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“It’s me. Hi! I’m the problem, it’s me”: A Taylor Swift album ranking

After a recent binge of all of Taylor Swift’s albums (done so by his own free will), our wonderful Fuinneamh editor had the fantastic idea to rank them, after bothering many people with his unwanted opinions on Taylor’s discography. Starting from worst to first, let’s look at the discography of pop’s favourite millenial, Taylor Swift, a month on from the …


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Arctic Monkeys: From Worst To First

Arctic Monkeys are releasing their seventh studio album The Car on Friday, October 21, so An Focal’s Fuinneamh Editor, James Roulston Mooney, has taken this opportunity to come up with the DEFINITIVE ranking of their works thus far. Don’t tell him otherwise. Starting from worst to first, let’s look at the discography of one of the biggest bands of the …


Irish housing crisis, Drake & Josh, and Long Song Titles. An interview with Dylan Flynn and the Dead Poets.

With stunningly relatable lyrics detailing issues such as the fear of losing someone, the Irish housing crisis, and mental health, with a sound unique to Limerick City, completely self-produced. The Limerick-based four-piece, Dylan Flynn and the Dead Poets, met while studying music technology at the Limerick Institute of Technology. When asked where Dylan Flynn first developed his own love of playing …

Lana Del Rey: Blue Banisters Review: A Glamorous Return

Lana Del Rey is a pop culture enigma who shrouds herself in references to vintage Americana, vulnerability and controversy. Diehard Lana fans like myself broached the onset of her eight studio album with uncertainty. The American singer is no stranger to pushing back release dates with Norman Fucking Rockwell’s wait delayed for months, agonising for fans desperate for more lovelorn …

The Legacy of The Boomtown Rats

For music to retain the same punchy relevance almost half a decade on, more credit is due to The Boomtown Rats. Following the most hectic year for the band since their reunion in 2013, the turn of the decade saw the group release a long-awaited album. Frontman Bob Geldof even released a book containing lyrics and fragments from the band’s …

Mixtape Motivation for the Musically Challenged

Do you ever find yourself listening to the same songs, albums and playlists on repeat? Aren’t you tired of hearing the same hit songs on the radio? It’s very easy to find yourself stuck in a musical rut, waiting for that next favourite song to enter your life and keep you company on your way to college, only to get …