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The return of Everett True | 134. Primitive Man

The return of Everett True | 134. Primitive Man

I discovered this one via Neil Kulkarni’s regular dose of savagery over at F.U.N.K. Here’s what he says: ‘Scorn’ from 2012 revealed just what a unique slab of monstrous molten heaviosity this Portland 3-piece can cook up – the split 7/10/12″s that have come since with Xaphan, Hexis, Fister and Hessian have only deepened the […]

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Spot the difference | ‘real rock’ Glastonbury fan vs Kanye West vs ‘My buddies call me Ben’

Spot the difference | ‘real rock’ Glastonbury fan vs Kanye West vs ‘My buddies call me Ben’

A few weeks ago, excited beyond rationality by the news a new Mumford & Sons album is on the horizon, the editors at Collapse Board asked leading U.K. retro-modernist folk critic Neil Kulkarni if he would care to compose a few words for the site to mark the auspicious occasion. Sadly, Neil didn’t find himself as […]

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My buddies call me Ben. We all can’t WAIT for the new Mumford And Sons album

My buddies call me Ben. We all can’t WAIT for the new Mumford And Sons album

By Neil Kulkarni What kind of music am I into? Well… good music! Proper music, y’know? Not the chart stuff so much. I have lots of favourite songs by all kinds of bands and artists but basically I like songs from the heart. Songs about holding on through the tough times. Songs about letting things go […]

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Kasabian at the BAFTAs | Just a bunch of smug unfunny twats on a red carpet

Kasabian at the BAFTAs | Just a bunch of smug unfunny twats on a red carpet
 Everett True

Shameless | My 17 Favourite Songs of 2014 that I hadn’t heard yesterday

Shameless | My 17 Favourite Songs of 2014 that I hadn’t heard yesterday

If they ever print a biography of me, the running title should be Shameless. Guess a major difference between me and others is that I admit it. These songs here – these songs that hopefully you’re going to click on and discover and love and relish (Love And Relish: a great title for a culinary […]

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SOTD #684 – Pairs

SOTD #684 – Pairs

I’LL PAY THE STANDARD RATE So I posted that Cloud Nothings review. I’d been cracking away at it for a while, dissecting and inspecting and selecting, trying to figure out what’s missing. ‘Cos something’s missing. I know it ain’t the album of the year. If so, then rock and roll has clearly reached its expiration […]

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Three million twats can be wrong | Lily Allen’s ‘Air Balloon’

Three million twats can be wrong | Lily Allen’s ‘Air Balloon’

Listening to ‘Air Balloon’ sans distractions, as pure music, as pure human transmission, as I have been for an hour now, it seems to summate everything that’s broken with my relationship to British pop music.

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The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 14.03.2014

The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 14.03.2014

It’s that time of year again, when all those editors that plaster their magazines and websites with adverts and suspiciously sounding advertorials but who can’t afford to pay their contributors, head off for a nice jolly in Austin, Texas. Either that or they get flown there courtesy of major record labels. Just to be on […]

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MY POMPOMS ARE TOO DROOPY: some thoughts on Alex Turner, the music press, and moving on.

MY POMPOMS ARE TOO DROOPY: some thoughts on Alex Turner, the music press, and moving on.

Alex Turner’s Brits acceptance speech was everything that rock’n’roll is meant to be: unpredictable, dumb, funny, exciting and attention-grabbing. But it was so much more than that. It was a call to arms.

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The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 31.01.2014

The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 31.01.2014

If everything has gone to plan, I’ll be at the Brisbane leg of this year’s Laneway festival by the time you read this. This year’s line-up is another strong one and I’ll be looking to catch a number of acts we’ve written about on Collapse Board, both favourably and less so – Lorde, Savages, Warpaint, […]

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