It was a simple statement, made on a friend’s Facebook status. “I never got what the big deal is about Nick Drake.”
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Don’t let anyone ever browbeat you into thinking music criticism is dull, or reviewing a band is a chore. you think that? get the fuck out of writing about music.
fluttering wing-movements and stuttering synth breaks and fluting woodwind and those stunning voices
“The rules of tonight are very simple. I go where the noise takes me.”
Speaking as a Ramones and Undertones fan, I love a bit of self-parody, me. As long as it’s done straight.
Joanna Newsom is an artist who is a hair’s breadth away from my heart. Milk-Eyed Mender is a startling discovery to make when you’re 15
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…what was truly alarming was the way all the reviews merged into one amorphous voice, saying nothing, very loudly, over and over again
In the main, I’m a sucker for a limp-wristed guitar
Don’t be put off by 1) the name, or 2) the beards, or 3) the cardigans. This is twee pop par excellence. Oh, don’t be put off by 4) the use of the word ‘twee’ in these circumstances either. I too despise it with a vengeance, but sometimes it’s easier just to bow gracefully and […]