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Kanye’s Graduation Reaches Its’ 10th Anniversary

Tara Bharadia revisits Kanye’s hay-day

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Album: Drake — More Life

Drake’s More Life is hardly groundbreaking, but does show us a darker, more mature side of the squeaky clean rapper, writes Lily Sheehan

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Top 5: “Good” Songs

In unprecedented times of bad and ugly, it’s important to keep an eye out for the good. Ben Lomax picks out his top 5 songs both good in name and good in nature.

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Album: Sampha — Process

Process is an emotionally bare and richly compelling debut album, writes Tara Bharadia

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Top 5: Album Openers

Some of the best songs ever written have sat proudly at the top of their album’s track listing, after all, the opening track needs to sell the rest of the album to the listener

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New Year, New Predictions

Many embraced the New Year with open arms considering the shocking, unexpected and often bizarre events that occurred both inside and outside the fashion world in 2016. So what could 2017 have in store?

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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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The ultimate high street brand

Want high end inspired clothes for high street prices? Talia Lee-Skudder reveals the ultimate shopping destination for all of your fashion needs

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High heeled horrors

Whilst we are told ‘beauty is pain’ and we cram our feet into the highest of heels, how far is too far in search of fashionable fabulosity?

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Opinion: Music is genuinely exciting again

A series of high-profile, transgressive album releases have shown that 2016 is the year where mainstream music has got its mojo back, writes Frank Hillman

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Album: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Bon Iver’s third LP challenges every preconception about the artist, but comes off all the better for it, writes Callum Oliver

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Album: James Blake – The Colour In Anything

James Blake’s 76 minute epic lives up to it’s title, channelling shades of love and loss with extraordinary clarity, through vibrant and varied instrumentals