Quantcast
 Lee Adcock

NOTS – Cosmetic (Goner): The Analytic Approach

NOTS – Cosmetic (Goner): The Analytic Approach

“No novelty”, shouts Natalie Hoffman, lead singer and guitarist of Memphis punk band Nots, on their sophomore record Cosmetic. It’s one of the last tracks on the record, but it’s the one to reference in case someone wants to point out that this gang of four is “an all-girl band”. Carrie Brownstein has often stressed […]

 Lee Adcock

Eagulls – Ullages (Popfrenzy)

Eagulls – Ullages (Popfrenzy)

Don’t put faith in a new band. Few religions pass the scrutiny of reason, but identity and happiness can’t be entrusted to a handful of fallible human beings, let along twenty-somethings with a whole life of lessons ahead of them. Eagulls had me for a while, though – and probably you, too, if you’re reading […]

 Lee Adcock

Witching Waves – Crystal Café (HHBTM / Soft Power)

Witching Waves – Crystal Café (HHBTM / Soft Power)

You feel misplaced too, don’t you? Some place was promised for us, for the talents that our teachers adored. This wasn’t supposed to happen. We shouldn’t be the ones stranded in apartments, stuck in the towns we hate, doing the work that no one with dignity would do. Well, then. You can just lie there […]

 Lee Adcock

Charli XCX – Sucker (Atlantic)

Charli XCX – Sucker (Atlantic)

I’ll admit right here that I’m not the most qualified person to write this review. But then, you don’t read Collapse Board for qualified persons anyway, do you? I’ll also admit that, the third time I chugged down Sucker (for that is indeed how you consume Charli XCX – bottle held high over yr lips […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 8. Makthaverskan

The return of Everett True | 8. Makthaverskan

All music reminds me of the past. How can it not? The comments underneath this clip of music mention variously The Cure, Nirvana, The Cranberries, punk, post-punk, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, jangle pop… and I will throw in a guess at them being Scandinavian, probably with a couple of boy members. This goes to […]

 Scott Creney

How to edit music criticism


Warning: Undefined array key 0 in /homepages/7/d309872558/htdocs/wp-content/themes/patterns/framework/functions/gabfire-media.php on line 48

Nobody’s interested in hearing what you or I have to say, so we have to work a little harder for our credibility.

 Everett True

Everett True reviews Brisbane, pt 1: Epithets, Ben Salter

THIS WEEK: we’re not off to a good start.

 Princess Stomper

Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact (4AD)

Those obliterating rhythms smash their way into your skull and pummel your brain until you have no choice but to comply: you will love this album.

 ed

In Numbers: Splendour In The Grass 2011

The reason Splendour hasn’t sold out instantaneously, as it normally does, is that the line-up doesn’t justify the price.

 EdG

I is an interviewer.

What are your influences? Really boring questions and dull interviewers who do no research before an interview. So why did you get into music? So why did you get into interviewing? When is the next album out? Read the press release. What school did you go to? The school of intelligent questions. What inspires you? […]