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‘My Emancipation Don’t Fit Your Equation’ Album Review: Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

2 May 2021

In a genre that seemed to revolve around binaries – Black versus white, east coast versus west coast, and queens versus hoes – in 1998 a twenty-something, up-and-coming hip-hop artist released an album that would transcend dichotomies and strict categorisation, embracing the messy grey area in-between.  Ms. Lauryn Hill or L-Boogie was, and is, a […]

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A Love Letter to Noah Kahan’s Busyhead

15 February 2021

At first glance Noah Kahan seems to fit seamlessly into the tradition of artists such as James Blunt, James Bay, and all the other James’ who make up Spotify playlists like “Coffeeshop Feels” and “Cozy Autumn Leaves.” While I’m an avid listener of the James’ and admittedly have about four variations of playlists devoted to […]

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Review of Mayday Parade’s Self-Titled Album (2011)

3 February 2021

My Spotify Wrapped and listening report has revealed something about me I didn’t realise before: I listen to a lot of Mayday Parade. I couldn’t tell you why since I thought I’d left behind my edgy angst phase back in 2014, but it seems as though some things never change. Mayday Parade is a […]

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Review: What Chaos is Imaginary

8 January 2021

Girlpool is a rock duo from Los Angeles, California, formed by the two guitarists and bassists Avery Tucker and Harmony Tividad. What Chaos is Imaginary is their third studio album, released in 2019. The album reaches at concepts like getting older and still feeling young, going through physical changes, and learning to love the past […]

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Review: Positions by Ariana Grande

2 November 2020

I’d like to preface this review by saying that I love Ariana Grande. Her past two albums have been brilliant and feature some of the best songs of her career, despite coming out within six months of each other. God is a woman was my most played song on Spotify for two years in a […]

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Review of ‘FREE I.H.’ – illuminati hotties

5 August 2020

Sarah Tudzin doesn’t give listeners a thesis to pour over in search of deep meanings and other easter eggs. She’s always delivered her messages straight ahead sans mystery, and her latest release pushes that M.O. to new heights. FREE I.H: This Is Not the One You’ve Been Waiting For, the new record from Tudzin’s illuminati […]

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folklore: A Track-By-Track Review

2 August 2020

Okay.  I’ve never really liked Taylor Swift. With a music taste such as mine – one which involves an eclectic mix of Hozier and Rufus Wainwright with the occasional dash of Tom Rosenthal, and is almost worryingly centred on good old emotional male vocals with acoustic backing – she’s never really appealed to me. Until […]

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Ranking Every Conor Oberst Album

27 June 2020

I’ve tried to include every album and EP Conor Oberst has made, but there are some omissions to avoid repetition. 32. Water – 1993 (Conor Oberst) Here’s the thing: Conor Oberst was thirteen when he made this. Thirteen. The guitarwork is sometimes a bit off, but the songs are remarkably well-structured given his age. In […]

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Revisiting Allo Darlin’s Debut Album 10 Years On

6 June 2020

Though they released three albums over the course of their relatively short career, Allo Darlin’s self-titled debut remains their strongest work. It’s an album I can only describe as ‘lovely’. Listening to it is like meeting up with an old friend. From spring to late summer it’s essential listening for me. But rather than the […]

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