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 Caspar Jacobs

“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

“This is the indie establishment”: Red Hot’s Day of the Dead

Disclaimer: I’ve probably never heard a Grateful Dead song in my life. At least not knowingly. This is an unfortunate position for me to be in, considering I am reviewing an album containing 59 covers of songs by the Grateful Dead. Just so you know. In 2009, the Red Hot Organization, fighting AIDS through pop […]

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Collapse Board’s Most Read Posts of 2015

Collapse Board’s Most Read Posts of 2015

If you were one of the 165,000 people from 190 countries who paid us a visit during 2015, thanks, we really appreciate it. We hope you found something you enjoyed reading and we hope to see you back in 2016. These were the all-important, ten most read articles of the year (for posts written during […]

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Pitchfork is Dead, Long Live Pitchfork

Pitchfork is Dead, Long Live Pitchfork

By Josh Liam Score: 1.3 There was a time in the early 2000s when I enjoyed the ratings of Pitchfork and I agreed with their reputation as “the most trusted voice in music”. I would revel in their musings as they held strong opinions and opened my mind to new music. But then around 2004, […]

 Scott Creney

Considering Pitchfork’s 200 Best 80’s Songs

Considering Pitchfork’s 200 Best 80’s Songs

By Scott Creney Ask anyone who’s ever worked for a literary magazine, democracy is a shitty way to evaluate art. The polarizing stuff rarely makes it through. Instead you end up with a bunch of B-plus material—competent, workmanlike. Or in the case of this week’s Pitchfork Top 200 Singles of the 80’s, you end up […]

 Wallace Wylie

Segregation Under a Groove: Pop Music’s Unspoken Colour Lines

Segregation Under a Groove: Pop Music’s Unspoken Colour Lines

Many years ago, a great schism occurred in the history of popular music. As amps got louder and concerts got bigger, new groups responded by creating a heavier kind of music that relied on sheer sonic power as opposed to the lighter sounds of early sixties pop. Rock music broke away from pop and in […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 47. Perera Elsewhere

The return of Everett True | 47. Perera Elsewhere

I like this description. I think it must be from the press release, it’s popped up in so many reviews. The 12-track Everlast focuses on “the corruption of organized religion, gender discrimination and technological advancements leading to human over-dependence”. I like this a lot. I like the album even more. It has an unsettling, darkly […]

 Darragh Murray

Yo La Tengo @ The Zoo, Brisbane – 11.03.2014

Yo La Tengo @ The Zoo, Brisbane – 11.03.2014

Words: Darragh Murray Photos: Mino Peric There’s a brief moment between ‘Before We Run’ and ‘Deeper Into the Movies’ when I start to feel all tingly-like, strange and light. If you’ve listened to enough music, you’ll probably know what I’m talking about. It’s that familiar but often elusive feeling of pure engagement, that deep emotional […]

 Everett True

Christopher J. Ott | The other Guv’ner

Christopher J. Ott | The other Guv’ner

You want to get paid for music writing? You’re pretty soon going to find out that you are in a world that has nothing to do with music or writing. It’s about executing PR campaigns.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 629: Ruby Pins

Song of the day – 629: Ruby Pins

I’m just trying to capture a mood, a nagging insistence.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 626: Courtney Barnett

Song of the day – 626: Courtney Barnett

I actually thought that great Australian music begins and ends with the twin cultural hotspots of Hobart and Brisbane

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