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Albums of the Year 2019: When I Get Home -Solange

Solange’s beautiful and tight album about her hometown of Houston is a masterclass of an ode to a home. Featuring many elements of Houston music, such as chop-and-screw, and Houston…

Albums of the Year 2019: IGOR – Tyler, the Creator

There are few figures who will one day sum up the music of the older zoomer generation like Tyler, the Creator. I remember being an angsty, hormonal, sniveling teen blaring…

Albums of the Year 2019: GINGER – BROCKHAMPTON

BROCKHAMPTON’s 5th album, GINGER deals with the aftermath of band member Ameer Vann’s exit following sexual misconduct allegations, which interrupted the band’s rapid release of 4 albums in 16 months.…

Albums of the Year 2019: Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend

When Lorde said “please could you be tender” in her song ‘Hard Feelings’, Ezra Koenig and the Chris’ said yes Ella we can, and then they went and made this…

Albums of the Year 2019: Clairo – Immunity

Clairo’s early career suffered from accusations of being an industry plant, and whilst this is easily disputed, the authenticity of her sound was clouded by collaborations on her EP diary…

Knives Out

If Rian Johnson’s feature debut, 2005’s high school noir Brick, was an ode to Dashiell Hammett, then Knives Out is his love letter to Agatha Christie – and what a…

Cats

Susan Sontag once defined ‘Camp’ as being ‘a seriousness that fails’. On all fronts, Cats is obviously a failure, but the question iss how intentional it all is. After all,…

Women writing about women: Baillie Gifford Prize announcement

Jack the Ripper, the 19th century serial killer, has become almost mythologised in popular culture, spawning or influencing countless works of fiction and film, and an entire field of “Ripperology”.…