Top 50 Songs of 2016

        By Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro) It’s here! Chuck those negative opinions aside as for the next week we’ll be counting down my musical highlights of the year. While 2016 was full of many negative events (US election, multiple celebrity death, suicide squad, damn daniel etc.), on the other side of the coin music…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Skepta – Konnichiwa

Managing to stand strong after critics called Grime’s second wind a passing fad, Skepta has proved everyone wrong on his fourth LP, solidifying himself and the genre as a cornerstone of British music.  “We ain’t seen nuttin’ like this happen before. Who’s seen the country flip on its head like this, fam?” says fellow grime…

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Best Of: April 2016

A lookback at this month in music, listing the greatest albums and singles that April had to offer. ALBUMS 5. Drake – Views While it may go on a bit longer than necessary and hit a few dud notes in the process, the highlights of Drake’s fourth LP far outweigh these gripes and result in…

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TRACK REVIEW: Skepta – Man

The unprecedented growth of Grime was one of the defining moments of British music last year. While it may have been overlooked by the Brits, which has thankfully been balanced out by the recent Ivor Novello nominations, you’ll be hard done to find someone who didn’t hear Skepta’s Shutdown blaring at any point in 2015 as the…

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Thoughts On: The Brit Awards

When your award show is referred to as “the British Grammy’s”, you’d think it was some sort of compliment. Well, that’s until you realise that the Grammy’s themselves considered James Bay more worthy of a Rock Album Of The Year nod than the hundreds of other potential nominees. Fair do’s to the Grammy’s though since they at…

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