The OxStu’s College Ball Playlist

‘Wrecking Ball’ – Miley Cyrus Watch your attire for your next Ball, it’s probably best not to follow Miley’s example. ‘Great Balls of Fire’ – Jerry Lee Lewis Too many balls drives a man insane, but get fired up for your next late night soiree. ‘Str8 Ballin’’ – 2Pac Straight up, stay awake till sunrise […]

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Wu-Tang turns 20

In 1983 Shaolin & Wu Tang was released. A kung-fu movie which follows the battles between two schools of the martial art, provided both inspiration for Wu-Tang Clan’s name as well as the opening sample for their debut record Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It has now been 20 years since 36 Chambers was released […]

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McBusted Open

I tell people I like McFly, I brace myself for one of two reactions. The first is bare-faced laughter. The second usually goes something like “oh yeah they’re not bad, I like that song they do – how does it go?” They then proceed to sing ‘Year 3000’ by Busted. I’m not one to kick […]

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Album Review: Bloody good

Cupid Deluxe is more consistent, coherent and enjoyable than any of Dev Hynes’ previous albums as Test Icicles, Lightspeed Champion or Blood Orange. His talent’s always been obvious; recently his perfect pop songs in collaboration with Sky Ferreira and Solange have enforced this. Cupid Deluxe, however, is the first time Dev seems to have made […]

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The OxStu’s Hungover Sunday Playlist

‘Mind Eraser, No Chaser’ – Them Crooked Vultures This track from the hard-rocking supergroup might be a bit heavy for hungover ears, but you might just identify with the amnesiac lyrics. ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’ – Kris Kristofferson Want a song to encapsulate how you feel? Here ya’ go, Kristofferson has been through this all […]

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Album Review: Surfing Strange – Swearin’

Fast-rising noise-poppers Swearin’, Philadelphia’s most exciting export since spreadable cheese, have amassed something of a clamour over the last couple of years. Their self-titled debut album of last year presented a surprisingly comfortable marriage of sun-kissed pop hooks and unapologetic guitar squalls; we should look in particular at the sweetly infectious vocal refrain of ‘Kenosha’ […]

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The Oxstu’s 5th Week Blues Playlist

‘Gloomy Sunday’ – Billie Holiday When feeling down, you never want to start on a truly upbeat track. Wallow in the emotion of Holiday’s voice ‘For the Widows in Paradise’ – Sufjan Stevens Further fodder for the mournful soul. Listen to this if you literally can’t tear yourself out of bed. Poor thing. ‘Strong’ – […]

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