Kristiano Ang
Author articles
Putting The Politic Back Into Pop
“The best test of truth is the power of the thought to get
itself accepted in the competition of the market, and that truth is the only
ground upon which their wishes safely can be carried out”-
Oliver Holmes, Jr.




Even before the regnant commercialization
of music began in the 1950s, politics had alwa... continue reading
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Arctic Monkeys)






Arctic Monkeys
Whatever People Say I Am, That's
What I'm Not
Epic Records
Rating: 8


You can almost feel sorry for Franz
Ferdinand. Two years in the limelight and barely three months since being
described as UK's biggest
rock band in Rolling Stone, the spotlight has shifted back from Glasgow to S... continue reading
A look at Singaporean music scene
Ronin
Do Or Die
Universal

Rating: 6










Singapore rock, for the hardcore scenester
is largely disappointing, for like a Frank Kafka novel (whilst lacking the
literary polish), it’s a perennial case almost there. The most telling example
would of local punk pop band Pug Jelly who after the heigh... continue reading
The Return Of The Union
If Mikhail Gorbachev, the founding father of modern day Russia, were still holding the office of the President today, the values of GlastnostPerestroika would still be enshrined. The Oligarchs who had risen from humble backgrounds would still keep their fortunes and perhaps the relations with the Western World would ... continue reading
The Death Of The Shield
Manchester United v. Arsenal is usually the largest event of the English footballing calendar, despite whatever Roman Abramovich might have to say. Year after year, thrillers such as United 6-0 Arsenal and Arsenal 2-2 United, United 1-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 United, have thrilled more than a million fans across the glob... continue reading
The Richest, hottest U-30s in the world
I was motivated to do this article after reading an article on Forbes
Online a few months ago, but never got around to doing it until now.
Due to the diverse number of the rich and the famous under 30, I find
it an immensely hard job to complete. I've tried to get the richest and
most famous U-30s in the world, and... continue reading
Has Money Made The World Truly A Better Place?
We explore the theory of the evolution of society in financial terms: Has society evolved since the advent of money, and has the world become more positive?    I've been having some problems lately which have lead me to wonder, has the world become a happier one due to money? Has the world changed in terms o... continue reading
Avril Strikes back
I'll make no secret of the fact that I'm a huge fan of Canadian
punk-rocker Avril Lavigne. Her 2002 hit Complicated left a huge
impression on me, and her other hits, Sk8er Boi, "Nobodys Fool," etc.
kept me entertained for more than 6 months. Let Go" still remains one
of my favourite ever CDs alongside Delta Goodre... continue reading
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