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A review of the latest ‘Pixies’ album, based only on its title

A review of the latest ‘Pixies’ album, based only on its title
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First, a disclaimer. I haven’t listened to any new ‘Pixies’ material – or even seen any pictures of their artwork/line-ups – since I saw their godawful reunion show at Brixton Academy in 2004, and watched the godawful, money-grabbing and dispiriting tour documentary that came out around the same time.

Next, the title. Indie Cindy.

Finally, the review. Folk say you can’t judge a book by its cover. Not only do I – and generations of designers and art editors and marketing people – disagree with you, but I would go several steps further. Not only can you judge a book by its cover, but you can very easily – and often very tellingly – judge a work of ‘art’, an album (say), by its title. Here’s a great example.

  • Indie Cindy
  • Indie Schmindie
  • Patronising
  • Complacent
  • Predictable
  • Comforting (but patronising)
  • Twee
  • Impotent
  • Demeaning
  • Belittling
  • Uninspiring
  • Throwaway
  • Forgettable
  • Supercilious
  • Crap rhyme
  • Gender imbalanced
  • Dated
  • Arrogant
  • Wrongly nostalgic
  • Colour by numbers
  • Cynical
  • Lazy
  • Out of ideas

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