By Scott Creney So if Robert Christgau—who pretty much invented this format—is the Dean of Rock Critics, then what does that make me? The Mujahideen of Rock Critics? The Paula Deen of Rock Critics? The Jan & Dean? Whatever. Here’s some stuff that came out in June. I’m not going to bother embedding pictures and […]
Man, what a crazy goddamned year. Not the music, the music was great.
I’m pleased to say that Ready! Get! Go! is nothing less than brilliant, a wonderful album from start to finish. A record that can stand beside The Shaggs, and in places even goes beyond it.
2012. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been a shit year in terms of my personal life.
You can hear elements of everyone that mattered … Swell Maps, New Age Steppers, This Heat, The Door And The Window, ATV, Twelve Cubic Feet, Robert Wyatt, The Raincoats, Arthur Russell, The Slits …
Folk over here (notably themselves) compare this Melbourne trio’s delicate and intelligent dance music to Bjork, Young Marble Giants, Arthur Russell and Laurie Anderson… but I don’t really hear any of that. The oblique and faintly awkward grooves, the summery feel of the constantly changing percussion, the minimal repetition, the constant throwback to insidiously vaguely […]