Category Archives: Music

What ‘Stacy’s Mom’ by Fountains of Wayne has Taught Me About Our Current Sociopolitical Climate

On Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, a 25-year old man allegedly killed ten people and injured sixteen others by driving a van down a crowded sidewalk in Toronto, Canada. Following his arrest, a post purportedly written by the accused on his … Continue reading

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Pop-Ups Shut, A$AP Barry the Plumber, and the Next Generation of Tyler

Some quick thoughts on a few things that have happened this week. Might try and make this a more regular thing in the absence of Ulysses-esque streetwear rambles. Who knows. Louis Vuitton Announces Cancellation of Future Supreme Collaboration Pop-Up Shops. … Continue reading

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With ‘Godfather’, Wiley is Celebrating the Legacy of Grime

A few months back I wrote a piece lamenting the lack of in-depth knowledge of Grime in the wake of its achieving mainstream popularity. There was an eagerness amongst mainstream music journos to spread the word to their audiences, but … Continue reading

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2016 sucked and I’m going to tell you why

Another year gone by, and if there was ever a time to feel cynical about the state of things, December 2016 is certainly it. To parrot the same tired phrase as everybody else, this has been a really shit one. … Continue reading

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George Carlin’s First Posthumous Release & the Dark Side of Being Funny

In an episode of his Comedy Vehicle TV series, Stewart Lee pokes fun at preconceived notions of the stand-up comedy as a job that involves courage, describing stand-up comedians as braver in many ways than a fireman or somebody fighting … Continue reading

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15 years — Thoughts on Jane Doe by Converge

Like a lot of teenagers, I went through an angry phase. It manifests itself in different ways for everyone, I’m sure, but music was a really big thing for me. As I’ve mentioned before, it started with the whole nu-metal … Continue reading

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Hello, Assholes – Loving Daughters, the Most Unlovable Band in the World

I grew up in a family that loved comedy. Name any comedy programme from the 1990s and I can guarantee we used to watch it in my house. From Simpsons at 6pm every day to The Fast Show, Smack the … Continue reading

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The Importance of ‘Clarity’ by Jimmy Eat World

The story of how I first came across new music as a kid is probably the same as it is for a lot of people around my age. My house didn’t have Sky TV so whenever I was around a … Continue reading

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Craig McCaffrey

Following up from my post a few weeks back about Kranky Records’ reissuing Stars of the Lids’ two most seminal albums on vinyl, I was fortunate enough to be woken by my postman delivering my copies this morning and it … Continue reading

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Stars of the Lid — Vinyl Reissues

Taking a slightly different route away from the usual menswear and London life pieces to draw your attention to something else. I first discovered Stars of the Lid when I was about 15 on some Pitchfork “Best Albums of 2007” … Continue reading

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