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Lana Del Ray: Arcadia

(by Cordelia Leigh) One of the most productive artists throughout lockdown, Lana Del Rey is set to release Blue Bannisters on 22 October, her second album of 2021. She’s already teased us with four singles, the most recent being ‘Arcadia’. The piano chords that accompany the listener into the song blend beautifully with her whispery […]

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Music, politics, accountability: what comes now after Capitol Hill?

Whilst congress were in the process of certifying Biden’s election victory on January 6th, a pro-Trump-rally-turned-riot stormed the US Capitol in an insurrection attempt that resulted in five deaths and a historic second impeachment trial. To the disappointment of metal fans, Iced Earth’s guitarist John Schaffer was photographed amongst the mob breaking into the Capitol. […]

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Lana Del Rey: Let Me Love You Like A Woman

Rating: 2 out of 5 Through her songs’ flowery yet dark lyrical prose coupled with herunique tone of sound, Lana Del Rey is able to make anyone feel like they’re in a black and white Hollywood romance film set in the 1960s. Her newest single ‘Let Me Love You Like a Woman’ is no exception. […]

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Lana Del Rey is back and beautiful as ever

With her sixth studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell set for release later this year, Lana Del Rey dropped ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it’ earlier this week. Embellished with a rich variety of literary and historical references, from Sylvia Plath to Charles Manson, Del […]

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Albums of the Summer 2017: Lana Del Rey, ‘Lust For Life’

Prior to its release, Lust For Life was being billed as Lana Del Rey’s return to the opulent sound of her debut, and most commercially successful, album Born to Die – we were told that her fourth album proper is ‘for the fans’, and the apparent joie de vivre of the title and smiling album […]

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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 to emulate the star man: A is for ANNIE CLARKE (aka St. Vincent) According to Clarke, “David Bowie’s mutating aesthetic and persona are as much an […]