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Music For: [Mal]Adjusting to the Single Life – Guestlist

There’s plenty of great breakup songs, songs for smashing windscreens, for crying so hard your mascara dribbles down your chin, for the feeling of your throat being torn apart by wire wool after hours of shouting. No matter what kind of breakup you go through, there is undoubtedly fallout, text messages you wish you hadn’t sent, and drunken phone calls that you can’t take back. After some time has passed, and the serenity of resignation has taken over, these songs will help as you readjust into your new life, whether you see the light and feel refreshed, or wish you could jump in the tardis and do it all again. Read more…

Music For: Starting a Debate About Feminism – Guestlist

2014 has given rise to a new F-word – feminism. Not that the notion of feminism doesn’t predate 2014, but more and more it’s becoming a hot-button issue in the media. With artists either wearing it as a badge of honour, or running from it like a house on fire, there’s no doubt women’s issues have been at the forefront of pop culture media. These five songs are guaranteed to get someone on a soapbox. No matter what your views, it is the very act of debating that keeps music relevent. Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’ This might be beating a dead horse, but there’s still merit in discussing the misogynistic overtones of this song and video. Whether you like or dislike the song, it’s clear that its popularity has caused a stir in the world of feminism. Not only do the lyrics perpetuate rape culture, but the video reinforces the idea that to be sexy, one has to be easy. Of course, the flipside of the vitriol against this video becomes slut shaming. There …

Songs That Go Bump in the Night – The Metropolist

There’s no getting it around it, today is Halloween. Whether you buy into it or not, seeing people dressed up as ghosts and stuff is pretty cool. So is listening to music that makes you shit yourself or wanna’ vomit. So we’ve compiled exactly that, music as selected by some of our writers that gives them the heebie jeebies (there’s some 18+ stuff in here, as a heads up). Read more…