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Top 10 Albums of 2016

2016 was like living through a fine disaster movie — terrible things are happening all around you, but at least the music ...

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Top 5: Songs to Mourn 2016

1. 'Oh! You Pretty Things' by David Bowie Although ‘Lazarus’ could have been the obvious choice here, this bittersweet anthem has the air ...

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Remembering George Michael

This Christmas Day will forever be remembered as the day 2016 took another one of our musical greats. After the losses of Prince, ...

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Top 10 Albums of 2016

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Top 5: Songs to Mourn 2016

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Remembering George Michael

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Top 10 Albums of 2016

The Mancunion’s favourite albums of the past year, lovingly compiled and illustrated by our contributors

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Top 5: Songs to Mourn 2016

“2016 is gonna be MY year”, you said on January 1st, and chaos descended thenceforth

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Remembering George Michael

Tara Bharadia reflects on the legacy of pop star and gay icon George Michael, who died on Christmas Day

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Feature: David Mancuso – the New Yorker who taught the world how to party

Remembering David Mancuso, founder of the legendary ‘by invitation only’ loft parties that transformed New York’s club scene in the early 70s

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Student Spotlight – House of Flying Daggers

For our first feature on what our students are getting up to, Harrison Kersey covers a student-run dancehall night

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A South side showcase: Chicago hip-hop comes to Manchester

Chance the Rapper and Mick Jenkins bring Chicago to Manchester for the weekend, writes Harrison Kersey

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Top 5: Songs to introduce you to classical music

Finding yourself out of the loop when your musical friends talk classical? Stuart Grantham has compiled an introduction to catch you up in no time

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Feature: Should you ever meet your heroes?

The golden rule reads that you should never meet your heroes — how does Jeni Lambert fare when she meets hers?

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Top 5: Songs About Death

With the death of Leonard Cohen, Jack Ashworth shows us the songs that have looked at the passage into ‘that great gig in the sky’ with more nuance

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Feature: Fifteen years of the iPod – how has Apple’s gamble shaken up the music industry?

The iPod was introduced by Apple fifteen years ago, and we feel old. Rebekah Shaw asks: what has the technology of the millennium brought for music?

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Tracks of the week: 7th November

Cassie Hyde reviews the new tracks of the week, with Marika Hackman excelling festively and a disappointing return for Japandroids

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30days40songs – the art of the protest song

Jacob Hopkins explores the 30days40songs project — a rare revival of protest music in the build-up to the US Presidential Election