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How Trent Reznor survived a label feud to create Pretty Hate Machine

Thirty years ago, the zeitgeist was temporarily hijacked by angry young musicians driven by one artistic imperative above all others: the urge to not fit in. Ed Power reflects on one of the best records of its time, and how it keeps coming back in strange ways

Foals’s new album is fittingly chaotic but too perfunctory

This isn’t a political record, as such, but it’s a suitably frantic appendage to the times we’re living in, all chaotic squalling and noisy destruction

Floating Points – Crush: An insight into Sam Shepherd’s brilliant mind

Electronic artist, who has a PhD in neuroscience, structures many tracks as though the beats are playing a game of tag

Now Hear This: Nick Cave, FEET, Stereo Honey and King Princess

In her weekly column, our music correspondent goes through the best new releases