly simple melody that you cannot believe has not been written before, one that immediately lodges itself in your brain.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Be The Cowboy - Mitski

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Neal Martin, Oct 2018

Mitski returns in 2018 with her fifth album Be The Cowboy, perhaps with expectations heightened after previous success and contemporaneous with St. Vincent’s rising profile. Be The Cowboy does not disappoint. Fourteen tracks, almost entirely clocking in at 150 seconds each, combine to create a cohesive, clever and affecting album.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of I’m All Ears - Let’s Eat Grandma

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Neal Martin, Aug 2018

Let’s Eat Grandma. To be honest, I presumed it was a particularly inspired gothic name for a band. It was only when my daughter piped up that it was in fact a commonly used example à la Eats Shoots and Leaves to teach pupils how grammar can warp the meaning of a sentence that I understood its origin. I first caught the duo, Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, who have been childhood friends since kindergarten, on Jools Holland a couple of years ago.