Spotify Wrapped: How has my music taste changed in the 2010s, and why?

Spotify Wrapped has been unveiled. Anybody who has been signed up to Spotify for the last year can find out various statistics about their listening habits over the course of 2019. Try it here. However, if you have been signed up for ten years, it will also tell you your listening habits for the whole decade. A few facts and figures baffled me, so I … Continue reading Spotify Wrapped: How has my music taste changed in the 2010s, and why?

Live Review: Wheatus (Southampton Talking Heads, 07/10/15)

Frontman Brendan Brown taps away at the laptop that his guitar is being fed through, something that two audience members can be heard groaning about. They clearly seem to be overlooking what tonight is meant to mark – the 15th anniversary of the release of Wheatus’ self-titled debut album, of which all of its tracks would be played over the next ninety-minutes. This is an … Continue reading Live Review: Wheatus (Southampton Talking Heads, 07/10/15)

Album Review: Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion

In 2011, Carly Rae Jepsen’s megahit ‘Call Me Maybe’ shed all of the sexual grit that flirtatious number ones are normally encrusted with, in favour of innocent, impromptu shyness. Obviously that paid off as she hid behind a diary, reluctant to hand it over to Boy X and ask for his number, and her cute and unfortunate little girl persona didn’t stop, later having a … Continue reading Album Review: Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion