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Review: Is Dolly Parton really a ‘Rockstar’?

The Queen of Country has jumped headfirst into rock’n’roll in her 49th solo album, Rockstar. Besides a handful of originals, the bulk of the work is made up of iconic…

Fred and Finley Review: Sufjan Stevens, Sprain & Headache

Fred and Finley are two friends who love music. Their album reviews are experimental. Music is discussed and the conversation is transcribed, akin to a play. Here, we are trying…

Review: Black Classical Music by Yussef Dayes

“Feelings of love, healing, grief, inspiration, more life, unity, groove, spirit and travels… This album is the embodiment of my life to this point”. This is how English drummer and…

Review: GUTS by Olivia Rodrigo

GUTS, Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album, is a lyrically developed and self-assured follow up to SOUR, consistently navigating the thread of being a young woman in her twenties during the 2020s.…

Noah Kahan, You’re Gonna Go Far: Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever) Review

TW: Suicide, Mental Illness Stick Season, the third studio album of New England singer-songwriter Noah Kahan, was my favourite album of 2022. Kahan’s folk album about his small-town home in…

LOOK NOW by Oscar Lang – QUICK REVIEWS

LOOK NOW, released on 21 July, is Oscar Lang’s much anticipated sophomore album. Each track swirls with bass and vocals and a deep instrumental range through piano and strings. The…

Review: Beautiful and Brutal Yard (B.A.B.Y.) by J Hus

B.A.B.Y. flaunts Hus’ best qualities with added understated maturity. In genre, Hus is a chameleon, in lyricism a lion. My personal favourite, ‘Masculine’, airs how subtle intonation changes can mark…

Review: Heavy Heavy by Young Fathers

Edinburgh-based trio, Hastings, Massoquoi and Bankole forming Young Fathers, have released their latest album Heavy Heavy, an exceptional celebration of community and connection, inviting the listener to feel a sense…