The Music Roundup Week 22: Dealing with Musical Burnout

10 Tracks on Repeat: 1. ooh la la by Run the Jewels (2020)- Coming at the opportune time, alternative/experimental hip-hop duo Run the Jewels have come through with an excellent surprise release. The highlight of the stacked LP is lead single ooh la la, a straightforward yet thrilling rap banger complete with some great verses and thumping…

The Music Roundup Week 14: The Impact of TikTok on the Music Industry

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. Ain't It Funny by Danny Brown (2016)- This Detroit rapper spent the 2010s establishing himself as one of hip-hop's most innovative, wild and engaging voices. Mixing stories of his own criminal past without (glorifying it) with bombastic, experimental beats, Ain't It Funny exposes the pitfalls of fame for modern-day rappers, highlighting that…

The Music Roundup: Week 5

10 Songs on repeat this week: 1. Soaked by BENEE (2018)- A staple of the modern Australian/New Zealand alternative pop scene, Soaked is a catchy and incredibly well-produced track. 2. Dance by ESG (1983)- If repetition is done well, then it is often brilliant, such as with this dance-punk track from the all-female New York…

The Music Roundup: Week 3

10 Songs on repeat: 1. The Daily Heavy by Oh Sees (2019)- You know a song is going to be good when the beat is laid down by a squeaky toy, building into a heady and infectious psychedelic rock number. 2. Cumberland Gap by David Rawlings (2017)- Heard at the beginning of the new Guy…

The Music Roundup: Week 2

10 songs on repeat this week:  Good News by Mac Miller (2020)- A emotionally potent track made all the more tragic considering Miller's unfortunate passing in 2018 complete with light production and a show-stopping performance from the rapper Lost in Yesterday by Tame Impala (2020)- Another single off the Australian's forthcoming LP, this song sees Parker…

The Music Roundup: Week 1

Welcome to a brand new series on this blog! Each week, guest author Alex Driscoll will take you through the music scene. From top songs, album reviews and featured articles, this series will delve deep into all forms of music. We hope you enjoy! 10 songs on repeat this week: 1. Lullaby by Low (1994)-…