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Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers (Modern Love)

Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers (Modern Love)

Oh, geez. Look at all these artists I want to write about. Jonnie Common. Hookworms. Clockwork Orchestra. Henry Plotnick. So many words. So many thoughts. So many people you have and haven’t heard before, and need to hear soon. But right now, and only now, this is in my headspace and I can’t shake it. […]

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No Jaws – Young Blood (Modern Guilt)

No Jaws – Young Blood (Modern Guilt)

This is not about No Jaws. This is about a band who pitched their new album by quoting Everett True, the German Rolling Stone (?), and me. You hear that? Me. Yes, me. Do you know how many full albums reviews I’ve written since I came/stumbled upon Collapse Board almost a year ago? 44. (I […]

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Luxembourg Signal – Luxembourg Signal (Shelflife)

Luxembourg Signal – Luxembourg Signal (Shelflife)

Sigh. You know that feeling – when a single comes along and hypnotizes you, gives you hope that creative minds still exist, and winds you up like a jack-in-the-box, so that the moment that band releases something new, you pounce. Earlier this year we brought you I brought to the GFP crowd Luxembourg Signal, the […]

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Lee Adcock’s Response to Everett True’s Response To The Flaming Lips – Why Can’t We Be Fwends?

Lee Adcock’s Response to Everett True’s Response To The Flaming Lips – Why Can’t We Be Fwends?

I had a good intro here. A fucking good one, too. But then it vanished. So fuck it. The title says it all, anyway. ET asked, and so I answered: 1. Because, quite frankly, everyone’s still catching up to the Bastards of Fate. 2. Because their Stone Roses cover album [link] actually DID trump the […]

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Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic (Domino)

Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic (Domino)

It’s funny. Mike plays New Order’s Technique all the time in the shop, and some folks have told him how dated it sounds. To them we say, ha. Have you heard what the kids are into lately? Clear a space. Peaking Lights and I are gonna rumble. From the outset, I knew I could pin […]

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The Mistys – Redemption Forest (Other Ideas)

The Mistys – Redemption Forest (Other Ideas)

DISCLAIMER: This is a shameless, self-promo post for the Dead Albatross music prize, an alternative to the UK’s Mercury prize judged not by industry insiders but people that listen to a lot of music. Like me. Click the words hyperlinked above for the full scoop and shortlist – meanwhile, here’s a review of sorts for […]

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Philip Selway – Weatherhouse (Bella Union)

Philip Selway – Weatherhouse (Bella Union)

Open mind and ears, I swore to myself before diving into Weatherhouse. Never mind that Philip Selway hails from the obelisk contingency that is Radiohead. Let’s isolate this thing, then. An ordinary ancestral manor in the shady and ever-shifting landscape populated by pop music. High ceilings, high windows. A large study with a wall of […]

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The Ballet School – The Dew Lasts An Hour (Bella Union)

The Ballet School – The Dew Lasts An Hour (Bella Union)

Well, I won’t lie. When I plucked Ballet School out of the lineup, I thought for sure I’d singled out another case of all-men groups dubbing their bands with feminine names (see Woman’s Hour, Girl Band). I stand corrected. However. As we all know, having the prerequisite chick on vocals don’t getcha a free pass […]

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Mosman Alder – Humdrum Star (Dew Process)

Mosman Alder – Humdrum Star (Dew Process)

The whole music scene thing, it’s all a façade, really, said my landlord one morning, or something like that. He always says things like that whenever we meet in the kitchen. You know, that the government fabricated the war on drugs (the real one, not the band), that the students coming up seem dumber and […]

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Millions – Max Relax (Stop/Start)

Millions – Max Relax (Stop/Start)

By the unwritten law of lazy-ass journalism (and trust me – for a sound as lazy as this, we’ll need to respond in kind), I’m obliged to point out that Glenn Tilbrook produced this, and that his kids are part o’ Millions. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, THOUGH? Glenn’s better known as one of the wordsmiths […]

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