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Review: evermore by Taylor Swift

17th February 2021

 Is evermore just folklore part two, or something more? Unlike the wait for this review, Taylor Swift’s new album quickly dropped out of the blue and sent the fans insane last month. This was the shortest period between albums and really fit the weirdness of 2020. Taylor self-admittedly tends to think of albums as phases ...


Is Spotify Wrapped a new national holiday?

2nd February 2021

Does Spotify Wrapped regain a communal listening that has been lost in the age of headphones, or is it merely an exercise in marketing and data-harvesting? If we read it charitably, Spotify Wrapped – the annual roundup of what albums, songs, artists, and podcasts Spotify users listened to most from 1 January to 31 October ...


Why are celebrities obsessed with having a music career?

11th January 2021

Lewis Hamilton is currently poised to become Formula One’s most successful driver of all time, after winning his 92nd title in the Portuguese Grand Prix. Could this victory mean an end to Hamilton’s sporting career – is this new career in music the finish line? Should celebrities pursue music if they weren’t musicians to start ...


An album that soundtracks my life: Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend

26th October 2020

In the series An album that soundtracks my life, we hear from a selection of students reflecting individually on albums that shaped their life in one way or another. Whether it’s a breakup, loss, nostalgia or good memories shared with friends; we look at albums that have changed the lives of different people from different ...


Review: Dreamland by Glass Animals

17th September 2020

 We take a look at Dreamland, an album which seems like the perfect soundtrack for those stuck in the internet age, especially in this age of increasingly online society. “We have these curated versions of ourselves on the internet,” Glass Animals’ frontman Dave Bayley comments on Instagram, “Edited, cool, distilled versions of us.” The band’s ...