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The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 14.03.2014

The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 14.03.2014

It’s that time of year again, when all those editors that plaster their magazines and websites with adverts and suspiciously sounding advertorials but who can’t afford to pay their contributors, head off for a nice jolly in Austin, Texas. Either that or they get flown there courtesy of major record labels. Just to be on […]

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The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 17.01.2014

The Friday Afternoon Playlist, 17.01.2014

Blank Realm – Back To The Flood Two landmark events have happened this week: Brisbane’s Blank Realm released their fourth album, Grassed Inn Australian ‘youth’ radio station triple j played a Blank Realm song last night for the first time since 11 November 2010. While the band has been signing with overseas record labels (in […]

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Song of the day – 668: Sky Ferreira

Song of the day – 668: Sky Ferreira

Would I take drugs with Sky Ferreira? Of course I fucking would.

 Scott Creney

Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time (Capitol)

Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time (Capitol)

Night Time, My Time is fantastic. A lifetime of bad ideas that turns into good ideas in the context of music. I like the new M.I.A. album. I respect the new Laurel Halo album. I’m falling in love with the new Sky Ferreira album.

 Everett True

THE TEN GREATEST ALBUMS EVER MADE | A RESPONSE

THE TEN GREATEST ALBUMS EVER MADE | A RESPONSE

Nothing matters more than the all-conquering Top 10.

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THE TEN GREATEST ALBUMS EVER MADE

THE TEN GREATEST ALBUMS EVER MADE

Right! I’ve thought long and hard about this, agonised and whittled down to final ten but here, at last, I think I’ve burned down to a list of solid gold excellence.

 Scott Creney

of Montreal – lousy with sylvanbriar (Polyvinyl)

of Montreal – lousy with sylvanbriar (Polyvinyl)

It’s Dylan at his dandiest, the least earthy version of Dylans, the one least covered in dirt, self-applied or otherwise.

 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.

 Wallace Wylie

Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Columbia)

Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Columbia)

There are no simple truths here. There is just a millionaire recording artist with time on his hands, recording songs that he enjoys singing.

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