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Skepta's Mercury Prize-winning album Konnichiwa is certified gold: 'Self value allowed me to look at my world from a non-competitive eye'

IN SEPTEMBER, UK rapper Skepta won the coveted Mercury Prize for fourth album, Konnichiwa.

He beat off competition from the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead and Savages. 175 more words

The Young Empire

25 Masterworks: PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

My Spin on Masterworks: 21 of 25

PJ Harvey

Let England Shake

Island, 2011

It would be a severe disservice to Polly Jean Harvey and her illustrious career to disregard her greater body of work in the pursuit of whittling her albums down to just a single definitive masterpiece. 1,387 more words

The Music World

Ode to Streaming

by Robert Cowlin

Today my Tidal subscription renewed for the first time, marking one month since I joined the CD quality streaming service. In that month I’ve come to understand how streaming can work for the audiophile who might be sceptical of such services, what with them contributing to the redundancy of physical music and lack of provenance regarding mastering of catalogue titles. 1,299 more words


The Last Shadow Puppet- Miracle Aligner

Six years, Yes, that is how long people have been waiting for the release of this album. And was it worth the wait? See for yourself. 128 more words

Discover New Songs

What I'm Listening To- September 2016

September saw festival season draw to an end, with festivals like Bestival and Always the Sun drawing the season to a close. This year’s Bestival had mixed reviews, whilst Guildford’s first Always the Sun Festival was a great triumph. 382 more words

What I'm Listening To


NOW PLAYING: Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
2000, Island Records  75 more words

Seven Dollar Dress

August 2016- What I'm Listening to

What a month August was- complete with break ups, plenty of festivals and many an announcement.

During August, this year’s Mercury Prize nominations were announced with The 1975, Skepta, Radiohead and David Bowie all in the running. 839 more words

Undercover Mixtape