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 Lee Adcock

Preoccupations – Preoccupations (Jagjaguwar)

Preoccupations – Preoccupations (Jagjaguwar)

It’s my hope that, when death should come, I should embrace it. Indeed, of the scant “life goals” I’ve set for myself, that’s at the top – that I should reach a certain age where I can logically deduce (or that others can deduce for me, if my mind should crumble) that ceasing to exist […]

 Lee Adcock

NOTS – Cosmetic (Goner): The Analytic Approach

NOTS – Cosmetic (Goner): The Analytic Approach

“No novelty”, shouts Natalie Hoffman, lead singer and guitarist of Memphis punk band Nots, on their sophomore record Cosmetic. It’s one of the last tracks on the record, but it’s the one to reference in case someone wants to point out that this gang of four is “an all-girl band”. Carrie Brownstein has often stressed […]

 Hannah Golightly

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, pt. 2: Ari Up, homophobia at home, and definitely no mandolins

Hannah Golightly meets ILL, pt. 2: Ari Up, homophobia at home, and definitely no mandolins

Photo by Greta Buitkute. From left to right: Whitney, Hannah, Harri, Fiona. Missed part 1? Backtrack here. Transcribed by Lee Adcock. The original plan was to interview ILL for ten minutes. But where’s the fun in that when there are four like-minded people gathering together to discuss the things that matter to them musically one […]

 Everett True

Yesterday and today | favo(u)rite songs of the Interweb (volume 4)

Yesterday and today | favo(u)rite songs of the Interweb (volume 4)

Thanks to Lee Alexandra Adcock for posting the links up for me. I was going to write my standard introduction… very displeased with the lack of motivation in the class blah blah blah old man forming wordless sounds at clouds blah blah blah who is not taking this assignment as seriously as they should blah blah blah… but […]

 Lee Adcock

Viet Cong – Viet Cong (Jagjaguwar)

Viet Cong – Viet Cong (Jagjaguwar)

I am nothing. I’ve figured that out lately. See, I used to wear colors, but now I wake up in the morning and I think, “fuck, I don’t deserve that shit.” Black it is, then. Friends? Ha. Don’t make me laugh. I mean, yeah, my roommate and I get along. Most of the time. But […]

 Everett True

Everett True’s Favourite Bands (and Venues) of 1980

Everett True’s Favourite Bands (and Venues) of 1980

I started, so I may as well see this mini-series through to its conclusion. This is probably the most dubious ‘top’ chart of all from my teenage self in 1980. It’s not based on ‘likes’ or ‘ratings’ (as you might have expected), but on simple numbers, calculated via a point system – two for a […]

 Everett True

Everett True’s Favourite Gigs of 1980

Everett True’s Favourite Gigs of 1980

And so… to the third part of the series. (You can find part one here, and part two here.) Once again, taken from my diary of the time with all the star ratings attached. The first for how ‘good’ the band was; the second for my enjoyment of them. Pluses and minuses are related to […]

 Everett True

Everett True’s Favourite Singles of 1980

Everett True’s Favourite Singles of 1980

It seems the obvious follow-up to yesterday’s post, Everett True’s Favourite Albums of 1980. I have all the information contained within this slim blue hardback diary in front of me. I’d imagine these charts are based on actual plays of my Dansette. Much more variable, this chart – and showing a heavy Factory Records bias, […]

 Everett True

The Definitive List | The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time, Part 5

The Definitive List | The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time, Part 5

I actually believe that at this point in time it would be statistically impossible for our writers to be even lazier, but we shall see.

 Scott Creney

Wampire – Curiosity (Polyvinyl)

Wampire – Curiosity (Polyvinyl)

I know plenty of people who will never, just based on the annoying dipshit band name alone, ever listen to this.

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