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Review: Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream is a fittingly atypical, whirlwind telling of the story of David Bowie. By contrast to the flashy yet often tacky studio biopics of Bowie’s contemporaries, Freddie Mercury, Elton…

Stardust

1 star ⭐ CW: ableism It’s Oscar season, and one thing is certain: it’s Oscar-bait season too. A slew of films are inevitably thrown out in late autumn and winter…

The Man Who Sold The World is under a new name, but has the same effect

The iconic line “Oh no, not me/never lost control/you’re face to face with the man who sold the world” is hard to imagine without the circular and sensational guitar riff…

Why is ABBA ‘cool’ again?

Down a dark alley on a Saturday night, a warehouse fills with sequins. A disco ball, suspended from exposed pipes, reflects a sea of writhing figures. The air is thick…

An A – Z guide to artists influenced by David Bowie

During his lifetime Bowie provided pioneering musical innovation that was to influence many artists across the decades. Here is the Student’s comprehensive guide to artists and bands that have sought…

David Bowie – No Plan

There is no question that it is hard to objectively analyse a posthumously released album by someone as big as David Bowie. Does the audience want to hear something new?…

How Starman has been immortalised in space

Image: Flickr user ‘garann’ Even in death, David Bowie remains a star. The Brixton-born singer and actor died in New York City, from cancer, at the age of 69 on…

A Visit to the David Bowie Memorial, Brixton

The morning of January the 11th was hard to stomach. Everywhere one looked all news outlets and social media platforms were largely dedicated to mourning the loss of one of…