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Pretty Privilege and The Burden of The Past: Madison Beer’s Silence Between Songs

Maybe the Insta Baddie is to music what the dumb blonde once was to cinema. Present a certain look and take on a presumed incapacity for self-awareness, substance, or depth.…

10th anniversary retrospective: ‘Pure Heroine’ by Lorde

On 27th September, Kiwi singer-songwriter Lorde’s first album, her enigmatic and now iconic Pure Heroine turned ten. A venue in Manchester marked the occasion with a listening party in an…

Remembering Tom Verlaine

A look back on the life of guitar hero Tom Verlaine through his punk epic Marquee Moon. Between the late 1960s and early 1980s, the music industry underwent a creative…

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Auntie Diaries’ and LGBTQ+ conversations in hip hop

Rap aside, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore don’t have much in common. The only time they’ve come together have the Grammys to thank, where a record with ‘Thrift Shop’ as its…

Retrospective on 1990 by Daniel Johnston

Before pop came from bedrooms, it came from basements. Before Lana Del Rey, Phoebe Bridgers or Elliott Smith, there was Daniel Johnston. Pitchfork called him ‘The Godfather of Bedroom Pop’.…

SZA reintroduces herself on ‘Shirt’

5 years without a new SZA LP have been long and hard felt. Since 2017’s seminal Ctrl brought a new era of confessional R&B to the mainstream, SZA became the…

What Happened to Bedroom Pop?

Bedroom Pop is most commonly associated with a particular brand of lofi indie pop, one that gained traction in the late 2010s and spread across the internet like wildfire throughout…

Taylor Swift Midnights review

Re-invention has long been a staple of a Swiftian record release, enshrining a new era in a distinctive style and aesthetic to match its thematic focus. “Sorry, Taylor can’t come…