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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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Teenyboppers or Talent Scouts?

4 April 2021

Woe betide the fool who underestimates the power of the teenage girl. The teen market truly has an influence like no other. The 11–17-year-old bracket decide what is cool, whether it is by their ardent adoration lifting pre-adolescent heartthrobs into the mainstream (think Harry Styles casting in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk) or by providing a foil […]

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Let the Good Times In: A Classic Playlist for the Optimists

30 March 2021

I don’t know about you, but the combination of brighter days, lighter nights, and wee Nicola’s most recent announcement on the new ‘roadmap’ has begun to restore my optimistic streak to pre-lockdown levels. From what I can see, the feeling is contagious. The prospect of getting back to all the things we used to take […]

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Bring Back The 90s With This Playlist

24 March 2021

There is a lot of great music being made today, and streaming platforms like Spotify make finding fresh music easier than ever. However, the internet also makes it easy to discover, or rediscover, music released decades ago, and this week I’ve been enjoying some sounds of the 90s. Naturally, I made a Spotify playlist (surprise) […]

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Britain’s Best Barely Known Bands

23 March 2021

This week I have really missed live music. Not sell-out stadium tours or warehouses with pulsing techno beats but cramming into a tiny venue and feeling like you’re discovering something.  I miss paying a fiver to support the dreams of Britain’s musicians. I miss the pleasant surprise I feel when said local band turns out […]

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The Power of a Playlist

19 March 2021

Everyone knows the power of music. It has the ability to take away pain, make you feel happy, transport you into another world, another time. But I didn’t realise the power of a good playlist until recently. I absolutely despise running, I see it as a punishment. Like if you were late to Gym class […]

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Listening Rec: Triple J’s Like a Version

17 March 2021

Triple J’s Like a Version is an Australian radio show that each week invites a different artist onto the show to play two live songs: one of their own, and a cover of their choosing. Featuring artists from Glass Animals to Bon Iver to Mumford and Sons, Triple J has amassed an impressive collection of […]

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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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Aarushi’s Playlist

13 February 2021

As February rolls around and we all begin to question the passage of time and our own existences once again, I bring you a list of some of my favourite songs that bring some hope as we head into this increasingly difficult semester. Exeunt by The Hellos: This song is beautiful, like all of their […]

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Top 10 K.K. Songs

6 February 2021

It’s been kind of a rough ride from last March to today, for reasons I won’t elaborate on. Luckily, we were blessed with a new Animal Crossing game mid-pandemic, so, you know, it almost balances out. The opportunity to replace your everyday concerns with bug catching and fishing is every escapist’s dream. And god knows […]

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