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 Scott Creney

John Maus – We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (Upset The Rhythm)

This guy isn’t a PhD student for nothing.

 Scott Creney

Tyler, The Creator @ The Zoo, Brisbane, 05.06.11

The Zoo may be the finest venue in all of Australia. It’s called The Zoo for a reason, and not just because there’s shit all over the floor and someone just gave birth to a litter of baby elephants.

 Wallace Wylie

Death Rattle – The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Oasis and the travesty of British Alternative Rock in the 90s

Large elements of the UK alternative press seemed to be waiting for the right guitar band to get behind, the right guitar band to believe in. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Stone Roses.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 294: Young Marble Giants (new song!)

After 30 years, a new Young Marble Giants song! And it doesn’t disgrace. It is so sweet, so melancholy, so understated, so Young Marble Giants.

 Emily

5 Music Journalism Clichés Which Should Go Away Forever

1. “(INSERT FEMALE ROCK/POP MUSICIAN’S NAME HERE), THE BAD GIRL OF ROCK…” Description: Virtually every female musician who dyes her hair ‘punk’ colors and/or makes vaguely ‘rebellious’ (or quasi-feminist) pronouncements is saddled with this phrase in music reviews or featured interviews. This travesty of words has been going on since The Slits, and most notoriously […]

 Everett True

eight ‘classic’ bands… a rejoinder

Julian says: “Everybody’s always like, ‘Oh yeah the music used to be better in the 80s’. No it fucking didn’t.” So what current bands are as good as The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Birthday Party or Dexy’s [sic] in their prime? Not to mention Blondie, Ramones, Jonathan Richman… (This comment originated on another post. I think it’s […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 251: A Certain Ratio

If ever there was a song to be played in pitch-darkness, volume on your crappy little Mono turned up past distortion levels, tears streaming down your face…

 Everett True

Song of the day – 200: The Distractions

It’s great! Great, I tell you! None of the poignancy has been diminished by the passing years, only increased.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 43: Galaxie 500

Surely, you had to be expecting this one. Domino Records have just reissued this still-missed Boston band’s three studio albums, each with a bonus CD of ‘rarities’. Exciting, although I do believe I own ALL these songs already at least four times on various previous reissues and box sets and vinyl originals. Exciting, because this […]