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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Reputation Lost/Reputation Regained

“The drought was the very worst.”   Taylor Swift’s lyrics in “Clean”, the finale to her 2014 blockbuster album 1989, take on a prophetic tone...

Unmissable music from October

https://open.spotify.com/user/11151660563/playlist/5iKco9ZTRYEjlePKSCrn1s Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch – Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (album, 5 October) While it was a shame to see Icelandic composer...

London Grammar in Edinburgh: A concert review

Having missed London Grammar’s Glasgow set at TRON festival, it was essential to go down and watch what could be the award-winning band’s only...

Classical Music For Dummies – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in C Minor,...

Ever felt thoroughly out of your depth in a high-brow intellectual discussion on consecutive fourths in the second movement of Vaughan Williams' 'Pastoral' Symphony...

Unmissable music from September

  Bicep – Bicep (album, released on 1 Sep) Northern Irish duo Bicep kicked off September with an explosive debut record. Their self-titled album is the...

Band music in the UK: Wolf Alice’s Visions of a Life

During the summer I wrote about the state of British band music and its stagnation from the heights of the 90s and 00s (can...

The National in Edinburgh: A review

A patient queue of college-aged friends, the occasional huddle of teens, and middle-aged couples silently stand outside Usher Hall, clad in jeans, sneakers, and...

Exploring the relevance of music charts today

Katie Munro asks if the music charts hold any meaning in the streaming driven music industry of today.

Musings on a theme: Johnny Flynn

Zeb Baker-Smith explains why we should all take the time to listen to the music or enjoy the performances of multi-talented artist Johnny Flynn.

Review: ‘Getting Ready for a Swim’

Amy Hill, a St Andrews fourth year, worked in partnership with Cameron Newell to produce her debut album, Getting Ready for a Swim, which...