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Signal Drench Music Magazine
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Signal Drench Music Magazine: four reviews a day and they’re all of indie rock! Sweet Lord, can nothing stem the tide?? My usual if-you-like-indie-rock-you’ll-like-this comments apply, though I should point out that if you dare click anyw[…]

Uncle Conscious – plain and wa-wa pedal
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Uncle Conscious – plain and wa-wa pedal: it’s another, yes another music blog. The twist here is that this person actually makes music, rather than just sitting around talking about it.[…]

Re-reading my Mogwai review below…
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I do make it sound as if I think that music has to contain lyrics to have meaning or emotional content. Which is precisely how Josh reads it. That’s nonsense: what I was trying to say is that the lyrics post-rockers of whatever stripe tend to p[…]

MERZBOW
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THE DANDY WARHOLS – Get Off (CD Single)
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It’s like Duane Eddy on acid. There’s always been a country element to their music. It’s as if you crossed the New York Dolls and Ennio Morricone. They’re the last gang in town, they’re keeping the rock’n’rol[…]

MOGWAI – CODY
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MOGWAI – CODY (from the album Come On Die Young)
Here’s my philistine’s opinion: putting vocals on post-rock tracks, vocals which might be singing real words in some order which might actually mean something, which might even &#8211[…]

Poll your fans, child, you….oh forget it
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Anyway, even Brad Pitt doesn’t like Belle And Sebastian! (link via lifecentric).[…]

fold your band, child, your songs are too pleasant
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fold your band, child, your songs are too pleasant: the verdicts on the new Belle and Sebastian album roll in from PTAHE and Steal This Blog!. On first listen I have to agree: bland prettiness seems to be ‘in’, and almost every track seem[…]

SLINT — Spiderland
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Music critics and feckless college kids (more on them later) continue to have orgasms over this mess, presumably informed by the same if-it’s-dull-and-dry-it-must-be-deep sensibility that showers accolades on such tedium-fests as Springsteen, t[…]

Radio ga-ga
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Radio ga-ga: when ill and tired, link to a Guardian article. A lazy link for a lazy piece by Francis Wheen, sadly one of the paper’s wittiest writers, which lends this particular article a certain easy readability. Don’t let that distract[…]

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