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PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (Island)

In these end days of the overlong, the indulgent, the much wrought and the expansive, Polly’s clarity, brevity, strength and depth are much to her credit

 Everett True

Song of the day – 164: Armedalite Rifles

So some guy reads my piece on Australian garage bands and decides to contact me on Facebook, asking if I’d like to hear a CD of his band. I say, direct me to your music first, so he does. I give it a listen. I like it. It’s all spark and fire: rhythms like Captain […]


Five albums you probably have never heard of

1. The Walker Brothers – Nite Flights The Walker Brothers were a huge Sixties sensation, arguably bigger than The Beatles in the UK for a while in their heyday. As with many boy bands in the Sixties, fame didn’t last forever and they split ways in 1967. Probably due to poverty more than anything they […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 158: 8 Eye Spy

Anyone with more than a passing knowledge of the Music That I (Really) Like will catch the reference in the name right away. It’s a tribute to one of Lydia Lunch’s seminal No Wave bands from back in the early 80s. (Actually, I think they were more Beefheart-influenced jazz skronk than straight No Wave, but […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 78: Blurt

Man alive, this band were scary, and a riot to dance to, live. Blurt. Blurt. Blurt. Blurt means Blurt means Blurt means Blurt means. You can find more information here. Main man Ted Milton is still releasing fascinating stuff, last I listened (couple of years ago). Oh, and here’s something I wrote about a Blurt […]