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Three million twats can be wrong | Lily Allen’s ‘Air Balloon’

Three million twats can be wrong | Lily Allen’s ‘Air Balloon’

Listening to ‘Air Balloon’ sans distractions, as pure music, as pure human transmission, as I have been for an hour now, it seems to summate everything that’s broken with my relationship to British pop music.

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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.

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Conan Neutron’s best of 2013 | Hey, look: I like the rock music!

Conan Neutron’s best of 2013 | Hey, look: I like the rock music!

It’s just damn good rock’n'roll. Is that the kind of thing you are into? Well, are you?

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Highlights of 2013 (from a rookie music critic)

Highlights of 2013 (from a rookie music critic)

Ohhh, Charlotte. How I adore thee. I hear this and I want to be up on deck with you, scouring the seven seas with your bad pirate self.

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Cassette of the week | Hangin Freud – Sunken (Daddy Tank)

Cassette of the week | Hangin Freud – Sunken (Daddy Tank)

Girls don’t need to be giddy and blatantly physical to subvert the male cock-rock structure, y’know. Sometimes, you need to play the victim.

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LOOKING FOR A CERTAIN RATIO: The Last UK Holiday Camp All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival

LOOKING FOR A CERTAIN RATIO: The Last UK Holiday Camp All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival

Shellac know they are performing at a kids’ party and are always ready with the jokes, the hats, the pantomime routines. We in turn are always prepared to be delighted.

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Singles reviews | Arcade Fire, Haim, Paramore, Primal Scream

Singles reviews | Arcade Fire, Haim, Paramore, Primal Scream

I totally blame Dave Grohl for this bullshit.

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Melvins + Helmet + Six Ft Hick @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, 08.12.13

Melvins + Helmet + Six Ft Hick @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, 08.12.13

All in all, cool show. What is all worth it? Sure, ’cause I got in for free.

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Cassette of the week | Sealings

Cassette of the week | Sealings

You know what I like? Noise. Slabs of noise. Noise that can smother your brain, melt your ears, and inject pure pleasure straight to your head. Or genitalia. Or BOTH.

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Go Genre Everything + Scrabbled + Gravel Samwidge + The Legend! + Nana Vigilante + Bent @ Chardons Corner Hotel, Brisbane, 30.11.13

Go Genre Everything + Scrabbled + Gravel Samwidge + The Legend! + Nana Vigilante + Bent @ Chardons Corner Hotel, Brisbane, 30.11.13

Being different isn’t always glamorous and is rarely rewarded with dollars.

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