Review: Sweetener by Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande finds produces some intermittent bangers while caught in the changing tides of contemporary pop

Sufjan Stevens: Saying is believing

Everything about Stevens’ work is an attempt to love right, and to believe right

Feeling comfort while in the uncomfortable

Why are we so drawn to music that puts us on edge?

Music, Magic, and Bridging the Gap

The presence of magic in music has shifted and evolved over the years

The infamous melodramatics of Kanye West: Ye or nay?

Kanye has had a career riddled with dramatic events – what has this done to his legacy?

Living in a material world

Why the 80s and 90s have made a comeback

Lessons From Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

A retrospective look at this controversial project reminds us of the danger and importance of risk-taking in music.

Phenomenally Intricate: Iglooghost

With his recent releases, Iglooghost takes experimental electronic music to the next level

Brockhampton: The Internet’s First Boyband

‘Met all my friends through Kanye West and I ain’t met him yet’.

Taking Oxford by storm: the Magic Gang sells out the O2

The Magic Gang aren't just another band - they're something much more unique

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Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.
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“Look what you made me do”: Taylor Swift’s reinvention

The reinvention of her ‘reputation’ is not a change of character nor a sudden shift in her attitude to the spotlight. The Reputation era was simply a rebranding of sound, lyricism, production and image which worked to provoke her audience and, ironically, sustain her reputation.
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Town vs Gown 2019: Press Release

The official press release ahead of the Town vs Gown 2019 boxing event
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Review: The 1975’s latest album falls short

Some robotic pretentious waffle. Some cynical love songs. Some good hooks, a few nice bridges. Rinse and repeat for an album for an identikit album, with a dozen else out there the same.

City Council Blasts Oxford Union over Le Pen Invite

Oxford City Council accused the Union of a “pattern of endangering community safety by inviting fascists into the city.