Music

Drake’s latest album finds him his hip-hop ‘lane’

Drake’s latest album finds him his hip-hop ‘lane’

Arts, Music October 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm Comments

DRAKE has finally found his ‘lane’ in hip-hop. Previous releases by the Canadian ex-actor – Take Care and Thank Me Later – suffered immensely from a lack of personality and an inconsistent tone  as Drake wentRead More

Rewind the Film: Less is more for the Manics

Rewind the Film: Less is more for the Manics

Arts, Music October 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm Comments

THE MANIC Street Preachers have managed to make a good fist of personal tragedy, middling critical reaction and political grandstanding in their two decades of existence, enjoying a period of creative revival in recent years followingRead More

The Vaccines: Melody Calling – a new sound from the acclaimed indie band

The Vaccines: Melody Calling – a new sound from the acclaimed indie band

Arts, Music October 11, 2013 at 11:00 am Comments

IF YOU were expecting the Vaccines’ to return with even more danceable indie-rock tunes to help you cope with your teenage angst then you may be disappointed; Melody Calling is exactly what you would expect fromRead More

Arctic Monkeys continue their era of ascension

Arctic Monkeys continue their era of ascension

Arts, Music October 3, 2013 at 11:00 am Comments

FIVE albums in a whirlwind seven years – for some, would be seen as too fast, rushed and far too certain of your popularity to the masses. Yet digging deeper, in truth, Alex Turner hasn’t evenRead More

Arts Team: Our summer music picks

Arts Team: Our summer music picks

Arts, Music August 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm Comments

THE ARTS team sat down to decide on the best albums of the summer. However, with all the fantastic albums that have been released, it was difficult to come up with just one. Instead, here are aRead More

Baths’ third album – one of the most grotesquely beautiful albums of the year

Baths’ third album – one of the most grotesquely beautiful albums of the year

Arts, Music July 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm Comments

FOLLOWING the release of his successful 2010 debut album, Cerulean, L.A.-born electronic artist Baths has returned to deliver one of the most grotesquely beautiful albums of the year. Obsidian is an ambitious cocktail, dealing with life-threatening strugglesRead More

Kanye West – exploring the limits of hip-hop

Kanye West – exploring the limits of hip-hop

Arts, Music July 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm Comments

KANYE West needs no real introduction. The Chicago-based rapper is one of the most ubiquitous and controversial musical acts of the past decade. Right from the beginning, contention has followed his career: from crashing his carRead More

Vampire Weekend – clean, sharp and near-pefect

Vampire Weekend – clean, sharp and near-pefect

Arts, Music July 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm Comments

FOR SOME of you, I’m going to make this easy and summarise the review in the next two sentences. Vampire Weekend’s third album, Modern Vampires Of The City, is not just the best album of the summer, butRead More

Stereophonics: predictable and out of place

Stereophonics: predictable and out of place

Arts, Music July 9, 2013 at 5:00 am Comments

NOT SINCE 2005’s Language. Sex. Violence. Other? have Stereophonics been able to recreate the rough, smoky rock sound they’re best known for. The once admired and praised Brit pop group have slowly been dipping in recent years,Read More

MUSIC: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

MUSIC: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Arts, Music June 4, 2013 at 11:30 am Comments

CONSIDERING it’s been 13 years since New York trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs burst onto the music scene, time hasn’t tarnished their talent, with even their newest music remaining as fresh and exciting as their firstRead More