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Review: Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March At a time when Kanye West seems at his most unhinged—burying Pete Davidson alive in revenge-fueled music videos is certainly a low point—Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy offers a welcome reminder that the rapper/singer/producer/fashion designer/loudmouthed media mogul is, in fact, a human being. Rather than dissecting his […]

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Music

Donda VS Certified Lover Boy, a battle of the titans

“… I would much rather wait 3-5 years for an album from my favourite artist than hear them feature every week on a new song, or constantly see them on the news for their latest controversy.” The past few weeks saw the release of brand new full-length-LP’s from two of the biggest recording artists currently […]

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TV

Keeping Up With The Kardashians: the end of an era?

The rise and rise of the Kardashian family has been, as was always intended, well-documented. Premiering in late 2007, their eponymous show featured Juicy Couture-laden Kim and her wealthy, wannabe family in their daily disputes in the Hollywood Hills. As the series has rattled on, the family has morphed from wealthy and connected to culturally […]

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Music

Kanye disappoints with ‘Jesus Is King’

Kanye West is simply too talented to make a terrible album. As a producer alone, the man understands music and can utilize samples in such interesting ways that a poor album from him would be an above-average project for many other artists. Unfortunately, however, Jesus Is King is still certainly a poor album by these […]

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albums Music

2018 Round-up: a look at The Student’s favourite records of the year

Arguably 2018 was one of the best years for music in recent memory, yielding lots of bold and beautiful statements from a variety of artists. 9. Noname – Room 25 One of the most interesting fusions of hip-hop and R&B came from the talented Noname with this breakout record chronicling injustice, insecurities, and growing into […]

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EP review: Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Take 5

Daughter to Jane Birkin and the late Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Gainsbourg steps back from her acting career to deliver the dramatically seductive 5-track EP Take 5, a ghostly imitation of 2017’s Rest. In conversation with The Guardian Gainsbourg expresses the difficulty faced in making music after her father’s death, as she “couldn’t imagine doing it […]

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We are all influenced by celebrities, whether we like it or not

The triumphant return to music and record-breaking tour aside, you can tell Taylor Swift is still scared of the internet. When she posted her support of Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper on Instagram she had already switched off the comments and featured only a blurred polaroid that, honestly, could have been anyone. She knew […]

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Features

Reclaiming derogatory terms: empowering or harmful?

Content Warning: offensive language Slurs, profanity and derogatory terms. Should they have a place in our day to day discourse? Frequently there is an argument that reclaiming terms that were once used to oppress as a means to empower is today a necessity, in both an acknowledgement of history and a demonstration of change. But […]