Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

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Byline: Andrew Greenhalgh

Ed Sheeran - X BOPPY, poppy and full of summery zing, it's quite frankly no surprise that Sing, the lead track from X (say it "multiply"), recently secured Ed Sheeran his first UK number one.

As the first fruits of his collaboration with Pharrell Williams, it's good enough in fact to have sat comfortably on Williams' poptastic GIRL album.

Listeners who fell in love with the sensitive singer-songwriter responsible for + need not fret, though. Pharrell isn't the only super-producer on X and Sheeran's collaborations with Rick Rubin on big ballad Photograph and doe-eyed love song Tenerife Sea take him firmly back into more familiar territory.

Alexis Taylor - Await Barbarians ALEXIS TAYLOR is the singer of Hot Chip but his second solo album has more in common with his work as part of jazz combo About Group than the electronic dance-floor maestros behind Over and Over, Ready for the Floor and many others.

It's a record aimed squarely at the head, rather than the feet. …

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