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Student music opinions and commentaries on artists, venues, tickets, tours and more

Opinion: The Cancellation of Sonisphere Festival 2012

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Sonisphere Festival 2012 has officially been cancelled meaning that Download’s only real rock festival rival has disappeared in an implosion of badly handled PR, lack of any hype and terrible timetable for line up announcements. Is it really as much of a tragedy as many of Sonisphere’s fans are claiming? Possibly. Is it completely and utterly their own fault? Definitely.  Read More

Opinion: What Matters Most; Music? Lyrics? Vocals?

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Obviously good music is usually achieved through an effective combination of music, vocals and lyrics put together as one.
However these 3 key elements that make music can be performed and executed independently, there are songs without vocals (instrumentals, dance music) and there are songs without music (acapella, beat boxing etc).
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Opinion: Should a Change in Sound Equal ‘Selling Out’?

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Something I’m getting increasingly bored with is the amount of hate a band gets when they release a second/third album with a different sound to what fans are used to. …
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Opinion: Bring Bassline Back!

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Bassline back in the day was immense! I remember it being about four years ago when I was raving out to the likes of Jamie Duggan, Dj Ej and Burger …
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Opinion: Will Limp Bizkit Return to Rap Rock Roots?

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After five years of being away from the music industry, Fred Durst and band Limp Bizkit returned in 2011 with the album Gold Cobra under record label Interscope, which reached …
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Opinion: Moyles’ ‘Morons’ Raise Money

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Chris Moyles should be applauded for his charity plea to his listeners. The Yorkshire DJ often comes in for criticism and more recently his listeners have been branded ‘morons’ by the national tabloids, but he and his listeners’ generous side is often overlooked. Regular listeners to the show will already know about Moyles’ charity work over the years.  Read More

Opinion: Walk The Line – How Much Has Music Changed?

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Just how much has music changed over the past 50 years? We have huge stars today such as Adele, Jessie J, Chris Brown and Drake to name a few. These …
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Opinion: Scorzayzee’s Hidden Talent
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Opinion: Scorzayzee’s Hidden Talent

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Scorzayzee is an MC born and bred in Nottingham. He was connected to the Nottingham based Out Da Ville crew and worked alongside other MC’s such as C-mone, Lee Ramsay and …
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Opinion: Are o2 Academies Killing Live Music?

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Recently I attended two gigs in the space of three days at the Birmingham O2 Academy that left me pondering on the state of live music. If you haven’t been …
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Opinion: Lego house is one cheesy house!

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Mainstream music has stolen Ed Sheeran and doesn’t look like they will be letting him go any time soon. The appeal of money, glitz and fame clearly can draw anyone away from their real beliefs and ‘dumb down’ their work. He now fits a commercialised world full of mainstream radio stations, pop loving teenagers and mums and dads who are brainwashed by the charts! Read More