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Culturedarm’s Albums of the Decade So Far (2010-2017)

60. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression  |  59. Kelela – Cut 4 Me  |  58. Holly Herndon – Platform  |  57. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah  |  56. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2  |  55. ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS  |  54. Mitski – Puberty 2  |  53. Future – DS2  |  52. Grimes – Halfaxa …

Culturedarm’s Albums of the Year 2016

35. M.I.A. – AIM  |  34. Schoolboy Q – Blank Face LP  |  33. How To Dress Well – Care  |  32. Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing  |  31. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Until the Hunter  |  30. Kedr Livanskiy – January Sun  |  29. Aristophanes – No Rush To Leave Dreams  |  28. Charli XCX – Vroom…

Cultureteca 21.02.16

Kendrick Lamar Heads 58th Annual Grammy Awards Owing to Presidents Day and the long weekend, the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Monday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a change from the ceremony’s usual Sunday slot. Otherwise the Grammys remains firmly stuck in a mire of inert presentation, inane collaborative performances, and excessive and increasingly…

Cultureteca 14.02.16

First Phase of World’s Largest Solar Power Station Opens in Morocco Within the last week Noor 1, the first phase of the Ouarzazate Solar Power Station, was switched on by King Mohammed VI of Morocco. Located on the edge of the Sahara desert in the area of Souss-Massa-Drâa, being built in three phases and four parts, and expected to produce…

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (January 2016)

Laura Gibson – ‘The Cause’ After a string of critically acclaimed albums, If You Come to Greet Me and Beasts of Seasons followed by La Grande, which was released on Barsuk and City Slang back in 2012, the Oregon-born singer-songwriter Laura Gibson packed up and moved to New York City, planning to complete an MFA in Creative Writing at Hunter College. But in…

Cultureteca 10.01.16

Sweden Imposes ID Checks Over ‘The Bridge’ On Monday Sweden implemented mandatory identity checks for travellers arriving by train, bus, or ferry from Denmark, in an attempt to reduce the number of migrants arriving in the country. All passengers are now obliged to show a passport, driving license, or Swedish national identity card in order to make the journey, with the impact centred on…

Cultureteca 03.01.16

Investigatory Powers Bill Tells Technology Companies to Keep Quiet In early November the UK’s Home Secretary Theresa May presented to Parliament the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill. It effectively replaced, offering in a diminished form, the Draft Communications Data Bill which May initially proposed back in 2012. Becoming known as the ‘Snoopers’ Charter’, and receiving criticism with regard to privacy, security, oversight, accountability, and…

Cultureteca 15.11.15

This week on Cultureteca, a brief political history as Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy win a momentous general election in Myanmar; recent releases in Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 1 collaboration with adidas; Facebook M Assistant treads the line between artificial intelligence and human endeavour; a skateboarding dog; and WWE RAW meets Wayne Rooney in Manchester. * * * Aung…

Cultureteca 20.09.15

EU Refugee Crisis Update Following the imposition of temporary border controls by Germany, Austria, and Slovakia across Sunday and Monday, and the stern measures enacted by Hungary as it attempts to disentangle itself from the refugee crisis – erecting a 175-kilometre-long fence along the border with Serbia, topped with 4-metre-high wire; and by Monday night bussing scores of refugees to the Austrian…