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The Winners, Nominees & Snubs: 5 Talking Points from the 2017 Grammys

After #OscarsSoWhite dominated proceedings throughout the 2016 awards seasons, the residue from that controversy seemingly carried over into 2017. The imbalance of awards and nominations towards Continue reading The Winners, Nominees & Snubs: 5 Talking Points from the 2017 Grammys

Sundara Karma: Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect Review – Familiar Indie Rock that Shows Promise but Lacks New Ideas

Even as the power of rock music continues to recede like your father’s hairline, every new year brings new hype over a slim quartet of lank-haired twentysomethings. The look will inevitably be a throwback to 2001, when the

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The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 25-21

The next five tracks in our compilation of 2016’s finest features some welcomed returns, two emerging acts from Europe, and of course, one of the many beloved musicians that we lost over the course of the year. Here’s numbers 25-21: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 25-21

NME’s Songs of the Year 2016 Reaction: Overall, it’s Pretty Accurate- Until you reach Number One

In years gone by, NME rode the throbbing pulse of rock ‘n’ roll, becoming a publication synonymous with its leather-jacketed (and leather trousered) glory days. But that was the seventies- a heyday that saw NME shift Continue reading NME’s Songs of the Year 2016 Reaction: Overall, it’s Pretty Accurate- Until you reach Number One

The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ is Good but it’s not Quite ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

2016 has been relatively quiet for The Weeknd except for a few cameos on The Life of Pablo and Lemonade. But this week, The Weeknd bombarded social media with his upcoming album’s cover art, title and first single, with the latter two both being titled Continue reading The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ is Good but it’s not Quite ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

Mercury Prize 2016: Little Room for Unknown Acts as Bowie, Radiohead and The 1975 Gain Nods

The Mercury Prize is a list bustling with the odd and eclectic and can often be a launch pad for lesser known acts attempting to traverse the steep incline to pop stardom. Last year was undeniably supportive of that notion Continue reading Mercury Prize 2016: Little Room for Unknown Acts as Bowie, Radiohead and The 1975 Gain Nods

Revisiting a Classic: Frank Ocean’s Brilliant Channel Orange

Prior to perhaps the most highly-anticipated release of the year, We’re going to take a step back and revisit Frank Ocean’s dazzling debut album Channel Orange. Continue reading Revisiting a Classic: Frank Ocean’s Brilliant Channel Orange

If Fight Club was a Folk Masterpiece…

Father John Misty, the alter-ego and re-invention of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, has a persona caught in the Venn diagram of Charles Bukowski’s cynicism and The Big Lebowski’s timeless hipster. Musically, Misty resembles a post-watershed Glen Campbell, with Tillman adopting a smoother vocal to play the role of Misty.
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