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15 Most Read Entries on Collapse Board, 13.05.11 – 21.05.11

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Another busy week – the top 25 this week would’ve made the chart any other week. Gratifying. Thanks. Cheers to all our new readers. Please spread the word. You know the drill. Subscribe. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Send money via Paypal to ramonesfan79@yahoo.co.uk if you appreciate what we do.

Here are the Top 15 most read entries this week (even split between readers in Australia, UK and US). The Number One slot is thoroughly deserved.

1. Kristin Hersh – Paradoxical Undressing (see featured image)
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)
2. 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? (Everett True)
3. REVIEWED IN PICTURES Lady Gaga – Born This Way (Polydor/Interscope)

4. I want to dance like Jonathan Richman

5. Do Music Critics Ever Rule?
Let’s get leotarded, shall we? (Laura Witkowski)
6. Line-ups that make (or break) the band
Sometimes every member makes (or breaks) the band. (Princess Stomper)
7. Song of the day – 317: Comet Gain (a mini-review)
Luddite, but not meant to be an insult. They still sing about arcades and the Weekend like they’re realities not signifiers. Been around so long they’re a major influence on the schoolyard heartache scene. (ET)
8. Thoughts on Music Promotion and Production in Brisbane: or Why Can’t Brisbane Get a Leg-Up?
“There’s no infrastructure here at all. We now have no venues, we’ve got very few bands – and people can rant and rail and say ‘there’s some bands all the time’ but I mean they’re derivative – they’re not going to make any meaningful impact.” (Carmen Juarez)
9. In Numbers: Splendour In The Grass 2011
Cost is a major factor in why Splendour didn’t sell out in a few hours. The line-up is another. (Justin Edwards)
10. Song of the day – 345: Jesse Garon And The Desperadoes (the greatest song of the 80s)
It was the greatest song then, and remains the greatest song now. (ET)
11. Odd Future and sexism etc
The misogyny and homophobia on display in Odd Future’s output is sickening. I’m not sure how anyone could even think of playing it to a gay friend. Are they supposed to be open-minded and have a sense of humour about it(Wallace Wylie)
12. REVIEWED IN PICTURES: An Horse – Walls (Mom + Pop/Shock)

12. TRUE STORY! 22th February 2011 (translated from the Italian)
I think of him as an old trombone who realised he can and wants to take over the honour of being 3.0. (Marina Pierri/Federica Pierino)
14. Song of the day – 324: Eliza Doolittle
She’s like Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse rolled into one, not quite so threatening (Davy Jones to Amy’s Brian Jones). (ET)
14. Would-be scalpers foiled by the addition of Coldplay
“How am I going to feed my family now? How am I going to afford my casual drug habit? Chris Martin must pay!”, Simpson said. (Darragh Murray)

the next five

16. Males making a career of being blue: masculinity and moroseness in alternative music (Sophie MacKenzie-Smith)
17. Song of the day – 347: Hole (ET)
18. Song of the day – 340: The Wave Pictures (ET)
19. REVIEWED IN CONTEXT: An Horse – Walls (Mom + Pop/Shock) (Kelly McClure)
20. Why Music Critics Suck (KMc)

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