Music

The haunting power of Billie Eilish

April 17, 2019

Although some criticise these songs for romanticising mental illness, the songs feel rather soothing and beautiful to listen to. Perhaps they offer a reassurance or calming quality to the millions of people who have listened to them thus far.

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Making money moves in the music industry

April 17, 2019

With these recent figures, there can be no argument that the music industry’s revenue resurgence is due to anything but the popularity of streaming and that the industry is going in the right direction.

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Oh Danny boy

April 3, 2019

Lynne is an elderly Daniel worshipper who lives outside Chicago and who has, “one of the largest Daniel O’Donnell collections in the world” as well as owning a stash of Johnny Cash memorabilia, which Daniel admired.

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Has having patience rewarded Tame Impala fans?

April 3, 2019

It’s reminiscent of a relationship gone sour in the way that “Feels like we Only Go Backwards” was but it doesn’t have the same grip to it and beyond the first, second and third listening, recollection of a single line on the track proved difficult.

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Anderson. Paak keeps the Olympia audience bubblin’

April 3, 2019

YES LAWD! Rapper, drummer and self-anointed ‘Best Teeth in the Game’ Anderson. Paak performed two nights in the Olympia on March 19th and 20th to two sold out crowds. The concerts were part of the

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Coming back home to Solange

March 20, 2019

The album is another intriguing listen, a record that is content with slowly unravelling its mysteries to the listener, rather than hitting them over the head straight out of the gate with its messages of black pride and subjugation.

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An introduction to folk metal

March 20, 2019

Their sound is reminiscent of arriving down to a trad session in a pub in Hämeenlinna with two electric guitars and a big Marshall stack.

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Everyone is a sucker for the Jonas Brothers

March 20, 2019

Although the brothers were thriving on their own, they say that there was the missing spark from when they were together and it was now or never for them to release new music.

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The beauty of terrible tunes at Shitenite

March 6, 2019

But why do we love this terrible night? It’s a night where you don’t have to be embarrassed about liking the cheesiest tunes, you should be embarrassed if you don’t know them at Shitenite.

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Over saturation of singers on streaming sites

March 6, 2019

Music is released every day, every second of every week. How are artists supposed to keep up with this rat race? The oversaturation of the music industry has prevented new artists from being heard, but

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Holograms: The future of concerts

March 6, 2019

Holograms have always been associated with the future. Well, it seems we are officially there because they exist and are no longer a distant idea. They have been used for the best part of a

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The money making in misery music

March 6, 2019

The young singer with an old soul has been both commended and criticised for her portrayal of depression and mental illness. Some critics saying she is glamourizing it, almost to the extent of making it cool amongst teenagers.

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The resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez

February 20, 2019

The oppression he faced as a Mexican immigrant heavily influenced his song writing. His soft melodies and thought-provoking lyrics should have made him a star in the US, however, both his albums received underwhelming attention and Rodriguez was dropped.

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Let me listen to Take That in peace

February 6, 2019

person’s taste in music varies depending on many factors ranging from the type of music they were exposed to from an early age, their personal preference and their life experience.

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How Chris Brown remains popular

February 6, 2019

Back then, one could go into a local nightclub without hearing one of his hits blaring through speakers like Kiss Kiss and With You.  He became an icon known for his use of autotune and style meshing Hip Hop, RnB and dance.

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The unpredictability of Ms Lauryn Hill

December 12, 2018

Hill is not one to shy away from a bit of preaching. She closed the show with a reminder to “spread that vibration with love,” a sentiment echoed various times throughout. “We can resonate the frequency of love,” she said earlier in the performance.

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Best album of the year: No Shame by Lily Allen

December 12, 2018

Allen lures her listeners in even more with the soft childlike tone she uses throughout the album which juxtaposes the strong adult topics she is singing about and the subtle electronic dance sound in the background, making her latest collection of music truly unique.

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U2 make a powerful return to home ground

November 28, 2018

The setlist accompanied by politically charged imagery made the entire concert feel like a campaign for Bono 2027. The massive production was incredible to say the least and there is no doubt that the band are better than ever. But with Bono full of dad jokes and more humbler than ever, he was cascading, stripped down.

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Thank u Ariana Grande, next

November 28, 2018

The words, “thank you, next” in relation to past relationships sounds cold and unfeeling, but the song is the complete opposite of that. Grande is genuinely thanking her exes for helping her grow and prosper into the person she is today, there’s no negativity or bitterness within the song despite its subject matter.

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Spice up your life and support up and coming artists

November 28, 2018

From a business point of view, you can see the logic if you’re an older band that hasn’t been active in a long time. There’s a lot of safe money to be made in reunion tours or making a movie that’s either a sequel or a remake.