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  • 1. ANALYSINGTHEMETA-LANGUAGEOFMUSIC MAGAZINEJOURNALISM
  • 2. NME REVIEW - 2ND ARTICLE : MOON DUO “CIRCLES”
  • 3. ANALYSING THE REVIEW - MOON DUO “CIRCLES”The review uses The reviews makes references to the albumwords that relate to like “ crowded constellation” this allows thethe genre, in this case reader to enjoy and understand the article asthe genre is space the writer assumes that the reader willrock, a genre that is understand the references withoutvery unheard of. explanation. The review doesn’t forget to mention the quality of music either “guitar drones and synth spirals”The review also makesreferences to other “space In review of a song references such asrock” bands however states colliding are used so that the genre ofthat “racket makers” the album isnt forgotten. Also inreferring to the amount of reference to the song it refers to thenoise made in “space duos” piece as stone aged type garage riffssongs “shines brighter” again with airy vocals, this instantly createsanother space reference. an image in the readers head of the band .At the end the review almost makes a slight joke “circles” is out of thisworld, again referencing the genre of the music, sometimes making it abit cheesy.
  • 4. DJ Mag – Flash Of Light”
  • 5. Analysing the review - Flash Of light This review is based on a “as if I were listening to a sound of single which was released party at the end of the world” gives called “flash of light”. The the reader an insight of what the writer constantly uses music genre is, i.e. they begin to words in relation to the imagine and recreate the image of the apocalypse and the idea of dance floor and music in their mind. the end of the world.“sodden with melancholy” “as it crushes every Again references todance floor in its way” means soaked in a the “apocalypse” aregloomy state of mind, especially when habitual used i.e.. “thunderousor prolonged; depression. The writer gives the breakdown. Theimpression of a sad yet heavy based track that reader then gets theeveryone wants to hear idea of what the sound of the track is like and becomes enticed to listen to it.

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