Tag Archives: 2012

Album Review: Master of My Make-Believe – Santigold

1 May

Santi White returns with her second album, four years after her hit debut, mainly due to exhaustion she says. But does it live up to the wait? In short, yes.

Her eclectic mix of art pop is back on top form. She hasn’t changed which is something I love about this artist. She doesn’t rely on her image, outlandish press stunts, crazy meat dresses or getting into twitter feuds with other celebrities to get her fame, she earns it. Not only is she the master of her make-believe, she’s the master of her image and her own genre. Words can’t describe what genre this record is. It’s just Santigold. What’s not to love?
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84th Oscar Predictions!

26 Feb

It’s that time of year again. The big night! Like I said in my last post my year begins tomorrow, when the Oscars are over and I’ve stopped looking back on the films of last year. Crazy, I know, but that’s just how much of a film lover I am. Here’s a video I put in my top ten list that I have been watching over and over. It’s great and reminds me of what a good year I’ve had. Hopefully you’ll feel the same too!

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Grammy Nominations 2012 Reaction

6 Dec

I know, this post is quite late but I want to express my views on it and have a little rant with the world. Last week the long awaited Grammy anominatipons were announced. There were some surprises, some obvious choices and some choices that made me realise why I hate the Grammys.


As I suspected, Adele was nominated for some big ones but to my surprise only six. Nevertheless, she did get six but still, I expected more. Kanye West actually led the nominations with seven, but surprisingly the only major one that he is nominated for is Best Song with All of the Lgihts. I am not a rap fan, I hate a lot of rap that comes out today but there is some good rap that is produced and Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was a good example of this. It is going down as one of my favourite rap records of all time along with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Sure, he’s nominated for a lot of the Rap categories but I was expecting at least an Album of the Year nomination.

Adele. After my trip to New York I realised that America loves Adele. I thought they liked her here, but every radio station played her, every person with their iPod out was listening to her. I think that these nominations really aren’t deserved, read my review of 21 to find out why I don’t like her but in short, she has a great voice, but her music is really dull and extremely repetitive. I’ll be posting some predictions in the coming weeks but I’m calling Adele to win quite a few.

Let’s just go through album of the year. Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Lady GaAGa, Adele and the Foo Fighters. Wow. That is the worst lineup of nominees for A LONG, LONG TIME. Seriously? Rihanna? Bruno Mars? Come on, this isn’t music! This is manufactured pop with no thought or originality just some catchy choruses to be played over and over on radio stations. It’s disgusting that these nominees are supposedly the Best Albums of the year. What has happened to America’s view of Music? This is why I respect the Mercury Awards more.

Not even one nominee for Let England Shake. PJ Harvey hasn’t got a single nomination here. That is a disgrace. I’m speechless.

Thank god for Bon Iver, for mixing some, at least, some quality music into the nominations. Holocene has a few nominations and so does the album. I absolutely love Bon Iver and I’m glad that they’re getting some recognition after a lot fo hard work. What I don’t get is that they’re nominated for Best New Artist. For Emma, Forever Ago (one of my favourite albums of all time) came out in 2008?! Hardly new.

The Grammys supposedly show the best of American music and this is it? Disgusting. This is my worst post to date by far purely because I am so annoyed with these nominees that I just need to rant. To summarise, the Grammy’s suck and all they’ve nominated are terrible, generic pop songs that will be forgotten before long. I have no respect for the Grammys.