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Cults mania here the last couple of days … not that you’d know it to look at this chart. Might be a little too early. Doubtless, the recent ‘discussion’ I had with Robin Pecknold on Twitter influenced the position of the top entry.

1. REVIEWED IN PICTURES Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)

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2. Everett True reacts to the news Silverchair have finally decided to call it a day

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3. 5 Music Journalism Clichés Which Should Go Away Forever
Typical example: “(Geezer rock band’s) new album, Embrace The Light, hearkens back to their eponymous 1980 debut, and is a glorious, remarkable return to form.” (Emily Howlett Carney)
4. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
Just what we needed, a rural Bruce Springsteen. (Scott Creney)
5. Do Music Critics Ever Rule?
Let’s get leotarded, shall we? (Laura Witkowski)
6. REVIEWED IN PICTURES Lady Gaga – Born This Way (Polydor/Interscope)

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7. Cults vs Warpaint @ the Great Escape Festival 2011, Brighton, UK, 12.05.11 (see featured image)
By now it’s getting dark outside, the venue is heaving and anticipation is growing by the second. (Hannah Golightly)
7. Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (Matador)
I know a thing or two about demolished thoughts. I know what it feels like to have a wave of intense emotion, like anger, sadness or joy, take over my brain with no logical cause. I have experienced the awareness and flush of heat that accompanies an unexpected impulse. (Brigette Adair Herron)
9. Spot the difference: Beyoncé vs The Simpsons
I reckon The Simpsons just about tip it in favour of the potty mouths. (ET)
10. 10 REVIEWS OF THE NEW CULTS ALBUM – 1: in real time
I couldn’t give a shit about the hype, or media manipulation. I’m a big fan of media manipulation when it comes to bands I like. (ET)
11. Song of the day – 353: Tearist
Music that will make you smile about music once more. (ET)
12. 10 REVIEWS OF THE NEW CULTS ALBUM – 10: confessional
There’s probably nothing wrong with your brain – but be careful of any flavored fruit drink offered to you by well-meaning Columbia record executives. (Laura Witkowski)
13. Song of the day – 351: Art Brut (a mini-review)
I readied myself to press play, imagining how it was going to be everything I love about music: sarcastic, sardonic, misanthropic, small-minded, abrasive, repetitive, distorted, annoying, spasmodic, smart, witty, spiteful, scouring … (ET)
14. An open question to Brisbane
Do I have to suspend critical judgment if I’m dealing with anything local (or even national)? Was I wrong to commission a review from a writer in Athens, GA of the No Anchor album, knowing that he’d be impartial about it? (ET)
15. Kristin Hersh – Paradoxical Undressing
It does make me wonder how people who’ve never heard Throwing Muses experience this book. (Fuck knows what they imagine the band sounds like but I’d love to hear the music a forensically-minded reader might make, reconstructing Throwing Muses solely from what Hersh has written. It’d be awesome.) (Lucy Cage)

Cults photography: Greg Neate

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