Album Review Brooke Candy - Sexorcism

Brooke Candy - Sexorcism

Her mission is admirable, and when it hits the spot, you’ll know about it.

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Horny Tumblr users rejoice - Brooke Candy is here to sate your desire for female-friendly porn. Self-confessed ‘Sex Witch’ and ‘Priestess of Sluts’, debut album ‘Sexorcism’ is an ode to all things down and dirty, reclaiming female sexuality without any major-label censoring. Her mission is admirable, and when it hits the spot, you’ll know about it - ‘Cum’ channels the clubby, choppy energy of Azealia Banks’ back catalogue, ‘Swing’ makes a star out of rapper Bree Runway’s flow and ‘Rim’ uses wobbly Detroit house and Drag Race Queen cameos to underpin its anthem dedicated to…well, you get the gist. And therein lies the problem - while in small increments ‘Sexorcism’ feels incredibly empowering and progressive, when you go 12 rounds on the trot, it fast becomes a law of diminishing returns, clumsy in its own damp puddle. You can’t accuse Brooke of not having all of the right moves, but just occasionally, she could do with learning exactly when to pull them out.

The Better and Better Land: Fontaines DC

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Since the release of ‘Dogrel’, Fontaines DC have been on an unstoppable upwards trajectory. As they prepare to close out 2019 with a sold-out tour, we check in with the breakthrough band of the year.