Fresher Sounds - 16/03/2015
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Its been a strange week. Following a landmark ruling declaring that 'Blurred Lines' plagiarised Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give it Up' I found myself in the awkward position of having to defend Robin Thicke. While we can criticise his sexist lyrics and sleazy attitude we must defend his right to unoriginality. The prosecution of Thicke and Pharell Williams for simply writing a song that sounds similar to another sets a worrying precedent for the music industry. While we wait for the estate of James Brown to begin proceedings against Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars why not distract yourself with the best new music of the week? Muse - Psycho Devon three-piece Muse have taken a page from Marilyn Manson’s book for their comeback single ‘Psycho.’ Taken from their upcoming album Drones, the track centres around a beefy, blues-rock riff and an unrelenting rhythm. Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better This single from Detroit’s Sufjan Stevens sees a return to the delicate folk sound that defined his early work. Taken from his elegiac new album, Carrie and Lowell, the track centres on a childhood incident in which Stevens’ mother left him in a video shop. Delicate, hushed vocals and beautifully understated instrumentation mirror the vulnerable yet hopeful nature of this intimate glimpse into the singer-songwriter’s past. Young Fathers - Shame
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