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Colourism in the Music Industry

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Colourism has long since been a widely controversial topic of debate across the music industry. Historically, the industry has been ingrained with racial inequality and discrimination towards artists of colour. This issue, known as colourism, was recently raised by Beyoncé’s father who stated that she would not be as successful … Read More

5 Decades of Damon: 50 reasons to celebrate Albarn

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On 23rd March 2018, the incredible Damon Albarn celebrates his milestone 50th birthday.  To mark the occasion and as a tribute to his extraordinary life and career, music editor Hollie Griss has compiled 50 of the musician’s greatest feats and memorable moments, ranging from his accclaimed musical successes right through … Read More

The Beat & The Ballot Box: Politics’ place in music

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The Brit Awards 2018 provided yet another yearly dose of lacklustre ‘banter’, gentrified drab and predictable winners for this year’s cosy creations. The one uplifting moment which stood out above the vapid, however, was Stormzy’s crowning of Best British Male Solo Artist, accompanied with the British Album of the Year … Read More

Fall Out Boy & Fandoms: Why Teen Girls Deserve A Break

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In case you haven’t already heard, emo megastars Fall Out Boy dropped a new record last month. M A N I A is their 7th full-length album, and their 3rd post-hiatus. If this isn’t news to you then you’ve probably heard a lot of different reviews on the record – … Read More

I Feel Love: the Valentine’s Day playlist

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Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here, and what better way to get you in the mood than a befitting playlist? Fancy someone? Just had your heart broken? Practising some self-love? This eclectic mix will get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit or soothe your Feb 14th blues. … Read More

Stranger Things Season Two: Back to the 80s

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Everyone’s favourite Netflix original, Stranger Things, has finally made its return, after its acclaimed debut season in July of last year. Many of us here at In The Middle have already binged Season Two in full, and we can’t deny that the soundtrack is one of the best parts of … Read More

What’s in a Name?

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  In the mosaic of qualities that give a piece of music meaning the last thing which often figures is what an artist calls their work. This seems appropriate: if something sounds abysmal it doesn’t matter what it’s called. Neither a turd nor a bland bit of Trap music can … Read More

50 Years of Summer: the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

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In San Francisco, 1967, a cultural revolution was taking place. Teenagers were questioning and challenging the values of the previous generation; conservatism, monogamy and tradition were rejected in favour of vibrant music, sexual liberation and psychedelia. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. In light of … Read More

7 Years of One Direction: More than Music

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The 23rd of July 2010 was a momentous occasion in history. Seven years on, we commemorate it. Yes, I’m talking about the formation of the biggest and best pop act of the 21st century. I’m talking about the beginning of One Direction. On that fated day, the greatest adventure of … Read More

Dear UK: you can win Eurovision (next year)

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Dear UK, We need to have a talk. It’s about Eurovision. I’ve heard your entries. What do you think you’re playing at? Don’t you know there are people who care about your reputation? Keep up this work that’s devoid of humour, flare, and talent, and all those jokes about the … Read More