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 Wallace Wylie

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

The worst thing about end of year polls is that they all come out in early December, which is hilarious because that means nobody got to talk about one of the best albums of the year. The Beyoncé album, called Beyoncé, was released with no fanfare, no reviews, and no warning. It then became one […]

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Ghost In Every Town – The Haunting Of Elliott Smith

Ghost In Every Town – The Haunting Of Elliott Smith

Smith’s songs were populated by back alley losers, moving in a moonlit world of cashed checks, track marks, and bad luck.

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Realpop – An Introduction

Realpop – An Introduction

Once the corporate reality of Realpop is internalised, then any criticism of pop which includes a critique of the corporate nature of pop music can be dismissed as an asinine act of naivety and obviousness.

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Jeff Pollack | An Open Letter To Music Fans

Jeff Pollack | An Open Letter To Music Fans

Critics have been falling over themselves to praise their special brand of retro R&B mixed with retro MOR and it will surely only be a matter of time before teenagers find out about them too.

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The Quality of Music and The Conformity of Youth | Dwindling Album Sales Explained

The Quality of Music and The Conformity of Youth | Dwindling Album Sales Explained

The real problem that the industry is dealing with these days is the lack of cultural importance given to popular music and the fact that popular music no longer has the same unifying power as it used to.

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Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Columbia)

Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Columbia)

There are no simple truths here. There is just a millionaire recording artist with time on his hands, recording songs that he enjoys singing.

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‘Blurred Lines’ and the Banality of Male Sexuality

‘Blurred Lines’ and the Banality of Male Sexuality

Part of the problem with ‘Blurred Lines’ is that it unquestioningly accepts its own worldview. It doesn’t think it’s controversial.

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RIP Ray Manzarek (1939-2013)

RIP Ray Manzarek (1939-2013)

Some bands from my youth have fallen by the wayside, but not The Doors. I always return to them and each return pays back my youthful devotion. RIP Ray Manzarek.

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Kula Shaker – K (Sony)

Kula Shaker – K (Sony)

The London dreamers have borrowed their favourite parts from music’s past to create a headrush of love and mysticism

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A review of ‘Muchacho’ by Phosphorescent based only on the front cover

Is it irresponsible to write an album review without having heard a single note from said album? Maybe. It would probably depend on the album.

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