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 Lee Adcock

Witching Waves – Crystal Café (HHBTM / Soft Power)

Witching Waves – Crystal Café (HHBTM / Soft Power)

You feel misplaced too, don’t you? Some place was promised for us, for the talents that our teachers adored. This wasn’t supposed to happen. We shouldn’t be the ones stranded in apartments, stuck in the towns we hate, doing the work that no one with dignity would do. Well, then. You can just lie there […]

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In Photos: Thurston Moore Band @ Woolly Mammoth, 07.12.2015

In Photos: Thurston Moore Band @ Woolly Mammoth, 07.12.2015

Thurston Moore brings his band, featuring ex-Sonic Youth colleague Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe and guitarist James Sedwards, to Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth to play a Meredith Festival sideshow.

 Lee Adcock

No Jaws – Young Blood (Modern Guilt)

No Jaws – Young Blood (Modern Guilt)

This is not about No Jaws. This is about a band who pitched their new album by quoting Everett True, the German Rolling Stone (?), and me. You hear that? Me. Yes, me. Do you know how many full albums reviews I’ve written since I came/stumbled upon Collapse Board almost a year ago? 44. (I […]

 Lee Adcock

Joanna Gruesome/Perfect Pussy – Astonishing Adventures 7″ (Fortuna Pop!)

Joanna Gruesome/Perfect Pussy – Astonishing Adventures 7″ (Fortuna Pop!)

Stop. Breathe in for four counts, hold for two, out for six. Repeat until you’re calm enough to lay the ad hoc dagger on the table. OK. Focus. Let’s talk about Joanna Gruesome and Perfect Pussy. a) Trust Fund outclassed Joanna Gruesome on their previous split. The latter stuck to their discordant guns and handed […]

 Everett True

The Definitive List | The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time, Part 4

The Definitive List | The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time, Part 4

When will Collapse Board tackle the Top 100 Lisps List of All Time? I already vote in Morrissey and Daniel Johnston, so only 98 more to go.

 Scott Creney

Body/Head – Coming Apart (Matador)

Body/Head – Coming Apart (Matador)

It articulates the feeling of inescapable grief, in what it says and what it keeps silent, as well as any album I’ve ever heard in my long yearning life.

 Wallace Wylie

The Quality of Music and The Conformity of Youth | Dwindling Album Sales Explained

The Quality of Music and The Conformity of Youth | Dwindling Album Sales Explained

The real problem that the industry is dealing with these days is the lack of cultural importance given to popular music and the fact that popular music no longer has the same unifying power as it used to.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 576: The Wharton Tiers Ensemble

That’s SIR Wharton Tiers to you punkette, man who’s drummed with the Bangs almighty No Wave band Theoretical Girls (ft. Glenn Branca) and Laurie Anderson.

 Scott Creney

Permanent Makeup – The Void…It Creeps (New Granada/No Clear)

Permanent Makeup – The Void…It Creeps (New Granada/No Clear)

It starts out in the world of Sonic Youth — a tinny, anemic charming version of SY — before shooting off in the direction of Sun City Girls, Minutemen rants with Pere Ubu paranoia

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Why I ended up enjoying a Justin Bieber show

We watched 1991: The Year Punk Broke on videotape. The boys asked me to sing, I never did. I preferred staying hidden behind my instrument with my short dresses.

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