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Do not mess with the critic, deutschbags. The critic is always right

Do not mess with the critic, deutschbags. The critic is always right

Here is the opening paragraph of what I wrote on Collapse Board,…

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…

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

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,…

The last baby boom rocker | Your thoughts on Tom Petty

The last baby boom rocker | Your thoughts on Tom Petty

Top 5. Shut up if you’re gonna start a diss thread here.…

When nice people make horrible music | the collected Facebook Foo Fighters vitriol

When nice people make horrible music | the collected Facebook Foo Fighters vitriol

This band certainly attracts a lot of opinions. I asked the question Why…

The people have spoken | The greatest band of the grunge era

The people have spoken | The greatest band of the grunge era

Grunge began in 1990 when my previous girlfriend broke my heart by…

Conversations about music criticism | Does Collapse Board help propagate stereotypes of women in music?

Conversations about music criticism | Does Collapse Board help propagate stereotypes of women in music?

Earlier today, Lee posted an interesting review of the Klara Lewis EP…

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…

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…

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…

The people have spoken | 10 great songs from 2014-5

The people have spoken | 10 great songs from 2014-5

When I say “people”, I mean Collapse Board readers. But that’s OK,…

Why do you like Sleater-Kinney?

Why do you like Sleater-Kinney?

Methinks thou dost project too much. Because Janet Weiss is their drummer.…

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