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  1. Ben

    Best new music of 2016

    I seemingly haven't listened to a great deal in 2017 that isn't 90s black metal made by people with terrible political opinions, but some stuff I listened to last year that doesn't appear to have been mentioned much here: Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos This reminds me quite a bit of The Streets early albums, and captures the contemporary as well as they did 15 odd years ago. Took me a while to get into her but when it clicked I was obsessed, and it really works well as an album. Lambchop - FLOTUS Above song is 18 minutes long but is the also best released in 2016. More electronic/krautrock than Lambchop's previous output (complete with auto-tuned vocals), may be my favourite album of theirs - incredible live too. Blanck Mass - D7-D5 He has a new album out in the last month or two but good as it was, think this was a stronger release than anything on it. Very 80s EBM vibe.
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    We Want Your Soul

    I'm really into this Morales remix at the moment, much better than the original for my money. Any disco track that has a piano as the lead instrument gets my vote: Apologies for the slightly raunchy video... I uploaded this Aretha Franklin live track to Youtube last year sometime as it wasn't online anywhere (from the expanded Complete Live at Fillmore West), really starts cooking in the second half but it's all fantastic - amazing band. There's a slightly better version from the night before but I think it got hit by the copyright hammer:
  3. I was bored this evening so thought I'd sign back in. Have people heard the Ata Kak album? Awesome Tapes re-released it earlier this year (good article on it here), originally released in 1994 but unless you were scouring the tape stalls in Ghanian markets you won't have a copy: I like the Mbongwana Star "From Kinhasa" album too, featuring ex-members of Staff Benda Bilili. Konono No.1 feature on the album too and it doesn't sound really like anything else, there's lots of electronics and dance music influences without ever sounding like it's cultural tourism on the part of the Western producer. I'm seeing them tomorrow at Rich Mix which should be excellent. Africa Express' version of Terry Riley's In C featuring several musicians from Mali (and Damon Albarn) works really well: https://soundcloud.com/transgressive-records/africa-express-presents-terry-rileys-in-c-mali-5-minute-edit# I think this got re-released late last year on Now-Again, badass garage rock from the 70s out of Zambia by Ngozi Family: All the above albums are on Spotify, worth checking out.
  4. But the graphics are rubbish Don!
  5. PS+ isn't required for streaming services on the PS4.
  6. I don't think it says explicitly, but it's pretty clear where the end of the game is going to take place so you can avoid that area.
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    Music Video Thread

    Discovered this video a few weeks ago, gospel meltdown. All good but starts really cooking about 4 minutes in, then starts getting madder and madder. Don't stop the drummer!
  8. I've listened to the Babymetal album about 6 times since yesterday, it's pretty bloody good and completely mental. Love how nu-metal it is too, loads of fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Iv1OopdIM Pitchshifter/10
  9. The Summons are intentionally overpowered, they're designed to immediatedly kill all enemies rather than just take off a chunk of damage - hence why you can't use them against bosses.
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    PlayStation Network

    Buy anything and everything, it will all be there when you join us.
  11. Yeah, it's nonsensical you have to go back to talk to them each day. I used them as I enjoyed all their animations (Mr Hankey's especially) but mostly unnecessary as only the boss battles offer any kind of challenge. I loved it in general and it's easily one of the funniest games I've ever played but there's so many design choices (especially in the Inventory) that just seem daft.
  12. Cheers for this, seems to work a treat.
  13. Titanfall is #1. Clearly doomed.
  14. Think by default the settings for standby mode disconnect the internet, you can change it under Power Saving Settings I think.
  15. Yep, you can continue after the end of the story and mop up any side quests.
  16. Nothing in London either from what I can tell, at least in Central or North.
  17. Go back to it later? I dont think its a main mission requirement. That was by far the hardest part of the game for me - by the end I was one hit-killing most enemies and didn't have any problems with any bosses.
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    Old School Rave and Jungle

    Spotted this Suburban Base compilation earlier today in HMV, excellent compilation of 90s Hardcore/Jungle/Drum&Bass. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Suburban-Base-Records-Hardcore-1991-1997/dp/B00I62LQAM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394064098&sr=8-1&keywords=suburban+base Spotfiy: Various Artists – Suburban Base Records (The History of Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass: 1991-1997) Track from each CD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQnMe9RMMew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9-pLuDSTbc Badman Edit: Have another: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNeCZUh0u78 Oh my gosh.
  19. https://soundcloud.com/godmodeinternet/shamir-if-it-wasnt-true/ Really loving this at the moment, bit rough and ready 80s-ish house with a great vocal - not bad for a debut track!
  20. In terms of the Oscars I didn't think it was as good a film as 12 Years A Slave, Her, Nebraska or Wolf of Wall Street, but McConaughey deserves the Oscar for sure - will be surprised if he doesn't get it to be honest.
  21. You change the DNS settings directly on your device, or you can do it on your router. You control the region through the website. There's full instructions and its very straightforward, a week free trial too.
  22. Ben

    Jurassic World

    There always has to be a guy trying to steal the embryos.
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