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MY POMPOMS ARE TOO DROOPY: some thoughts on Alex Turner, the music press, and moving on.

MY POMPOMS ARE TOO DROOPY: some thoughts on Alex Turner, the music press, and moving on.

Alex Turner's Brits acceptance speech was everything that rock'n'roll is meant to be: unpredictable, dumb, funny, exciting and attention-grabbing. But it was so much more than that. It was a call to arms.…

The Collapse Board Interview | Wire

Since first forming in 1976, and over the course of 13 studio albums, Wire have remained perennial outsiders.  While their first three albums – Pink…

The Collapse Board Interview | Adalita

I was reading your Wikipedia page and it mentioned mythology and in particular Joseph Campbell as key influences in your songwriting.  In what ways did…

The FULL story of the 10 records David Nichols took round to The Legend!’s house in mid-1986

The FULL story of the 10 records David Nichols took round to The Legend!’s house in mid-1986

By David Nichols The full story needs a caveat. Over the last ten years I…

The 20 Most Read Articles on Collapse Board of 2013

The 20 Most Read Articles on Collapse Board of 2013

Time for one final list from 2013 (barring any straggling best-of lists), the all-important most…

Madness from the year AD 2013: Darragh Murray’s Songs Of The Year

Madness from the year AD 2013: Darragh Murray’s Songs Of The Year

Who can accurately list all their favourite songs of one calendar year? I struggle, mostly…

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Album Reviews: Future Islands – Singles (4AD) and Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom (Bella Union)

Album Reviews: Future Islands – Singles (4AD) and Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom (Bella Union)

So. By now you’ve probably seen the one TV performance that us muso-types can’t stop buzzing about. But, in case you’ve tuned out yr social networks lately (we are smack…

Beck – Morning Phase (Fonograf/Capitol)

Beck – Morning Phase (Fonograf/Capitol)

Damn it, Beck. It’s not that I – or anyone else at Collapse Board, for that matter – hate successful white guys with guitars. We’re just hard-pressed to find one…

DIY criticism vs. music | The next (10) time I listened to  ——————–

DIY criticism vs. music | The next (10) time I listened to ——————–

The next time I hear the new Tunabunny album I’m incensed, beaten down.…

DIY music v/criticism | The second (2) time I listened to the new Tunabunny album ——————–

DIY music v/criticism | The second (2) time I listened to the new Tunabunny album ——————–

By Everett True The first (1) time I listened to the new Tunabunny album ——————– it was out of a sense of obligation, not nasty, on my headphones late night at…