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The Folk Music Revival Must Go On!

"There has been a surge in folk music’s popularity since artists like Phoebe Bridgers and Taylor Swift released albums devoted to the much-loved genre. They have proven that, while folk music is forever attached to its past, it is not incompatible with the now."

Bodleian Bangers: Dame Helen Ghosh

"If you asked me “what am I proud of?”. I did Couch to 5k. Okay, so going with that for a running song I would say Tears for Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (1985). Definitely one of my pandemic songs."

Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘evermore’

‘In the disbelief I can’t face reinvention. I haven’t met the new me yet.’ So sings Taylor Swift in her ninth and most recent...

Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’

Usually, Taylor Swift begins a new album cycle with a blank slate. Instagram is cleared of any record of previous ‘eras’. Easter eggs are laid out...
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Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Miss Americana’

Taylor Swift’s last album, Reputation, was an unapologetically  aggressive response to the ‘drama’ that she had endured during nearly a decade in the...

Review: Lover by Taylor Swift

Jess Curry looks at why Taylor Swift's latest record represents a strong return to form

“Lil Thot”: How female empowerment and music intersect

One of the first lessons we are taught as children is that to gain respect, we must first earn it. Yet for women in...

Does Taylor need to calm down?

An exploration of Taylor Swift, and the role that musicians should have in politics
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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.

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?