Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

Now, we’ve certainly seen our fair share of artists choosing Malls as a location for their music videos, especially in the 80’s and 90’s where Mall culture was at its zenith, but we have never seen an artist write a song or make a music video specifically for the opening of his or her very own...

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I’m sure you, like me, have a soundtrack to your life - a series of songs which mark particularly memorable times throughout your existence, good or bad. Being a nostalgic beast, I can not only mark my life so far with a series of songs which mean a great deal to me, I can also mark specific songs...

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Portrait photography has always been a thing, but something weird happened in the eighties; the whole industry exploded as eager families and wannabe fashionistas headed to their local Mall to have their portraits taken. Such studios quickly became an important part of Mall culture. While the fad ab...

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Of all of the Mall-based music videos we have covered on Mallrate, this one has to be the most evocative and compelling - the one we wish was a film, because there are so many questions left unanswered by the end of its three minute run-time. The video has only two colours, red and blue, and yet t...

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It is sometimes hard to emerge from the shadow of a hugely successful sibling, particularly if you both choose the same profession in which to tussle. However, when you hear Solange Knowles speak and see how she carries herself, it is clear that she is perfectly content just doing her own thing - it...

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In the world of music, it is so rare that someone gets a second bite of the apple once they have had great success with another band; and if you consider that Dave Grohl was already once part of one of the greatest rock bands to come out of the last 40 years, it is an even more spectacular feat.

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Now, I’m going to be honest here - you are probably not 100% sure about who Noah Cyrus is, but that surname would sound awfully familiar. Well, Noah Cyrus is indeed the younger sister of the notoriously under-clothed singer Miley Cyrus; and for those of another generation, she is the daughter of M...

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Glee was a television series which came out in 2009. It was all about a group of kids who join their school’s glee club - very much like a choir but with acting and dancing involved. Glee clubs were originally an English invention from way back in the 18th Century, consisting purely of male member...

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Let’s face it, if you see your dream girl at the Mall (or just the first person who gives you an awkward smile because you’re staring like a lunatic, but which you interpret as a declaration of her undying love for you) and then spend the rest of the day hunting her down like some kind of gazell...

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If you saw Aston Merrygold in his latest music video, for the song ‘get stupid’, you would be forgiven for thinking you were looking at Bruno Mars. You would also be forgiven for, upon hearing the song, thinking you were listening to Bruno Mars. This song unashamedly tried to cash in on the upto...

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