Music

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?

Album Review: Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure?

This year has been a real eye-opener for me. I’ve experienced music I thought I’d never be bothered by. A by-product of writing for so many entertainment websites, I suppose, and it’s nice to experience new things. Before listening to What’s Your Pleasure, I had absolutely no clue who Jessie Ware was. I’m not exactly tapped […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Western Stars

Movie Review: Western Stars

As we move into an era of autotuned nonsense and vague semblances of political-fuelled rap, it’s nice to see a man can still put an album out with a horse on the cover. That bastion of the American legacy will never die. No matter how often the collective masses stomp the country and western genres […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Taylor Swift – Evermore

Album Review: Taylor Swift – Evermore

To do anything productive in the lethargic state of this year is a bold accomplishment. Releasing two albums mere months apart is just showing off. Taylor Swift’s second offering stripped-back, intimate acoustics, Evermore, will appeal to those out there who found comfort in Folklore. There’ll be a few stragglers, those that found the acoustic merits of her first 2020 […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Taylor Swift – Folklore

Album Review: Taylor Swift – Folklore

Taylor Swift has some good songs. There, I said it. This may surprise those that know me, who fear the moments I hold possession of the AUX cable. My exclusive taste in music shouldn’t extend to folk pop like Folklore, but I can’t say I wasn’t interested in this release. I wasn’t expecting a miracle, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: AC/DC – Power Up

Album Review: AC/DC – Power Up

Blasphemous as this statement will be, I always preferred Van Halen to AC/DC when it came to heavy American rock. That’s not a jab at Brian Johnson and company, just a matter of personal preference that comes from years of suffering through car insurance adverts that have Highway to Hell plastered in the final mix. Still, we […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: The Airborne Toxic Event – Hollywood Park

Album Review: The Airborne Toxic Event – Hollywood Park

I wonder how many people remember The Airborne Toxic Event. Those of us who owned FIFA 08 will surely be aided by the inclusion of their best (and only) hit, Gasoline. They may have petered out after that somewhat successful moment, but it was a surprise to me that they’re still together. Even more astonishing […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You

Movie Review: Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You

Dependable songwriting is few and far between, and as my interest in modern pop music wanes even more than I thought possible, I rely on older cornerstones of genres long forgotten by modernity, who are still kicking around, producing solid music. Much of my taste in music is made up of these individuals, the Cocker’s, Costello’s, and […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Ariana Grande – Positions

Album Review: Ariana Grande – Positions

All I know about Ariana Grande is that she was on a show called Victorious that I watched two episodes of about a decade ago. My knowledge of her work starts and stops there, so I wasn’t all that excited about her latest release, Positions. It’s certainly not an album made for me, but as I hack my […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways

Album Review: Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways

Sixty years into the game, and still making dependable records, Bob Dylan’s latest piece, Rough and Rowdy Ways is a complete surprise. What should not be a surprise, however, is just how good it is. Another effort to tap into the blues contemplation found in his greatest works, Dylan covers a variety of tracks that showcase severe […]

 Chloe Hemmings

Album Review: Blink-182 – NINE

Album Review: Blink-182 – NINE

Way back in 2015, Blink 182 was a band synonymous with uncertainty as former frontman Tom Delonge departed, divorcing a line-up that had instated a pop-punk legacy for nearly two decades. One year on, the awaited release of their eighth studio album, California, alongside the addition of Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba as lead, provided a sixteen-track […]