Review: Glass

When Logan saw the last breaths of a beloved character, there sprang a debate as to whether that film was the best comic book movie. It had a self-reflexive edge, as evidenced by the fact it was confident enough in the knowledge its audience had about its source material and influences to have its characters read comic books and watch Shane. In certain pop culturally-aware company, the question “Logan or The Dark Knight?” means bunkering down into a maelstrom of debate indicative of the hold the superhero genre has on modern cinema.

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Review: Subjective – Act One: Music For Inanimate Objects

The OG UK “alternative” pioneer and man who definitely-maybe-is-but-maybe-definitely-not related to Finlay Quaye (deep cut nineties reference there) – strikes back with a solid collection of beats and synthscapes only he could provide. Ulterior Motive’s James Davidson joins him for their first collaboration as project Subjective.

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Review: R.E.M at the BBC

R.E.M…I haven’t thought about R.E.M in an age. Of course, I remember them being about, but then I always thought of them as being a little too white bread, a proper MOR band that had some status, but no real verve. They never did anything exotic like U2 did when they almost died of smug embarrassment after Rattle And Hum and then touched heaven with the all-timer Achtung Baby. Of course, Shiny Happy People or Losing My Religion were ok, and everyone on TV seemed to have a cry during a sad montage to Everybody Hurts at least once. They went stratospheric in the nineties, but it says an awful lot about the arctic-temperature excitement factor R.E.M generated within me that, whilst other bands of that decade who found their way onto my mixtape were shoving shotguns in their faces, inciting stadium riots or throwing down at the BRIT awards, the most rock thing anyone in R.E.M did was throw a yoghurt at someone during a wee strop on a plane.

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