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In Search of Nirvana: Why Nirvana: The True Story Could Never Be ‘True’

In Search of Nirvana: Why Nirvana: The True Story Could Never Be ‘True’

In my book Nirvana: The True Story (2006), I undertake an autoethnographical approach to biography, attempting to impart an understanding of my chosen subject—the rock…

So boring I forgot what I was going to type | the collected Facebook War On Drugs vitriol

This one started quite innocuously. A simple and well-liked comment on Facebook, Fuck man. Has anyone actually listened to The War On Drugs? Christ, they’re…

The last baby boom rocker | Your thoughts on Tom Petty

Top 5. Shut up if you’re gonna start a diss thread here. I don’t think there’s any point arguing with —- on this. It sounds…

The original transcript of The Guardian Robert Forster interview

The original transcript of The Guardian Robert Forster interview

It was a privilege to interview Robert. He’s a real gent. I’ve included a handful…

The people have spoken | 10 great discoveries from Collapse Board

The people have spoken | 10 great discoveries from Collapse Board

I ain’t sayin’ we’re always first. In fact, I know damn well that quite often…

Conversations about music criticism | Does writing ‘Bedroom Suck sucks’ suck?

Conversations about music criticism | Does writing ‘Bedroom Suck sucks’ suck?

We had a bit of a set-to the other night on the Collapse Board Faceboook…

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Evans The Death – Expect Delays (Fortuna POP!)

Evans The Death – Expect Delays (Fortuna POP!)

By Trev Odd Box Evans The Death return with their second LP ‘Expect Delays’. The record constantly shifts focus from sprightly jangle pop to something much darker – often jumping…

Charli XCX – Sucker (Atlantic)

Charli XCX – Sucker (Atlantic)

I’ll admit right here that I’m not the most qualified person to write this review. But then, you don’t read Collapse Board for qualified persons anyway, do you? I’ll also…

Le Thug – Place Is EP (Song, By Toad)

Le Thug – Place Is EP (Song, By Toad)

Quick. Hold me tight. The artificial fog drifts closer. Now here’s a little-known tangent about me – before I succumbed to the drain-drip bloodbath underworld of what the rest of…

Animal Daydream – Easy Pleasures EP (Jigsaw)

Animal Daydream – Easy Pleasures EP (Jigsaw)

You realize what a lucky bastard you are, don’t you? Well, you should. Exclusive EP streams normally aren’t our bag. I had a nice intro written here. Something about the…