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 Princess Stomper

Why artists shouldn’t stick to art

The thunking riffs are suitably portentous, but the amusing video would have tickled Beksinski’s reportedly excellent sense of humour.

 Lucy

Beautiful Things of 2011: Scandipop goddesses

And it was mostly pop. Girls making pop. Very few of the bands I loved this year consisted of four white boys with guitars, although that template has been responsible for some fairly monumental things over the last four or five decades.

 Wallace Wylie

Wallace Wylie’s Best of 2011

Don’t pull your pants. Buy this album instead.

 Everett True

Kimbra. No. No, don’t Kimbra. Please don’t.

Kimbra. No. No, don’t Kimbra. Please don’t.

Kimbra. She’s like Lykke Li, only really fucking perky.

 Everett True

It’s OK. Pop music isn’t broken.


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This talk of reverence and inheritance worries me. The idea that you should shut the fuck up because your progenitors haven’t yet been accorded their rightful due is so damn paralysing.

 Everett True

Song of the day – the Top 40

fluttering wing-movements and stuttering synth breaks and fluting woodwind and those stunning voices

 Everett True

the 20 most searched terms on Collapse Board (March 2011)

There must be a ton of pissed-off Korn fans out there

 Everett True

Song of the day – 307: Cults (a rejoinder to the hipsters)

Maybe you too aren’t lucky enough to exist within the reach of the post-No Age kids, and aren’t a Vice editor. Don’t be worried. Come enjoy this. Music to make you swoon.

 Lucy

Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic)

The kitchen-sink clattering of Youth Novels has been replaced by enormous thunderous drums, multi-tracked heavenly choirs, and melodies that come in great trembling reverberations.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 290: PJ Harvey (a mini-review)


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Sure, I’m as intrigued as anyone. She polarises. Much of me wants to hate her, for the preciousness that surrounds her, the way she receives accolades usually reserved for male artists – why is it never the other way around? – for her treatment of music as art. Someone is putting her in for the […]