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10th anniversary retrospective: ‘Pure Heroine’ by Lorde

On 27th September, Kiwi singer-songwriter Lorde’s first album, her enigmatic and now iconic Pure Heroine turned ten. A venue in Manchester marked the occasion with a listening party in an…

Why are we still listening to Radiohead today?

Whenever I tell someone that I like Radiohead, I get one of two reactions: an eye roll, or a superficially concerned enquiry into my mental state. Fair enough, I suppose.…

Buhloone Mindstate retrospective

Buhloone Mindstate was a reaction to gangsta rap’s ascendance of tough posturing. It’s their least songful, eschewing the hooks of Three Feet High’s hummable collage and De La Soul Is…

Remembering Tom Verlaine

A look back on the life of guitar hero Tom Verlaine through his punk epic Marquee Moon. Between the late 1960s and early 1980s, the music industry underwent a creative…

Retrospective on 1990 by Daniel Johnston

Before pop came from bedrooms, it came from basements. Before Lana Del Rey, Phoebe Bridgers or Elliott Smith, there was Daniel Johnston. Pitchfork called him ‘The Godfather of Bedroom Pop’.…

Flaunting Szafki: a Dovecot Retrospective

Yusef Szafki’s paintings are brought together at Dovecot Studios for the first time, in part due to the completion of the textile piece The Stones are Whispering, 2018. The rug,…

Charlie Kaufman: A Very Short Retrospective

Since escaping anonymity as a writer for various sketch comedies and short-lived TV shows through his debut Being John Malkovich, Charlie Kaufman’s filmography has proven to be in turns charming,…