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Enter the Wu Tang Clan (36 Chambers): 25 years on

As America rolled into 1993, East Coast hip-hop was coughing and spluttering like a flu patient. Dr Dre’s G-Funk had led a takeover of...

Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak: A Retrospective

It’s easy to overstate the impact of an album as singular as Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak, so let’s begin with the caveats. Scarface reckoned...

Keep the Noise Down: The Sound of Silence

Music is undoubtedly getting louder. From the moment the dial was turned up to 11 in This Is Spinal Tap, musicians and producers have, on the whole, been...
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The Glorification of XXXTentacion

I know you're somewhere, somewhere/I've been trapped in my mind, girl, just holdin' on". When I first came across Jocelyn Flores I was on...

A Eulogy for Warped Tour

Warped Tour, the travelling rock festival that’s been bringing rock music to fans across the United States and beyond since 1995, is holding its...

Lady Gaga: LGBTQ+ Icon

The label ‘gay icon’ is thrown around a lot these days, whether it’s describing a woman embracing and flaunting her sexuality or a straight...

Songs with Soul – Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool and the...

A Moon Shaped Pool starts at the end. All screeching strings and thudding drums, “Burn the Witch” is a burning forest, a cacophonous apocalypse...

‘Wasted’: Festivals’ rubbish problem

We all love a good festival. The experience of being five days short of a shower, battling through mud-infused mosh-pits to get a glance...

Remember This – Crimson and Clover

Imagine you’re a boy band, circa-1968. Having fallen into a rut of bubblegum pop, three-chord progression, and so many other Monkees-adjacent hackeries, you start...
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Remember This: Jordaan Mason and the Horse Museum’s – Divorce Lawyers,...

Jordaan Mason, genderqueer lo-fi folk artist from Toronto, has been creating music since 2004, quiet acoustic demos recorded while they were still attending high...