Mike Vinti

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I Want My MTV

British TV is more universally popular than it’s been for quite some time; between Downton Abbey, the continued popularity of Doctor Who and Sherlock and now Wolf Hall, we’ve got the internet eating out of our televisual palm. Similarly, British music has seen a resurgence in popularity across the world, particularly stateside, with everyone from…

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I Love You Honeybear

Father John Misty’s second offering, I Love You Honeybear, sees everyone’s favourite fictional priest tackle falling in love and, given the nature of his misanthropic debut, it was always going to be an interesting ride. The album kicks into life with title track I Love You Honeybear a brooding, semi-serious ode to his new found…

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Mike Vinti looks at the benefits of legalising cannabis and argues that political leaders are in denial

Recently, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagard, came out in hives of praise for David Cameron and George Osborne after 2014 saw the British economy grow by 2.6%. This unexpected growth coupled with decreasing unemployment, Lagard claimed, meant that the UK should be held up as a model for Europe, a…

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Review: Black Messiah D’Angelo and the Vanguard

As the fuzzy guitars of the opening track Ain’t That Easy wobble into life it becomes clear that a lot has happened to D’Angelo over the fourteen years since Voodoo. The slick, early 2000s production is gone in favour of grubby, live sounding instrumentation. The overarching sexual themes of his previous work yield to a…

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Past-Punk: The Modern Sound of Dissent

Politics and Music have always had something of a convoluted relationship and for every artist out there wearing their political heart on their sleeve there are ten more making songs about partying – not that the two are mutually exclusive. There’s near constant debate in the media over the politics of the music industry, be…

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