The Door – Game of Thrones – S06 E05

*SPOILERS* This week’s review of Game of Thrones has been conceived at the hands of Pete Bartholomew, a name we hope to see more from at The Panoptic. It’s a detailed review with much to say, so I’ll not distract any further from it. The fifth instalment in Game of Thrones’ sixth season has an intriguing…

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Headspace – Issues

Release Date – 20th May 2016 “Michael Jackson, Limp Bizkit and Meshuggah meet in the studio for a jam session…” If the above statement sounds like the start of a cruel joke lampooning music genres, it’s probably time to forget all of your preconceptions and listen to Issues’ latest album, Headspace. Those already familiar with…

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The Colour in Anything – James Blake

Release Date – 6th May 2016 There has long been rumour of a curse that accompanies winning the Mercury Prize. Despite a cash prize of £20,000 and unprecedented album sales spikes following a win, recipients of the award can fade into obscurity or deliver a less than impressive follow up to their award winning album.…

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Remain: Why Obama is right

Obama’s argument for why we should stay in the EU, is that other countries will respect/listen to us more if we are a leading force in one of the most powerful institutions in the world. The EU magnifies our voice, and we shouldn’t throw away a tool like that. Obama has told us, and Hilary Clinton…

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Brexit: A Stride into the Light

This article originally intended to discuss Obama’s recent visit to the UK, however it has since changed its direction. We write this to clarify why the rebuttal raises points not mentioned in this article. Last week, the Warwick Brexit Campaign was honoured to host a talk by one of the most charismatic and quick witted…

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Oathbreaker – Game of Thrones – S06 E03

*SPOILERS* This week’s Game of Thrones review comes courtesy of Scott Reynolds, who is very much clued in on the show. Worry not, there’s nothing regarding the books, but it is certainly filled with spoilers for the show.   If this week’s episode had to be described in as few words as possible, I would quote Ser Davos and…

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Home – Game of Thrones – S06 E02

*SPOILERS* This week saw a strong episode featuring two (fairly) major deaths, and two Stark(ish) returns – sound good? The episode begins with the return of Bran Stark after his season-long hiatus, who, now with the Three-eyed Raven, is shown Winterfell from when his father, Ned, was a boy. In the vision, we are shown…

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Sleep Cycle – Deakin

Release Date – 6th April 2016 It’s been a long time since Animal Collective’s Deakin (Josh Dibb) opened up a Kickstarter project to raise funds for a solo album in 2009. Finally, the 7 year long ordeal is over and despite the wait and unrealistically high expectations, the project somehow has its happy ending. There has…

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