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20 Most Read Entries on Collapse Board | March 2013

20 Most Read Entries on Collapse Board | March 2013
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Must have been a slow month. An entry written by myself in the top slot – and most of the other top 10 taken by old entries. Nice to see Screaming Match up there with them.

1. A review of ‘Comedown Machine’ by The Strokes based only on the front cover
Their music is supermarket fodder, created with precisely the same love and attention to detail as a pack of frozen peas. (Everett True)
2.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)
3. 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)
4. 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. (Erika Meyer)
5. Song of the day – 562: Nicki Minaj
More hardcore than Throbbing Gristle, more extreme than most ‘extreme’ punk hardcore and metal hardcore I’ve heard. (ET)
6. AKB48 | The opposite of girl power
Minegishi’s apology came hours after a tabloid newspaper published photographs of her leaving the apartment of her boyfriend, Alan Shirahama, a dancer in a boy band… (EM)
7. The Collapse Board Interview | Screaming Match (see featured image)
“Basically, Sarah’s dick has a lot of room for sucking.” (Carmen Juarez)
8. The Question of Authenticity and Lana Del Rey
Questions about authenticity appear whenever she is mentioned. Questions like, “Is she really an independent artist?” “Can she really sing?” “Does she really write her own songs?” “Does she really edit her own videos?” “Is she a fabrication of Interscope Records?” Even, “Are her lips real?” ARE HER LIPS REAL? (Brigette Adair Herron)
9. 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. (Wallace Wylie)
10. You can’t judge a book by its cover. Or an album. Or can you?
girl punk; electronic; 60s girl group; teenage schoolgirls; something to do with the beach; grunge; surf pop; surfer punk; late 70s/early 80s DIY post-punk (ET)
11. Jason Molina R.I.P.
This is the cold moonlight, the guitar picking out gentle beauty amid the red sky’s forked lightning. (ET)
12. Why would anyone want to hate the best rock band to come out of Australia in decades?
Why do music fans have to be so reductionist. Does everyone HAVE to think the same way? (ET)
13. Song of the day – 560: Screaming Match (see featured image)
There’s a whole hidden musical village here that you know nothing about. (ET)
14. Kimbra – Vows (Warner Brothers)
It’s like Kate Bush if she knew how to write a good song. It’s like Cat Power if she had someone who loved her. It’s like Adele if she knew how to dance. It’s like the Rolling Stones if they were still alive. Where can anyone go from here except sideways? (SC)
15. Song of the day – 563: The Drones
Regret and defiance and wit will only get you so far. As will the melancholy blues, baby. (ET)
16. 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)
17. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Brisbane Riverstage 08.03.13
Bugger objectivity. Bugger the motherfuckers who preach that sin. Four shots to the head, and immaculate timing. (ET)
18. 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)
19. Gotye – Making Mirrors (Samples ‘n’ Seconds)
Honestly, it’s a relief to find out that the most popular album in Australia isn’t entirely a wretched, unendurable piece of shit. In fact, if I were 15 years old, I’d probably even like it. Sadly, I’m not 15 anymore. And neither is Gotye, so what’s his excuse? (SC)
20. Song of the day – 561: Dial
Have a listen. Go on. FUCKING LISTEN. A feral epiphany right here in your fucking underwear. A dissonant surge. (ET)

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