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AuthorRob Barratt

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October 16, 2017

I’ve always been a fairly lucky kid. I essentially lucked out at birth, being born white, male, heterosexual, to a well off family. My life was never going to be particularly hard. And so my tale begins, with another stroke of sheer luck. After my girlfriend suggested I take up a radio show, I applied […]

July 17, 2017

I wasn’t planning on writing about Twin Peaks until the third season was well and truly done and I had time to digest it. The beauty of David Lynch’s work is best grasped when viewed as a whole — season one is a mundane affair until episode three, when the first sighting of Bob really […]

May 8, 2017

At this point, is there truly any point to reviewing this album? There isn’t much that I can add to the conversation. And if you’re looking for cohesive, meaningful information about what is likely the most revered lyricist of the last decade, I am not the person to come to. But here are some thoughts. […]

April 10, 2017

So you’re in an art gallery, staring at some piece you know fuck all about. There may or may not be colours involved, possibly a shape or two thrown in the mix, fuck maybe even a body part of some description. Some middle aged person wearing clothes that cost more than your annual rent comes […]

October 2, 2016

4 ± ռ    I’m hyperventilating in the back room of the office, doing my best to hold it together despite the fact I’m pretty sure I just saw a goblin staring at me through the window. I’m on the 14th floor. I peek out from behind the cupboard, and the goblin stares at me […]

September 11, 2016

★★★½ Love songs are a tricky thing to pull off. You run the risk of sounding too cheesy, insincere, or, god forbid, you get in a bit too deep and create something so embarrassing I have to turn that shit off midway through. So then how does Angel Olsen fare? After her 2012 release Half […]

September 11, 2016

⠆⠏⠐⠓   Catch ’em down bad Beat ’em with a bat, hashtag that I call it New Jack, yeah, yeah Bitch, I got a blue Jag I make that cash talk Bitch, I got a new house You wanna get in, need a passcode nigga — “Harambe”   I will never be as cool as […]

August 14, 2016

Something’s about to happen, you can feel it in your bones.

July 31, 2016

★★★★★ Unlike my usual style of linking food to music, I chose not to do so for this review after hearing multiple commentators  dismiss  this album. I believe it denotes a subtle turning point in the Atlanta rap scene, and the wider rap industry as a whole, and so I will do my best to […]