Netflix, Amazon or Disney +? Which streaming service is the best?

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You’re turning your TV on, but nothing interesting is on. You’re turning to Netflix and there is nothing you like or not the movie you want to see. You see the recommended titles and it irritates you that they don’t have it. You turn to other platforms and suddenly see a whole range of services. Which one to choose?

Of course, it depends on what you like, but lately it has been hard to choose. All streaming services have something good to offer. Probably everyone owns or at least knows about Netflix. A couple years back it had an abundance of movies and TV shows but lately more and more are disappearing. This is because other companies saw what Netflix did. They saw an opportunity and made a streaming service as well. instead of people watching TV shows and movies illegally online, they would now pay.

Netflix owns a lot of award winning shows. Both The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown have won Golden Globes. The streaming service also offers a lot of genres, and there are new shows and movies added every month. However, if you want to watch classic movies such as Harry Potter then you’re out of luck. For the classics, I would recommend Amazon Prime.

Why Amazon Prime you ask? Amazon Prime not only offers Harry Potter but many other classic movies and TV shows. If your favourite movie or TV show was taken off of Netflix, there is a good chance you will find it on Amazon Prime. Another great benefit is that when you have Amazon Prime you can enjoy the benefits of ordering off of the Amazon website. Amazon Prime means fast delivery, in addition to great movies and TV shows. It also has original series that are doing really well such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. If you want fast delivery, good classics and fresh ideas go for Amazon Prime.

A fast growing streaming service is Disney+, and do not get mistaken, it is not only for children. If you use the streaming platform Hulu, it is from Disney as well. Sadly, it is not the case that when you get Disney+ you get Hulu, or the other way around. Disney owns a lot and gets bigger day by day. When Disney was finally able to get the rights to Star Wars, they immediately started making movies and TV shows using the franchise. The same goes for Marvel. All the Disney movies and TV shows were on Netflix until Disney decided to make Disney+. It was hard in the beginning because Disney did not have any exciting series or movies every week like Netflix. They had their own classics but after a while there is nothing new to see. But they changed that quickly, they showcased a plan with many sequels, new movies and TV show introduced new hit series like Wandavision, The Mandalorian, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. They own other shows from the ABC like Grey’s Anatomy as well. If you’re a Disney fan, enjoy science fiction, and superheroes; choose Disney+. Choose Hulu if you like more adult reality shows.

Next, we have YouTube Premium. We all know the moment when we’re opening youtube and it immediately offers you to try YouTube Premium. Or when we watch a video and there are 4 ads interrupting randomly throughout the video. People are releasing documentaries, series and movies on YouTube Premium. You can also listen to music when you click the app away and download videos to watch them offline. YouTube has been and still is free, but if you want no ads and exclusive content from your favourite creators: Get YouTube Premium.

And then there is Apple TV. Apple TV in on the rise with good TV shows and movies which include a lot of big stars like Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell. Like other streaming services, they also release documentaries such as the recent Billie Eilish documentary and allow you to download their content to watch offline. If you like good or underrated TV shows and movies, get Apple TV.

In conclusion, all streaming platforms have something good to offer and it ultimately depends on your interests which service you will choose. Hopefully this article has brought you a step closer to making the right choice for you.

By Guzel Celik

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Why Animated Representation Matters

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With the multitude of live action movies that Hollywood has been giving us as of late, it almost feels refreshing, in a sense, for anyone to just sit down and enjoy the art that lies behind the work of animation. Animation, in itself, is beautiful. Due to the creative freedom that this sort of medium offers, artists can explore its potential to its extremes with the ‘simple’ touch of a pencil. For instance, take a look at Spiderman into the Spiderverse. The colours, the backgrounds, the action scenes and everything that makes up this movie is simply astounding and, most likely, impossible to replicate in a live action movie. And still, while both forms of art deserve their due credit, animation should also be appreciated as its own kind of media. Given the extensive labor that goes into every possible movie or series that we have collectively watched on TV as children, or even as young adults today, animation keeps on engaging people in the way that it narrates stories through its astounding visuals and overall composition. From the script writing to the storyboards, characters and world design, animation has been giving us incredible stories for us to tell today and for years to come, oftentimes creating something so beautiful out of a blank piece of paper. 

Animation, as a form of art, has always been able to give us a story to tell, stories that we keep on narrating to this day. You don’t even need to be an avid animation-watcher to know of the many movies that have shaped us to this day. For instance, if you were to ask of Disney’s remarkable 1994 animated movie The Lion King, almost anyone would be able to talk about the impact it has had on its audiences to this very day. The history and reputation that precedes this form of art is truly remarkable to even look at.

And yet, among all of these romances, adventures and even tragedies that the world of animation has given us, as viewers, there’s also been a recent and sudden spike of representation awareness within its medium. Amid these, LGBTQ+ representation has started to bloom in some of these stories.

LGBTQ+ representation has always been a rather sensitive subject within the entertainment business, for animators and filmmakers alike, to delve themselves into. As a child, I don’t remember seeing any of it on tv, and whichever character I felt could be a member of it sparked out of a personal interpretation rather than being something that was confirmed by the end of the series. In the last decade or so, however, it’s been interesting to witness the slow rise of gay representation within our media, to a point where now it almost feels like a trend to have the ‘gay best friend’ character witness what happens throughout the course of the protagonist’s story. As a matter of fact, while it is rewarding to see LGBTQ+ characters on our screens, it is also important to portray them in a way that feels true to someone who is a member of the community, as to make them a genuine and heartfelt character. Nonetheless, as stated before, it’s also been interesting to see how the rise of gay representation in animation came to be. As a matter of fact, we have had quite a number of shows, particularly during this past decade, that featured a series of gay characters varying from shows like Sailor Moon, Steven Universe and The Legend of Korra, to name a few. Netflix’s Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts made quite the steps for the LGBTQ+ community, as it is the first animated series to have a gay man state his homosexuality on the main screen. And while it may seem odd to mention something that would feel mundane to some, a moment like this really works wonders for a world that still seems to be skeptical for a character to use the word “gay” in a child’s animated TV show. Nonetheless, all of these series have worked, in one way or the other, in the making of space for LGBTQ+ people to find themselves within this form of medium. 

However, while all of these shows made significant steps in promoting LGBTQ+ representation to be more present within the field of animation, there’s been a series, in particular, that recently stood out the most amongst many, when it comes to the representation of gay individuals within an animated show. And that series is Netflix’s 2018 reboot of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power follows the story of Adora, a young girl who is able to turn into the legendary hero, She-Ra. The story follows her many adventures, alongside her friends, Glimmer and Bow, in the insidious fight against the Horde, led by Hordak, a man who wished to control Adora and her friends’ planet for himself. The series goes through this rebellion, while focusing on the two protagonists that ultimately shape the story and ending of this show. These two characters, being Adora and Catra – Adora’s childhood best friend – now turned into her rival for most of the series. It’s important to emphasize how this show not only includes representation from all points of view, as it features LGBTQ+ people, people of colour, etc, but it is also important to underline how the story is physically shaped around the dynamic between Adora and Catra who, as confirmed by the creator, Noelle Stevenson, are both lesbians. While this may seem like something minor to some, it is remarkable for a series to feature two gay protagonists who, as main characters, are also the catalysts of the show, shaping the story around not only their dynamic, but also their sexualities. This is something that has never been seen on a mainstream platform like Netflix, or within the world of animation itself.

In a way, it is nearly groundbreaking to see two lesbian characters being protagonists of their own animated show, bringing into perspective the way that this kind of representation can be deeply impacting for people across all ages, who may have gotten the chance to watch this show. Whether they’re children, young adults, or even older audiences that did not have the chance to watch something like this as a child, this show delves into topics that can be explored for people of all ages. Seeing a gay couple shaping the progress of a story was something that, personally, felt so unreal that it nearly brought me to tears. Not only are the protagonists and many, if not all, characters in this show members of the LGBTQ+ community, but their stories and portrayals are also done in a way that stays true to whoever is a member to this same community. In a sense, it feels real. It’s not for a comedic purpose, or used as the end of a joke, otherwise, it’s something that grows and shapes them into the characters that they become by the end of the series. Stevenson even commented on this, saying that “the characters all began with a deep personal flaw, and the process of making the show was kind of giving them the room to process those flaws. But we wanted it to feel organic. We wanted the characters to feel like real people that we knew.” To see these characters develop over the course of a whole series, truly felt magical in a way, as if, for once, the spotlight’s been brought on to these LGBT characters that can shape the outcome of the final story. And, to avoid spoilers, I will limit myself in saying that the story was carried out beautifully, making the watch really worthwhile.

Alas, while it is emotional to see these kinds of stories pop up in our everyday media, it is also important to underline how it is still difficult for this type of representation to make it on to the big screen. As stated by Stevenson in an interview with the Rolling Stone, it was quite a challenge for them to get this story done the way they wanted it to be done. “I really wanted it to be so central to the plot that if at any point they were like, ‘Oh, we changed our minds, we want to take it out again,’ they wouldn’t be able to, because it would be so baked in […] The temperature is not always right, and depending on what’s happening in the world, not everyone wants to be the studio that sticks their neck out and makes a statement like this. You will get a flat ‘no’ sometimes. But if you bide your time, or you come at it from another angle, that can change. You just have to keep pushing.”

You have to keep pushing.

She-Ra and The Princesses of Power has pushed boundaries that no other series has ever done before. Not only did it work on plenty of LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, making them feel real and substantial, but it also featured two lesbian protagonists, centering the story around their dynamic and romance, while ultimately leaving us with an ending and a reputation that will be narrated for the years to come. And while the industry still has a long way to go in terms of representing minorities within its media, it truly feels rewarding to see something of this nature on our very own tv screens.

By Francesca Adamo

The Crow’s Nest is a Greenwich Students’ Union Student Media channel. The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect those of GSU, its trustees, employees, officers or the University of Greenwich.

True Crime During Lockdown

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My very first memory from the beginning of the pandemic is walking along the seafront in Brighton while bingeing a true crime podcast for the first time before going to three different stores to see if they had pasta and rice that I could bring back to my flatmates in London. As my cabin fever grew over the months that followed, so did my true crime fascination. According to data from an article in the Daily Beast, it isn’t just me. True crime podcasts, shows, and TV channels have soared in popularity since March 2020. When so many of us are miserable, why would we turn to something even darker than what is going on around us?

One Greenwich student, Melissa, was surprised when she found herself sucked into true crime podcasts and documentaries this year. “It’s a (sick) way to forget about the things that i have to go through and also I think people have a fascination with evil and people being evil,” she said, noting that she especially enjoyed the storytelling aspect of it. The explosion of true crime content and its popularity wasn’t just limited to her. Anyone with an internet presence heard about Tiger King in March, even if they didn’t watch it, and similar (if, perhaps, darker) series like Don’t F*** With Cats and The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel also became some of the most streamed Netflix shows. In a bizarre turn of events, we have turned to even darker realities as a form of escapism during the pandemic. Even pre-COVID, many people, particularly women, found true crime content to be a form of escape. Some experts say that the ability to enjoy frightening and exciting content at a distance draws in many who might be afraid of something similar happening in their own life. Now, while we’re stuck inside, we may not be afraid of going on a date with a serial killer, we find the same form of escapism in being able to hear the story and say “things might be awful now, but at least that isn’t me.”

In terms of podcasts, Like many, Melissa cites the podcast Serial as one that drew her into the genre. In some ways, the weekly installments (now bingeable on any podcast streaming service) was reminiscent of 19th century serial publications by authors such as Dickens and it drew the same kind of engrossed audience, becoming the most downloaded podcast ever. Six of the top ten podcasts in the US are crime-related and they make up a significant portion of the top 100 in the UK as well. Some podcasts, like Serial, give us the same sense of satisfaction that we got as children being read a story. Others, like the popular podcast My Favorite Murder, have chatty hosts that add in a social element in times when socialising is nearly impossible. We can either be reassured by the loose ends of an intense case being tied up or given a puzzle to work out when it’s a case that remains unsolved. They can even be soothing—as morbid as it is, I’ve fallen asleep to stories of murderers more than once, even though any horror movie has forced me to sleep with the light on for months. 

If this third lockdown is getting you down or you’re just looking for something new to binge on your study breaks, have a look at some of the most popular true crime content because, like Melissa, you might be surprised by how riveting it is. Other favourites like Serial include Hunting Ghislaine, about Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, Dirty John, and Undisclosed, which picks up where Serial left off. If you’re looking for more witty and and morbid banter, podcasts like Redhanded and Morbid handle cases with aplomb while being both thoughtful and lighthearted. 

By Madeleine Richardson Graham

The Crow’s Nest is a Greenwich Students’ Union Student Media channel. The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect those of GSU, its trustees, employees, officers or the University of Greenwich.

4 Books You Need To Read In Lockdown

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In the midst of quarantine and yet another national lockdown, people have found different ways to entertain themselves and make the most of the involuntary surplus of time on our hands. While it’s easy to lose yourself in that new Netflix show or broadening your horizons in the culinary world, I have personally found myself returning to my former love of reading. Below I have compiled a shortlist of some of the most enjoyable titles that have kept me going this past year, either allowing me to get lost in a different world or reflecting and coming to terms with what is happening in this bizarre time. 

The books I am about to mention are not what you would refer to as “new releases” , however, I wholeheartedly believe that they are worth giving a read, no matter your age or usual preferences. I invite you to take this list into consideration or to simply judge my choices, it’s up to you!

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Some of you may already be recognising the title of this book thanks to the recent 6 part Amazon Prime mini-series of the same name released in 2019. While the television adaptation is one of the best that I’ve ever watched with an incredibly faithful and imaginative re-telling of this story, I am here to discuss the book. Written by two English authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, the story entails the collaborative effort between a devil and an angel to stop the ineffable apocalypse set in motion by their respective sides. Is it obvious yet why I chose this particular book? Good Omens is a brilliantly written comedy that makes the prospect of the apocalypse feel just a little too believable. The eccentric characters are written perfectly in which the demon has an ethical conscience and the angel constantly tries to trick his way out of every inconvenience. Add to that some sly doses of social commentary disguised as the four horsemen of the apocalypse and you get a fully immersive experience of how the end of the world would go down in our modern times. Besides, living through the pandemic has in numerous times felt like the beginning of the apocalypse, hasn’t it?

1984 (1949) by George Orwell

It would have been impossible for me to write this list without including an entry by my favourite author of all time. George Orwell is responsible for the school reading list favourite Animal Farm which many may be familiar with as making an appearance in their English GCSE papers. While Animal Farm is my personal favourite, this year I finally decided to read his second-most acclaimed work, 1984. The story takes place in 1984 as imagined by the author who wrote it 35 years prior to the date. In this instance, 1984 is a dystopian future where the omniscient Big Brother controls the lives of each citizen through large screens and obedient followers. While it is a larger and more political debate as to the extent of how accurately Orwell depicts the future in which we are all currently living in, I simply want to outline the scope of the entertainment that I received when reading this book. Orwell maintains his key trademark of being able to write about any topic and making you feel as if you are listening to a friend recount the events of his day. The book fails to come across as dated or irrelevant despite being the oldest entry on this list and never makes its reader feel uneducated or confused. Whether you choose to analyse the political commentary that plagued Orwell at the time that the book was written or simply want to enjoy a clever and thought-provoking sci-fi novel, this is the book for you! I could spend countless hours defending my opinions of this author but I will spare you my rambling and leave you with this: if your views on Orwell stem from the nightmares of over-analysing each word during your English lessons in secondary school, I urge you to give this book a chance on your own terms. I promise, it will be worth your while.

The Bunker Diary (2013) by Kevin Brooks

Another addition to the list by one of my favourite authors to date, The Bunker Diary is one that may feel counter-intuitive when reading during quarantine. Written from the perspective of a teenager that has been captured by a mysterious man, the book details his struggle with being locked up in an underground bunker. As new people join him, each sharing his disastrous fate, the book takes us on a journey in figuring out where they are, what they are there for and who put them there. Reading this book takes you inside the psyche of the prisoners, explicitly depicting their mental state and the claustrophobia that haunt them with each day that they spend in captivity. This is a relatively heavy topic that was not easy to read in a time in which many already feel the effects of prolonged isolation and it is the only entry on this list that I would only recommend if you feel that you are up for it. Nevertheless, the book is written beautifully, truly immersing you and making you feel like one of the characters with the mystery constantly building and new questions arising with each page, ultimately ending in a shocking yet satisfying ending. If this sounds a little too intense, I would heavily recommend Kevin Brook’s other works which may not hit quite as close to home as The Bunker Diary. Read with caution but I invite you for the ride.

Modern Architecture: A Critical History (1980) by Kenneth Frampton

Okay, I know this is weird but hear me out. This is a book that I genuinely read from cover to cover during this period and while it is a good book, it is not this exact book that I am promoting or recommending. As is often the truth, we are much less likely to do something when we have previously been told to do it by someone else. In this instance, I believe that this often applies to reading material set by University courses to help you to become more familiar with what you are studying or to develop a larger interest in said topic. My advice is, use this time to pick up a book that you would have otherwise shoved to the side or labeled as uninteresting. What is stopping you now? By all means continue to entertain yourself with new hobbies and take breaks from work, but why not take some time to brush up on some additional information so that you can dazzle your tutors with your newfound knowledge in the field that you are studying. I promise, it won’t hurt.

I hope that these titles peaked your interest or at least given you an inspiration for what you can do with your time now that we are still stuck inside. I invite you to not only read these particular entries but also to check out some of the other work by the authors mentioned.

By Bogna Bućko

The Crow’s Nest is a Greenwich Students’ Union Student Media channel. The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect those of GSU, its trustees, employees, officers or the University of Greenwich.

The Killers Review: Imploding The Mirage (The Silver Lining of 2020)

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Rather than writing about something terrible that happened this year (the list is too long), I have decided to offer a break with a review of one of the positive aspects of this year. 2020 graced us with the sixth studio album by the Las Vegas band The Killers, and I’m here to review it!

You may be aware of The Killers thanks to their breakout single Mr Brightside. The track has become the staple of every British party and has appeared on the UK Top Charts every single year since its 2004 release. After the immense success of their debut single, the band continued to release popular hits such as the catchy Somebody Told Me or the confusing Human with the infamous lyric “Are we human or are we dancer?” Today I will be presenting my opinions on the newest addition to the selection, released on the 21st of August, titled Imploding The Mirage.

Our first look at the newest album was Caution, released on the 12th of March. While I still find it hard to believe that such an uplifting and beautiful song came out during what for many was such a depressing and uncertain time as the world entered a lock-down, I know that it happened for a reason. The slow and almost eerie beginning as frontman Brandon Flowers’ voice echoes in the distance is quickly interrupted by the quick and up-beat rhythm of what feels like an 80s classic. In fact, the entire song has such a timeless feel that many would struggle to pinpoint the year that it was written, much less connect it with being the product of the 2020s. The powerful chorus automatically gives you the feeling of strength and inspires you to “throw caution” and break out from the confinement of everyday life. While I do agree that the lyrics may come across as almost ironic (how are we supposed to break free during a pandemic?), in my eyes, this only highlights the fact that change will come. I instantly knew that the song has the potential to be added to The Killers’ hall of fame as the overall sound is reminiscent of the band’s previous discography while still being able to stand on its own two feet and prove that The Killers are improving with each release. Though it is not the first song on the album, it promises an epic collection of songs to follow and leaves you hungry for more as the new era of The Killers begins to blossom in front of our eyes. After having treated this song as the go-to summer tune, I can confidently say that this is by far my favourite feature of the entire album and has even found its way into my top ranking of The Killers songs in general. 

Another radio classic that in turn opens the album is My Own Souls Warning. All about following your heart and reaching the finish line no matter what, fits in perfectly with the preaching of Caution and once more provides a catchy and uplifting melody that sets the tone of the album and welcomes you in without startling you with the bold new sounds. 

The two songs that follow are Blowback and Dying Breed which further work to cement our high expectations for the album as both tracks are able to tackle heavy subjects with an air of positivity and hope. Blowback serves as a song of empowerment by using phrases such as “It’s just a matter of time, she fights back” and Dying Breed becomes another one of my personal favourites with the words serving as a clear love letter to Flowers’ wife. The song effortlessly encapsulates an intimate promise while still proving to be a song that makes it easy to belt out the lyrics.

For the first time in The Killers history, Brandon Flowers is joined by an outside talent to provide the vocals in two songs: Lighting Fields (featuring K.D. Lang) and My God (featuring Weyes Blood). While at first, I was skeptical of this venture and unaware of either of the singers, after hearing both songs for the first time all of my worries vanished. The pairing of Flowers’ voice with the two artists immediately felt natural, making me wonder why this sort of crossover was never done before in their studio albums. On one hand, Lighting Fields is a soft ballad that warms your heart but once the record ends you are often left forgetting about it due to the other giants that simply prove more memorable. On the other hand, My God is in my eyes one of the strongest songs on this album. The heavy Biblical imagery that has almost become expected of the group is at the forefront but never in your face. The title refers to the feeling of relief once “the weight has been lifted”, offering the listener comfort and peace. In an album that leans heavily into empowerment and anticipation of a better future, this song perfectly balances these statements and doesn’t let the listener get carried away with needing to achieve everything at once. It slows the pace lyrically while still providing a heavy beat that matches and maintains the momentum set out from the beginning.

One of the songs that I was not won over by immediately was Fire In Bone. Wanting this review to be as honest as possible, I have to admit that upon hearing this song, I was quite confident that the song was one of the worst that The Killers have offered in the 15 years since their first record. Fire In Bone came across as uninteresting and completely disconnected from their usual style which forced me to skip it on numerous occasions. What do I think of this song now? I like it. Okay, that was not what I expected to say after my first experience with it but I stand by this statement. My change of opinion occurred when I finally decided to commit to it from beginning to end, finally finding that it is not as much of an outcast as I previously believed. The funky and irregular beat proves reminiscent of the overall tone of the band’s third studio album Day & Age, feeling most compatible with tracks such as Joy Ride and A Crippling Blow. While I still feel that the song does not fit in with the rest of the album quite as harmoniously as its companions, the simple and repetitive lyrics burrow their way into your soul compelling you to shout out “Here I am” just as passionately as you have during the songs that came before it. Trust me, this one grows on you.

Some other notable tracks on this record that I have no doubt will continue to reign supreme and firmly hold their own among the previous releases are Running Towards A Place and When The Dreams Run Dry. Both songs are over four minutes of pure bliss and prove their worth as powerful ballads. The first reaffirms the message of achieving dreams but not doing so alone while the second may be considered taking a more pessimistic stance when addressing a similar theme. The cynical line marking the beginning of the second verse “We’re all gonna die!” is simply Flowers’ way of letting us not get too carried away with false hope. Message wise, the song once more serves as a breather between the heavy inspirational imagery of its album siblings and reminds us that there is no rush in achieving our targets. While dreams are important to have and accomplish, we will all get there “running at our own pace” so there is no need to push ourselves unnecessarily. 

The final and title song of the album is in my opinion the definition of ending on a high. While the overall album leans into the themes of maturity, bravery and perseverance, the title track takes all of these motifs and gives them a fun and quirky spin synonymous with a “last hurrah”. Whilst for some the song could be bordering on cheesy and considered an anomaly among the rest of the pieces that come before it, I would have to disagree. For me, the song drips with joy and every time I hear it I can imagine the smiles of the members as they indulge in a little bit of cheeky fun to commemorate the journey that the entire album has taken us on. The almost operatic tone that Flowers adds each time at the end of the chorus by elongating the word “mirage” practically transports me straight into a Disney movie as the prince proclaims his love to his princess. Yes, the song does stand out quite visibly when compared to the rest of the discography, but is that necessarily a bad thing? The Killers have proven their versatility and originality in many instances beforehand and Imploding The Mirage is simply another gem to add to our precious collection.

Overall, as a fan of The Killers, I am extremely happy with their latest release. The album delivers phenomenally with instant classics and the band’s signature heartfelt lyrics. It is impossible to lose focus of any word and by the end, you are left feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day. Has this album pushed its way into my top spot? Unfortunately not, however, I still consider this to be a worthy component to the band’s portfolio and one of the best releases that this year has offered which I would encourage everyone to experience for themselves. 

By Bogna Bućko

The Crow’s Nest is a Greenwich Students’ Union Student Media channel. The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect those of GSU, its trustees, employees, officers or the University of Greenwich.