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20 Most Read Entries on Collapse Board | February 2013

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I don’t think anyone who’s been reading Collapse Board recently will be surprised at the top entry here – or indeed most of the Top 10. I take it as a sign that people still value dialogue.

Nice to see an actual album review at number two.

1.This blog kills fascists.
The way The Smiths once covered their sleeves in 60s references, the way Wu-Tang Clan embraced the language and iconography of Shaolin, the way Oasis loved The Beatles, that’s the relationship Iceage has with xenophobia and white supremacy — it may not be the window, but it’s damn sure the drapes. (Scott Creney)
2. My Bloody Valentine – m b v

Maybe this has only been a clearing of the throat, a shaking off of the cobwebs, a necessary step into the harsh daylight of everyday existence. Maybe there is more to come. (SC)
3. Iceage | smart and naive can be a dangerous combination too
They’re Joy Division and they’re being treated like they’re Skrewdriver. Perhaps they’ve brought it on themselves, but I think it’s a pity. (Louis Pattison)
4. Iceage | an open letter to Louis Pattison
The only thing worse than a band deliberately putting violent/racist/fascist imagery out there is a writer like myself taking exception to it. (SC)
5. the interview | Iceage want you to know that they’re not fascists
“The idea was to not to try to, you know, glorify violence or anything, we just thought it was a fun idea” (Carmen Juarez)
6. THE ALTERNATIVE REVIEW | Iceage – You’re Nothing (Matador)
The nastiness, the blackness and bleakness, is a lot of the attraction. (Everett True)
7. Secret Memo Regarding Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Reissue Leaked 
People not only like to read the same story over and over again, they demand it. Our job is to retell the story, to reinforce the legends, to emphasise the inflexibility of the narrative. (Wallace Wylie)
8. Iceage | Who makes the Nazis?
I loved going to Jesus Lizard shows as much as any other teenaged alt-punk guy in the 90s, but David Yow always had such a glorious element of beautiful fagginess to what he did. (John No)
9. Eleven records I wish I liked more
Liking most of these more wouldn’t half of made my life easier, at various stages. Would it have been too much of a compromise to make? Apparently so. (ET)
10. 12 rough jewels of integrity in a sea of overproduction and hype
“Seweeeet!!! Thought stuff like this had died and gone to the pub. A rough jewel of integrity in a sea of overproduction and hype. ‘course they’ll never ‘get’ anywhere – and therein lies their beauty. Made my day. Thanks fir that. Thanks indeed.” (ET)
11. The Greatest Album Ever Made
The greatest album ever made? Right now, I can’t think of another. (ET)
12. The Creator and the Critic
How to Distract Yourself from Making Art, or “Did You Read That Article?” (Dayna Evans)
13. 15 bands for those who are sick of serious music
Independent music is actually growing sillier, weirder, and more irreverent. (Erika Meyer)
14. 50 bands I have seen
Always worth repeating. (ET)
15. Song of the day – 556: Scrabble
“Chaos, noise, No Wave – fuck the post-prog!” (ET)
16. Can sushi be the wrong way up? 22 miniature reviews of the new My Bloody Valentine album
“The one that sounds like relentless helicopters is my favourite so far” – Lucy Cage on Facebook. (ET)
17. Veronica Falls – Waiting For Something To Happen (Slumberland/Bella Union)
Best listened to three minutes at a time. Like a bag of decades-old Smarties, an entire 36 minutes of consumption is guaranteed to sicken. (SC)
18. Song of the day – 557: Greg Boring
Greg Boring are neither Greg nor Boring. (ET)
19. Five Female-Fronted Rock Bands To Watch in 2013
I don’t seek the heaviest rockers or the baddest shredders. To me, that’s not what is rock’n’roll is about. Rock’n’roll is about laying it on the line. (EM)
20. The Continuing Sad, Sorry State of Australia Street Press
If Street Press Australia is still inviting discussion about sexism in its papers, I would like to let them know that I think Fred Negro’s Strip included in Time Off edition 1611 is sexist. (Justin Edwards)

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