Conversations about music criticism | Does Collapse Board help propagate stereotypes of women in music?
Earlier today, Lee posted an interesting review of the Klara Lewis EP in which she posited (among several other points) that Collapse Board helps propagate the stereotype of women needing men to write and produce their stuff. (If you haven’t read the review yet, I recommend you do. Otherwise a fair amount of this will be […]
It was a privilege to interview Robert. He’s a real gent. I’ve included a handful of notes I made at the start, some of which made it into the final Guardian article, albeit in expertly edited form. We start off discussing the sound of cicadas, the fact his wife can hear him down the phone […]
Let’s be honest for a second here. The Pop Group. They’re coming to Australia in the next couple of months, but not Brisbane. Y’bastards. Kenny G is still making records. Napalm Death is still making records. Ray Charles is still making records. Billy fucking dickhead is still making records. So why not a dose of […]
I ain’t sayin’ we’re always first. In fact, I know damn well that quite often I’m around three years late. I’m just sayin’ that it’s nice to know that some people have been turned on to some great music via this site. Cheers. 1. Tunabunny WHY AREN’T THESE PEOPLE MY FRIENDS? WHY AREN’T THESE PEOPLE […]
Seven months ago, I asked folk to provide their favourite three Babes In Toyland songs. Many did. Perhaps more than I expected. There seemed nothing for it but to make a thoroughly scientific chart based on the results. So I did. And then I completely forgot about it. Bonus points to Joseph Kyle for getting […]
I just want to hear everyone singing along with this. E-quality of the sexes! Sure, it’s juvenile. Lot of fun, too. Try working out to this and keeping a straight face at all the jiggling mounds of sweaty flesh pounding the floor around you. Yours, too. Especially yours.
We had a bit of a set-to the other night on the Collapse Board Faceboook group over a review of the Bedroom Suck compilation. I thought you might enjoy the edited highlights. If you haven’t done so already, read the review first, otherwise much of this won’t make sense. Lee: I just read this, and this […]
By Mac Double …Finally, I remember you from the (very) early 90s when I was reading both the Melody Maker & the NME quite religiously. (This passion of mine nearly ruined my mom but I told her it was good for my English. It was.) You made three consecutive Pastels releases the ‘MM’ single of the […]
I’m gonna have to bluff this one. SOME JERKS Happy. This music makes me happy. Reassured – that there are still bands are out there, who still believe. Reaffirmed – that it ain’t all for nought. Re-energised – cos there ain’t nothing like going into a dead city Saturday night and finding yourself in a […]
Damn. It’s out now. Did you hear? It’s been dancing through my imagination the last few days: spectral and decaying and melancholy and alert and focused on details far tinier than I recall – glistening and fleeting and soured with soaring strings and seared by emotion. Imperfect, the way sun dancing across dappled water always […]