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Taylor Swift: Discography Ranked

Taylor Swift graced the lockdowns of the tumultuous 2020 with two surprise albums in folklore and evermore. Both are worthy of being crowned the greatest release of her nine-album, fifteen-year-long career.  After the fall-out from Swift’s acrimonious departure from Big Machine Records and the subsequent sale of her masters, Swift has stated she will re-record […]Read More

Song of the Week: Foolish Parley // The Lathums

In the last year, The Lathums have established themselves as one of the most promising and exciting bands to come from the Greater Manchester area. The Wigan based outfit have been wowing audiences across the nation with their array of classic British indie music since their formation in 2019. ‘Foolish Parley’ first featured on the band’s […]Read More

The 20 Best Albums of 2020

Year end lists are always divisive, but perhaps no more so than in 2020: a year that has seen us cling to our favourite records like Rose clings to that bit of wood in Titanic. We’ve all had different experiences this year; many have lost loved ones or seen relationships break down under the strain […]Read More

What Place Does Classical Music Have in the 21st Century?

Last week saw the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest classical composers of all time. Having composed over 700 works of music, several of which were written after he became deaf, Beethoven was a prolific, unstoppable force rivalled by few. His most popular compositions, such as ‘Moonlight Sonata’ and ‘Symphony No. […]Read More

An Evening with Pete Burgis: Foley Artist Extraordinaire Reveals All

Foley: a mysterious art known to few and mastered by even fewer. Many, perhaps most, have never heard of it, and those that have seldom understand its arcane intricacies. In simple terms, Foley practitioners recreate on-screen sounds that are difficult or impossible to record in real time for television, videogames and films by using props […]Read More

5 Chart-Toppers You Didn’t Realise Were Sampled From Older Tunes

When listening to the radio, there’s nothing more frustrating than thinking you’ve heard a song before but can’t put a finger on who sang it. Only complicating matters, the last 40 years have perfected the trend of splicing and sampling songs, layering old over new. Sampling has played a significant role in the development of […]Read More

‘Chewing Gum’ Takes 7 Years To Break Down, But This

Read our review of Coel’s I May Destroy You here. Michaela Coel’s name has been in circulation quite a bit over the past few weeks following the mammoth success of her new series I May Destroy You. As the writer, producer, director and lead actor in the piece, Coel’s twelve-episode series depicts the fallout and […]Read More

“Focus on What’s Strong, Not What’s Wrong” – Inside InHouse

The UK’s first ever prison-made record label, ‘InHouse Records’, have launched a magazine in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The magazine, titled ​Aux, has been released to prisoners to entertain them during their strict lockdown procedures. Aux educates them on music theory and aids them in their pursuit of knowledge. Currently aimied towards the South-East, […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Favourite LGBTQ+ Artists and Allies

June is Pride Month, which is a chance for the global LGBTQ+ community to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, such as marriage equality, and transgender rights. As well as a month dedicated to lobbying for real, lasting change in a quest for intersectional equality, Pride is a […]Read More

Best of the Modfather: The Top 5 Paul Weller Lyrics

William Cooper rounds up the top five lyrics from The Modfather, Paul Weller. Paul Weller, A.K.A, The Modfather, is one of the most talented lyricists and musicians to have ever lived. His seemingly effortless capability to combine words and phrases, and to balance the power of music and lyrics against each other so one doesn’t […]Read More

The Top 10 Debut Rock Albums

As turbulent as the current climate is, all the extra time we’re spending indoors offers an opportunity to practice reflective listening. We’ve revisited some of the best pieces of music history, albums that shaped the landscape of what we listen to today. Here’s a round up of the top ten debut rock albums. 10. Ten […]Read More