Reading Music Journalism at Huddersfield University, I have a passion for all things musical. I pride myself on being open minded in music genres and have a love of writing to match. The coolest cat on The Student Playlist, I also support Hartlepool United and am an avid pro-wrestling fan.
Anything other than a terrific album from Arcade Fire feels like a let-down, and on ‘Everything Now’ we have to face just that.
The Mercury Prize list has certainly let us down this year, so we decided to make a list of what we thought should have made the cut.
Constantly baffling and challenging, Shabazz Palaces have managed to do something truly remarkable and increasingly rare with ‘Quazarz’ – sustain the listener’s attention for more than 70 minutes.
After seven long years, the critically acclaimed Broken Social Scene return with a pleasant album which reminds us of their charms.
Beach House haven’t broken any barriers with their ’B-Sides And Rarities’, but they continue to please their forever-dedicated fans.
10 Years On from Justin Vernon’s debut as Bon Iver, the album remains just as influential in hip-hop circles as it does in folk.
As we enter the second half of 2017, our staff reveal their personal musical highlights of the year so far – and what we’re still looking forward to!
The outrageously talented Ella Yelich-O’Connor doubles down on her existing sound for her second full-length album ‘Melodrama’.
Much of the hype leading up to ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ originated from the maturity shown in the group’s writing, though little of that is evidenced here.
The problem for Phoenix is that many believe they have already released their masterpiece in 2009 hit record ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’. While ‘Ti Amo’ hints that the French four-piece can reach these heights again, the reality is they may very well not.