5 Biggest Stories of the Week

 

This week, multiple organisations victim of ransomware attack, your MP swears at Millfield student, the Eurovision final takes place and more!

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Why Zayn’s ‘PILLOWTALK’ is possibly the worst thing I have ever heard

Foolishly, I was willing to give the newly solo artist ‘Zayn’ (née Zayn Malik of preteen heart throbs One Direction) a chance. I had assumed that as he stated himself his own disdain of the ‘pop’ genre and his desperation to escape the ironclad fists of Simon Cowell, he was going to create something new, something different, something meaningful. My ideas were only amplified by the amateurish ‘Microsoft Paint’-esque style of his EP cover, suggesting perhaps that, in a fit of antiestablishment fury, Malik had fired his production team and done the ‘design work’ by hand. Continue reading

Fads

Millions of people tuned in to watch the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who. Whilst I never really watched the series – neither the original or newer series – I can understand the hype behind it from the fans.

Some were left satisfied with the episode whilst some were disappointed, but there’s no denying that it was the defining point in the show’s history. That is, high viewing figures – over 10 million at its peak – with plenty of debate and discussion following that.

It’s safe to say that Doctor Who is one of the biggest “fads” of this generation – and a couple of others as well. That’s a generation where it rivals other huge franchises such as Twilight, Harry Potter, and even One Direction (yep, you may hate them but their fanbase is one of the most prominent that there’s ever been).

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2012 MOBO Awards

Since the inception of the MOBO awards in 1995 Hip-Hop and R&B have been recognized and celebrated as a growing force within the music industry. Acts such as Emeli Sandé, Rita Ora, Plan B, Nicki Minaj and Labrinth have all been recipients of awards this year. Miquita Oliver and Adam Deacon presented the awards which saw Emilie Sandé scooping three prizes for; Best Female Act, Best Album and Best R&B/Soul artist. While Plan B nabbed the awards for Best Male Act and Best Hip-Hop artist; JLS walked only walked away with the Best Video award. Nicki Minaj also managed to grab herself an award in the form of Best International act. Continue reading

All Us Authors – Preview.

All Us Authors are a student band based in the heart of Somerset, near Glastonbury. Unable to categorise their music into a specific genre, traditional indie rock fused with straight up funky bass driven riffs describes them best. This unique blend of style creates an interesting and refreshing listen.

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