A few weeks ago, excited beyond rationality by the news a new Mumford & Sons album is on the horizon, the editors at Collapse Board asked leading U.K. retro-modernist folk critic Neil Kulkarni if he would care to compose a few words for the site to mark the auspicious occasion. Sadly, Neil didn’t find himself as […]
By David Stubbs FOR: Every couple of thousand years or so, a man is born whose sheer artistic brilliance replenishes the continents, girdles the earth and shines upon us quite literally with the force of a second sun. They say Jesus Christ may have been such a man but there is some doubt about that. […]
This entire conversation is taking part on social media. Exhibit one Beck’s Wikipedia page immediately after he won the Grammy for Album of the Year Exhibit two Beck’s early years Exhibit three Some dickhead from the Sydney Morning-Herald who should learn to spell people’s names correctly “Beyonce [sic] used a team of 25 writers and […]
Everett True details what he did tonight instead of watching rambunctious drunken Brisbane types DZ Deathrays. I cursed this fucking dry cough that means I won’t get a proper night’s sleep for the fourth night in a row. I drank water from a bottle – tap water. I played Stick Cricket, and cursed my eyes. I […]
The worst thing about end of year polls is that they all come out in early December, which is hilarious because that means nobody got to talk about one of the best albums of the year. The Beyoncé album, called Beyoncé, was released with no fanfare, no reviews, and no warning. It then became one […]
Man, what a crazy goddamned year. Not the music, the music was great.
Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013. Yes, one hundred, and every last fucking song is genius.
Maybe that’s why I’m increasingly turning to Tasmania. I know what it’s like to be ignored.
I’m not saying Sleigh Bells are visionaries. I just think they’re paying very close attention. They push the logics of consumerism/consumption/celebrity to their breaking point, a grotesque extreme that would qualify as parody if it didn’t feel so real.
The extra reading is well worth your time. I’m way more entertaining than I need to be, given the subject matter.