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Is ‘The Weeknd’ anti-feminist?

The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, has held the position of Spotify’s most played artist each month since December last year, with approximately 106,507,851 monthly listeners (according to Spotify…

Kelela: Raven Album Review

On Raven, Kelela builds her nest from cascading synthesisers and tight drums. ‘Washed Away’ immediately submerges us. Slow, repeating melodies against reverbed vocal riffing set a clear, tidal direction for…

Chris Brown at the Grammys: why is he still nominated?

The sixty-fifth annual Grammy Awards were marked by monumental firsts, including Robert Glasper’s win in the category of Best R&B Album entitled Black Radio III. This marks Robert Glasper’s, the…

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…

Let Them Know: Mabel

★★★★ Her first solo release since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mabel’s latest single sees her taking a break from her R&B roots for a taste of house-lite; all…

Musings from quarantine: the best concerts I’ve ever seen and why live music is so special to me

There are a lot of places I miss going to right now. Clubs, bars, restaurants, cities, friends’ homes, the world outside my room in suburban New Jersey, etc. But while…

Anderson .Paak – Malibu

Though already four albums deep into his career, with Malibu, Brandon Paak Anderson has finally crafted his breakout record. Clearly that was the intention, given so much of its runtime…