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 Lee Adcock

Refused – Freedom (Epitaph)

Refused – Freedom (Epitaph)

Whatever [Joseph] Conrad’s problems were, you might say he is now safely dead. Quite true. Unfortunately his heart of darkness plagues us still. Which is why an offensive and deplorable book can be described by a serious scholar as “among the half dozen greatest short novels in the English language.” And why it is today […]

 Everett True

It’s a thin line, pt2 | Are there actually any great bands that have returned greater than ever?

It’s a thin line, pt2 | Are there actually any great bands that have returned greater than ever?

Remember this line? It’s thin. Well. You thought it was thin, but actually it’s even thinner than that. So thin, in fact, that there’s no point placing a visual representation of it because the naked eye cannot see it. So we’ll have to make do with this one. A representation of the original thin line. Anyway. […]

 Lee Adcock

Cassette of the Week #7 – Paro

Cassette of the Week #7 – Paro

This rhythm. You’ve got to hear this rhythm. Michael Gira can go mewl somewhere else. We here at Collapse Board (read: me) refuse to acknowledge Swans’ To Be Kind as 2014’s hands-down masterpiece. We prefer more blood in the veins of our music, we do. Things that spring with life, and speak of life. To […]

 Lee Adcock

Eagulls – Eagulls (Deranged)

Eagulls – Eagulls (Deranged)

What? When did this come out again? Three months ago, you say? Oh WHO CARES. Gems like this ought to be dredged up again and again to save our souls from the marble-ogling masses. Why? ‘Cos I’m puh-SESSED. Fuck the headphones. FUCK ‘EM! This is 80-miles-per-hour music, (yeah,I said miles – SUCK IT, WORLD), the […]

 Lee Adcock

Swans – To Be Kind (Young God)

Swans – To Be Kind (Young God)

To Be Kind is an album that refuses to die. It should, and it ought to, and humanity would be better off if it did, but alas the hulking mass of instruments assembled under Michael Gira’s beck and call stumble on and on, tripping over fibers of the time-space continuum as they do, and as […]

 ed

The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 28.03.2014

The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 28.03.2014

The week’s big news, I mean other than Collapse Board somehow being overlooked in the list of the 100 most influential music blogs, was Friday’s surprise announcement that Kate Bush was playing her first live shows since 1979. AND BASICALLY NOTHING ELSE MATTERS BECAUSE I’M SEEING KATE BUSH IN AUGUST It’s the most indulgent and […]

 Scott Creney

Hair Police – Mercurial Rites (Type)

Now this is some real grisly shit right here. Forget your Swans, forget your Big Black, forget your Danish bands of dubious intelligence

 collapseboard

Lawrence English’s ear exploder list from 2012

By Lawrence English These Things That Made My Ears Alive In 2012

 Scott Creney

Scott Creney’s Favorite Albums of 2012

This is what it feels like to be alive in 2012 — connected to everything and more isolated than ever.

 Logan K. Young

10 REVIEWS OF THE NEW CULTS ALBUM – 8: pretzel logic

Thus, Ms. Rikki, the following list of 12 cults far better to cultivate than the cult that Cults’ Cults will inevitably inculcate