[Anime] Neon Genesis Evangelion – Review

This post is the final installation in a series of posts on Neon Genesis Evangelion and has no spoilers. Part 1 can be found here. Part 2 can be found here. Part 3 can be found here. Part 4 can be found here Part 5 can be found here Baring the conceits and contradictions of the human … Continue reading [Anime] Neon Genesis Evangelion – Review

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[Book] Mistborn: The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson [2006]

Title: Mistborn: The Final Empire Author: Brandon Sanderson Published:  July 17, 2006 Rating: 8.0/10 What happens when a lovable criminal crew like the one in Ocean’s Eleven is tasked with taking down the evil Empire from Star Wars? You get the plot of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn: The Final Empire and it is every bit as absorbing … Continue reading [Book] Mistborn: The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson [2006]

[Music] The Life of Pablo – Kanye West [2016]

Album: The Life of Pablo Artist: Kanye West Released: 14 February, 2016 Rating: 6.5/10 If music is truly a reflection of its maker’s mind, then perhaps it really shouldn’t come as such a surprise that Kanye West’s latest effort, The Life of Pablo, is more mess than masterpiece. In an era where excellence in the genre is found in … Continue reading [Music] The Life of Pablo – Kanye West [2016]

[Books] 1984 – George Orwell

Title: 1984 Author: George Orwell Genre: Political fiction Rating: 8.5/10 There is little I can say that hasn’t already been said about the political and cultural impact of George Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984. Such is the stature of Orwell’s masterpiece that even today, almost 70 years since the novel’s publication and 30 years from the bleak future it … Continue reading [Books] 1984 – George Orwell

[Music] Summertime ’06 – Vince Staples

Album: Summertime '06 Artist: Vince Staples Released: 30th June, 2015 Rating: 6.5/10 Gangsta rap has been around, in some form or another, for the better part of the last 30 years and while the specific musical trends of the various hip-hop eras have come and gone in the intervening years, thematically, not a whole lot has changed. The artists … Continue reading [Music] Summertime ’06 – Vince Staples

[Music] Overgrown – James Blake (2013)

Album: Overgrown Artist: James Blake Released: April 13th,  2013 Rating: 7.3/10 A crackling fire, hot chocolate and warm blankets on a cold day in the middle of winter – those the images that British electronic musician James Blake evokes in his sophomore album, Overgrown. Like its predecessor, Blake’s self-titled James Blake, Overgrown is introspective and creative but what the … Continue reading [Music] Overgrown – James Blake (2013)

[Music] Dopium – U-God (2009)

Album: Dopium Artist: U-God Released: June 23, 2009 Rating: 5.8/10 Good but just never good enough seems like the perfect way of describing U-God, his music and his career. Even when the legendary Wu-Tang Clan was at the height of its fame, U-God was never its most prominent member. In a collective filled with some of the most talented … Continue reading [Music] Dopium – U-God (2009)