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Round-Up Reviews: August 2019

This month has seen some of rap’s biggest stars and pop music’s most polarising enigmas drop new albums, as well as some band called Slipknot coming back? Here are August 2019’s Round-Up Reviews for projects from the likes of Young Thug, Kano, Rick Ross, Clairo and, of course, the aforementioned Slipknot. Continue reading “Round-Up Reviews: August 2019”

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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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Round-Up Reviews: July 2019

In this month’s edition of Round-Up Reviews we look at some of the July 2019 releases that I didn’t get around to writing full reviews for. There’s albums from big names here, including Blood Orange, Iggy Azalea, Nas, the Dreamville record label (J. Cole, JID etc) and more! Continue reading “Round-Up Reviews: July 2019”

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Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project: Album Review

On his new album, a collaborative effort with some of the most intriguing names in modern hip-hop and pop music, Ed Sheeran flops. Really, really hard. It sounds like he has held each of these featured artists at gun point and forced them to record a verse or hook for him. It’s a real shame because this could have been great; a daring crossover between Ed’s acoustic catchy pop flavours and the rich sounds of grime and rap. We were instead given a dumpster fire with next to no redeeming features. Yikes. Continue reading “Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project: Album Review”