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Song of the Day #764: Georgia Maq

Song of the Day #764: Georgia Maq

Casting my mind back to those carefree days at the back-end of 2019, I was struggling to decide on my favourite album of the year.  All those end of year lists had been out for weeks/months but all I’d heard was a lot of ok albums and nothing that really stood out. Then very late […]

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Song of the Day #763: Lee Ranaldo

Song of the Day #763: Lee Ranaldo

  At the very start, working from home seemed like it was going to be the dream. The Dream. Commuting time saved and converted into something more meaningful. The low productivity experiences of open plan office working changing to working set hours and finishing on time every day. Time to redesign this site, do more […]

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Song of The Day #762: XTC

Song of The Day #762: XTC

Truth be told, I haven’t listened to a lot of new music in the last year.  I just haven’t had the energy for it.  Life went from making myself as busy as possible to keep my day job when suddenly everything ground to a halt, more or less overnight, to working flat out, pretty much […]

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Song of The Day #761: U.S. Girls

Song of The Day #761: U.S. Girls

Here’s something else from Bills & Aches & Blues, the forthcoming 4AD tribute album to belatedly celebrate the label’s 40th birthday inn 2020.  4AD is a completely different label to what it was  but it still has some great acts.  Back in the day, thanks to Vaughn Oliver’s designs, 4AD records were instantly recognisable; you […]

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Song of the Day #760 – Mess Esque (Mick Turner & McKisko) – Big Old Blue

Song of the Day #760 – Mess Esque (Mick Turner & McKisko) – Big Old Blue

It’s been a year this week since I started working from home.  Last week was the one year anniversary of the last time I went out and saw live music, with the Sleaford Mods show at Triffid.  I think by then the following night’s Pixies show had already been cancelled as everyone ran for cover […]

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Song of the Day #759 – Tkay Maidza

Song of the Day #759 – Tkay Maidza

I swear that every time Tkay Maidza releases a new song I say to myself “This has got to be posted up as a Song of the Day”. Then time gets away from me, as it always does, and all I’m left with is a draft with a heading, an embedded clip and a promise […]

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Song of the Day #758: Maple Glider

Song of the Day #758: Maple Glider

Photo by Bridgette Winten It’s a never-ending losing battle to keep on top of the Collapse Board inbox.  Even for a tiny outfit like ours, you wake up to around 70 new emails that have come in overnight from around the world and in a variety of languages and then receive another 50 or 60 from […]

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Song of the Day #757 – Brian Eno

Song of the Day #757 – Brian Eno

It’s election day in the UK, so good luck to everyone over there. Having lived overseas for too long, they don’t give people like me the vote anymore so it’s up to everyone who can vote to vote wisely.

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SOTD #756 – Young Guv

SOTD #756 – Young Guv

Versese are good.  Choruses sometimes, often, can be even better.  But then there’s that exclusive club of very special songwriters who can do all those things but can take it to the next level and also nail a pre-chorus and a middle eight.  A pre-chorus being its own part but also effortlessly elevating the verse […]

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SOTD #755 – Vivian Girls

SOTD #755 – Vivian Girls

There have been a couple of ways to make yourself feel old this week. The first was to download FaceApp to your phone and use it to gaze into the void of your own mortality, a depressing prediction of what the future will bring. The second way to feel old this week was to listen […]