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 Everett True

10 Most Read Entries on Collapse Board, 19.04.11 – 27.04.11

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Readership figures down this week. Maybe it’s the long Anzac/Easter weekend in Australia that’s done it. Even Jeff Pollack’s made the list.

1. Poly Styrene R.I.P, 1957-2011
It was a given. Everyone always accepted how wonderful X-Ray Spex were, how inspirational their non-conformist singer Poly Styrene was. The way their songs so presciently captured the alienation and sterility of modern-day society. (Everett True)
2. Odd Future and sexism etc
One of the first things you’ll probably read about hip-hop collective Odd Future is that they rap about rape. We’re not just talking about the occasional rape reference to induce a sharp intake of breath; we’re talking continuous rape fantasies and graphic descriptions of sexual assault. Then there’s the homophobia. (Wallace Wylie)
3. Neil Kulkarni on Odd Future (see featured image)
They’re kids. Not Disney kids or showbiz kids or even kids with a dream. They’re kids with nightmares. They’re nightmare kids who know life’s a nightmare. And they don’t wanna wake up. They want to drag you in with them. (Neil Kulkarni)
4. the first EVER review of Jesus And Mary Chain
Will be terrible when they start to play, so catch them now. (ET)
5. the mix-tape nobody wants
This mix-tape was compiled for another website, who were going to run a feature on Collapse Board. The feature didn’t run. So here I am now, with the mix-tape nobody wants. (ET)
6. Mumrock
My heart sunk. Mumrock. What a fucking horror. I wanted to deny any allegiance to any of it. Never mind that I properly loved at least a couple of songs from each of those bands. (Lucy Cage)
7. stealing music – the conversation
I would say that more and more, audiences are done with taste-makers. Some people have lost out, other people are being heard more than they were before because of the internet/cheap digital technologies. (tout le monde)
8. quite a revealing blog entry about editorial policy at Q and NME » Q Magazine Lady Gaga
(photograph)
9. Pen Tip Rips – 2: tUnE-yArDs
There once was a time when the 4AD logo on the back meant something. (Sleevie Nicks)
9. Song of the day – 324: Eliza Doolittle
She’s like Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse rolled into one, not quite so threatening (Davy Jones to Amy’s Brian Jones). (ET)
10. A Week in the Life of Jeff Pollack, Collapse Board Superstar – week 4
Music fans have high standards for the music they like, and rightly so. Does the band have a guitarist? A singer? Someone who can write memorable and stadium-filling pop songs that contain a hook, some inventive structure and interesting lyrics? (WW + ET)

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