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Lee Adcock

 Lee Adcock

Backwards Is A Forwards – Lee’s 2015 in Albums

Backwards Is A Forwards – Lee’s 2015 in Albums

Above: ABRA, Atlanta’s self-claimed “darkwave duchess”. Picture courtesy of FACT Mag. I can measure a year’s worth by the number of diaries I’ve filled. The number of times I’ve felt my head expand, or met new people, or brushed the cusp of a new horizon…all these urges to write, to organize thoughts and record the […]

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Lee’s Obligatory Best-Of-2015-So-Far List

Lee’s Obligatory Best-Of-2015-So-Far List

Yeah, I’d say 2015 has been a good year so far – learned how to code, pissed off a bunch of vapers on Twitter, landed a staff position on Drowned in Sound, helped produce another magazine, and bonded with friends a whole bunch. I get in a funk from time to time – a long […]

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Father John Misty – “I Love You, Honeybear”: A Line-By-Line Analysis

Father John Misty – “I Love You, Honeybear”: A Line-By-Line Analysis

Morning, everyone. So last week, we touched on poetry in songwriting. Well, before we dive into that discussion, I thought we’d have a little fun and analyze a modern example. How many of you have heard I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty? You guys are giggling – I assume you guys talked about […]

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The Definitive Best Albums and Songs of 2014, Because Lee Adcock Said So

The Definitive Best Albums and Songs of 2014, Because Lee Adcock Said So

We know – you’ve been watching the best-of lists crop up on your social media feeds with fists firmly clenched, teeth gnashing, curses rolling off your tongue. “Confound these posers!” you might cry. “Where’s Collapse Board?” Well, here we are, and here I am. (I suspect that Everett didn’t ask me for any pop songs, […]

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The Challenge #1 – Gretchen Lyme

The Challenge #1 – Gretchen Lyme

(By the by. If you haven’t guessed by now, I am a self-styled sidekick. The Tails to yr Sonic. The Watson to yr Holmes. The Bullwinkle to yr Rocky. You get the idea.) So I was sitting with Mike again, behind the counter at Wuxtry, when the other bloke working puts on this shouty ramshackle […]

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Frequency of the Truewave! – A Mixtape from Street Eaters

Frequency of the Truewave! – A Mixtape from Street Eaters

Photo by Ryan Richardson. The girls-in-rock thing is still an issue. Don’t forget that. Sean Adams at Drowned in Sound reminded everyone a few weeks back that rock festivals across the UK still book mostly dudes. (And I can’t find the article for the life of me. There goes my illuminating example.) Over here, musicians […]

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Throwing Muses – Purgatory / Paradise: Thoughts.

Throwing Muses – Purgatory / Paradise: Thoughts.

I listened to nothing but the new Throwing Muses LP for one week in my car. Maybe you’ve heard it already – but even if you have, I’ve no doubt that you’re clamoring for my thoughts on it. Hold up a minute. A crucial point first. We load our senses with memories. One smell or […]

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Cassette of the Week #7 – Paro

Cassette of the Week #7 – Paro

This rhythm. You’ve got to hear this rhythm. Michael Gira can go mewl somewhere else. We here at Collapse Board (read: me) refuse to acknowledge Swans’ To Be Kind as 2014’s hands-down masterpiece. We prefer more blood in the veins of our music, we do. Things that spring with life, and speak of life. To […]

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So. That NME List. Let’s Talk.

So. That NME List. Let’s Talk.

As we all know, I’m just a hack when it comes to music criticism. Not one of those professional, illustrious NME editors at all. However, I can say that I know a thing or two more about sample selection and “science” than the self-righteous blokes ($10 wager that they’re ALL blokes) who compiled this so-called […]

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Song of the Day #693 – Slum of Legs

Song of the Day #693 – Slum of Legs

Can you hear me? Are you with us? Are you an angel? I’m not an angel; I’m concrete. Adjust the signal. Turn the dial. FOCUS. Not every room in the Velvet Underground has been reclaimed, renovated, and rented out to unfeeling young men. Not every psychedelic vision has been reduced to cartoony sketches. Fiddles can […]