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Millions – Max Relax (Stop/Start)

Millions – Max Relax (Stop/Start)

By the unwritten law of lazy-ass journalism (and trust me – for a sound as lazy as this, we’ll need to respond in kind), I’m obliged to point out that Glenn Tilbrook produced this, and that his kids are part o’ Millions. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, THOUGH? Glenn’s better known as one of the wordsmiths […]

 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 – 641: Smile

Song of the day – 641: Smile

First time I was ever in Sydney, I took a trip with a photographer and PR to the blue mountains, to find the hotel they shot The Shining at, so hungover and the sun so hurting my eyes, they bled liquid gold.

 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.

 Scott Creney

Haim – Days Are Gone (Columbia)

Haim – Days Are Gone (Columbia)

Haim’s pleasure, limited as even its enthusiasts admit, is the empty pleasure of an endless series of twinkies eaten over the course of 45 minutes. Fine enough in the beginning, but eventually destined to sicken.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 624: The John Steel Singers

Song of the day – 624: The John Steel Singers

Nice way of putting it. Sunny QLD krautrock. So close to an oxymoron, and two ‘genres’ which very possibly should never be allowed to cross-pollinate… one thinks… but, yeah I like it.

 Wallace Wylie

Kula Shaker – K (Sony)

Kula Shaker – K (Sony)

The London dreamers have borrowed their favourite parts from music’s past to create a headrush of love and mysticism

 Scott Creney

This blog kills fascists.

The way The Smiths once covered their sleeves in 60s references, the way Wu-Tang Clan embraced the language and iconography of Shaolin, the way Oasis loved The Beatles, that’s the relationship Iceage has with xenophobia and white supremacy — it may not be the window, but it’s damn sure the drapes.

 Everett True

Lee Ranaldo Band @ The Zoo, Brisbane, 21.10.12

Lauren (age 1) was learning to stand today. 

 collapseboard

A new list from the NME, and some thoughts about pop-hackery

Secretly, what modern mainstream pop-hackery confirms is that there’s a fundamental sadness to the role of music writer, or at least there is if you let it take hold – you are employed to basically be a hanger-on, an eavesdropper, a spod, a geek, someone who won’t shut up about something the rest of the world just get on enjoying.

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