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Live Review: Laneway Brisbane 2014, Lorde, HAIM, CHVRCHES + more

Live Review: Laneway Brisbane 2014, Lorde, HAIM, CHVRCHES + more

Words: Sophie Blackhall-Cain Photos: Reuben Beer For the first time in recent memory, Laneway’s line up this year failed to grab me. Megastars Lorde and HAIM made the relatively low ticket price seem worth it, but I was dubious as to whether each of the acts could pull off strong performances. So it was with […]

 Wallace Wylie

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

The worst thing about end of year polls is that they all come out in early December, which is hilarious because that means nobody got to talk about one of the best albums of the year. The Beyoncé album, called Beyoncé, was released with no fanfare, no reviews, and no warning. It then became one […]

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The 20 Most Read Articles on Collapse Board of 2013

The 20 Most Read Articles on Collapse Board of 2013

Time for one final list from 2013 (barring any straggling best-of lists), the all-important most read articles of the year. 1. 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 […]

 Scott Creney

Scott Creney Looks Back At 2013

Scott Creney Looks Back At 2013

Man, what a crazy goddamned year. Not the music, the music was great.

 collapseboard

Singles reviews | Arcade Fire, Haim, Paramore, Primal Scream

Singles reviews | Arcade Fire, Haim, Paramore, Primal Scream

I totally blame Dave Grohl for this bullshit.

 Wallace Wylie

Realpop – An Introduction

Realpop – An Introduction

Once the corporate reality of Realpop is internalised, then any criticism of pop which includes a critique of the corporate nature of pop music can be dismissed as an asinine act of naivety and obviousness.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 643: Lorde

Song of the day – 643: Lorde

We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams.

 Everett True

THE ALTERNATIVE REVIEW | Haim – Days Are Gone (Columbia)

THE ALTERNATIVE REVIEW | Haim – Days Are Gone (Columbia)

There’s been a lot of talk about Scott Creney’s review of the Haim album. So in the interests of fair play, here’s an alternative review.

 Wallace Wylie

Jeff Pollack | An Open Letter To Music Fans

Jeff Pollack | An Open Letter To Music Fans

Critics have been falling over themselves to praise their special brand of retro R&B mixed with retro MOR and it will surely only be a matter of time before teenagers find out about them too.

 Everett True

Haim | An open letter to Christopher R. Weingarten

Haim | An open letter to Christopher R. Weingarten

An interesting volte face for the field of music criticism – from opinion-leaders and gate-keepers to mainstream cheerleaders