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5 Seconds of Summer – s/t (Capitol)

5 Seconds of Summer – s/t (Capitol)

(And before you protest – “But Lee, how dare you bash pop music” – I direct you to this. Read it and weep, you smug little louts.) Any 20-something American probably recalls the irrepressible refrain from Fall Out Boy rebounding down their school halls – “down, down, in an earlier round, / sugar we’re going […]

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The return of Everett True | 8. Makthaverskan

The return of Everett True | 8. Makthaverskan

All music reminds me of the past. How can it not? The comments underneath this clip of music mention variously The Cure, Nirvana, The Cranberries, punk, post-punk, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, jangle pop… and I will throw in a guess at them being Scandinavian, probably with a couple of boy members. This goes to […]

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The return of Everett True | 6. Nirvana ft. Kim Gordon

The return of Everett True | 6. Nirvana ft. Kim Gordon

Lorde supplied one of the performances of the night for me. The other is this, perhaps not so surprisingly. It was always a glorious live song. Kim’s dancing and singing and enthusiasm is intoxicating. It’s totally unprofessional the way she slips over like Robert Pollard, but this lack of professionalism is why it’s such an enthralling, […]

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The return of Everett True | 5. Nirvana ft. Lorde

The return of Everett True | 5. Nirvana ft. Lorde

Please, no more words. Just incredible. Ah, never mind. Maybe it might be interesting to reproduce some of the commentary on Facebook around a link to this post. Many people seem to take issue with my taste here. Everett True Steve Gullick, you heard this? 8 hrs · Like Steve Five “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” – […]

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One of the angriest reviews I ever wrote | U2, live in Philadelphia, 1992

One of the angriest reviews I ever wrote | U2, live in Philadelphia, 1992

I stand in the middle of a baseball stadium somewhere in America and feel totally lost, totally depressed, totally overwhelmed

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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 […]

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Live Through This | the press clippings

Live Through This | the press clippings

Everett True is famous for two things. He’s the last of the big personality journalists…

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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.

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Song of the day – 646: Tiny Migrants

Song of the day – 646: Tiny Migrants

Delicious, delightful and not a little deruly. Sweet.

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Song of the day – 645: Bill Callahan

Song of the day – 645: Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan is one of those musicians I always forget quite how much I like

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