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Guitar music: Don’t be fooled, Rock & Roll is far from dead

Guitar music is something that has seen adoration for generations, with new waves of acts endlessly spilling through the door over the years. The 60s saw The Beatles and The Rolling Stones dominate, the 70s was the time of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, in the 80s it was The Smiths and The Cure, the 90s was Britpop heaven for Oasis and Blur, while the 00s saw an indie rock revolution in the form of The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. One thing these eras all have in common is that they had chief flag bearers to be proud of, bands that defined the sound of their time. So what about now? Continue reading “Guitar music: Don’t be fooled, Rock & Roll is far from dead”

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JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs: Album Review

With All My Heroes Are Cornballs, JPEGMAFIA has created his masterpiece, the next bold step of the Peggy legacy. It is the greatest proof that in a corporately dominated industry, the truest forms of art come from those bold enough to tackle everything themselves, and JPEGMAFIA does exactly that with unrivalled spirit. Continue reading “JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs: Album Review”

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Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!: Album Review

There are moments of haunting serenity, larger than life atmospheres and bold soundscapes; it is quite simply the best work of Lana Del Rey’s career. She has always been somewhat polarising in her style, but rarely has she found herself this captivating. Norman Fucking Rockwell is LDR’s magnum opus, an Art Pop album we will celebrate for years to come. Continue reading “Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!: Album Review”

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Taylor Swift – Lover: Album Review

Perhaps the journey Taylor Swift has been on has helped her gain a little more insight and perspective on life, love and legacy as both an artist and human; she sounds like she is free of the frustration that came with the reputation era and can finally get back to business as one of pop music’s shining lights. Lover has given her the platform to make bright and wishful music again, leaving her past demons behind and using her own advice: Shake It Off. Continue reading “Taylor Swift – Lover: Album Review”

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Bon Iver – i,i: Album Review

Bon Iver’s fourth album i,i is a whirlwind 39 minutes of eccentric production and deeply personal songwriting. Justin Vernon has appeared to truly master the art of subtle artistry, confirming his status as a modern gem of the music industry and further bulking his legacy with a candid victory lap of an album. Continue reading “Bon Iver – i,i: Album Review”