I’ll admit that The Breeders passed me by during the 1990s. Growing up during the heady days of Nirvana and Metallica and Slayer, it was these type of bands that dominated my five disc CD player, these were the bands whose logos I carefully sketched out on my high school pencil case with black marker […]
‘Not afraid to be vulnerable, and all the stronger for it’ | a review of the new Courtney Love single
Every now and then, Collapse Board knocks one out of the park. Last night I responded to a friend request on Facebook and received a sweet thank-you note. So having already checked out my respondent’s Facebook feed and noting she is interested in the new Courtney Love song, I ask her if she would care to […]
March 2, 2015 – Mumford & Sons are pleased to announce the details of their forthcoming third album, Wilder Mind. I’m assuming the title doesn’t refer to Arizona Wilder, the Mind Control Slave. Nor can I assume it is some form of bizarre, semi-illiterate reference to a “broadening of the horizons” because, clearly, Mumford & […]
OK. That’s it. Enough. I did take the reins on the “Song of the Day” feature, but now that Everett’s “returned” at least 91 times now, I officially relinquish the title. Go on. Take it back. Stop returning already. You’re fucking HERE. Besides, I’ve decided now that my role is to consider the whole rather […]
So no one sent us the new Taylor Swift album to review. It’s a shame as we would have done our best to buck the trend and not have another review written by a male reviewer. Spot the difference: NME’s review of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ by Matthew Horton Rolling Stone’s review of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ by […]
The Drones – they don’t need commendations, they probably don’t want them. But I’m going to proselytise anyway.
This new song swings, it soars. It hurts. It echoes with distant and dismay and hope, and oh yes. The beauty is in the mistakes.
As noted in last Thursday’s post, veteran music rag Spin has pronounced the traditional album review dead.
It is music that envelops you, asking for every bit of you to pay attention.