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Westwood will be ‘Aiight – The Internet is an Archive

June 14, 2012

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The sheer mention of Tim Westwood stirs a reaction in most social settings equivalent of a bad smell entering a room. People explode with psychopathic fury at a broadcaster on a level which is unrivalled throughout the media of the last 20 years. The same facts lie at the cause of people’s problem with Westwood […]

Why #reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend Proves Twitter’s Capacity for Good

July 31, 2011

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Over the weekend I spotted something trending on Twitter which hit that magical balance between being trendy and being worthwhile. Either on purpose or by accident the hashtag #reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend might well do more for the issue of domestic abuse than any print or TV ad campaign. (So as not to get side tracked I’ll try […]

Tyler The Creator: Goblin (Album Review)

May 17, 2011

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Thematically, anger towards parents/school/authority/peers is nothing too original and extraordinary. However Tyler has taken a few steps further into this ‘marketing goldmine’ and produced an album that is artistically impressive outside of the under 20’s. After the introduction we really don’t have anything left to say to or about Tyler. Much like Eminem’s final battle […]

The Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Pt2 (Album Review)

May 17, 2011

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Taken From The Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2 at first listen sounds roughly how the world might feel to three aging MC’s in 2011. Chaotic, confusing and continuously contradictory. Like trying to catch robot butterflies with a 1900’s net made of grey hair. Staying true to yourself amongst the quicksand of trends and technology must […]

Critics Corner: March MP3 Reviews

April 5, 2011

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“March was over quicker than the heat generated by Rebecca Black, but which – if any – of the tunes released during the month deserve to stay on the I-pod over the coming months? Resident critic/coffee magnet Adam Hutcheson separates those that knocked it out of the park from those that were distinctly Sunday league. Adam’s reviews take […]

Raekwon – Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang (Album Review)

April 5, 2011

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Taken From What might’ve been concerns that Raekwon was taking this Shaoulin concept/style too far were melted away during the first couple of tracks. In world full of artists recording their diary entries an MC taking a risk on a concept; to produce something artful; to get his point across in a more indirect way would […]

Pharoe Monch (Album Review)

March 28, 2011

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Taken From Is Pharoe Monch’s talent for aggression and anarchy possible to contain in an album? As he states on Renegade ‘this is calculated amalgamation’ W.A.R kicks off in a somewhat unexpectedly controlled and considered manner as Monch (known for flying off the handle on guest verses) delivers a provocative mission statement with every […]