Posts from 10th June 2000

10
Jun 00

The emperor has no clothes. And he’s got a tiny dick:

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The emperor has no clothes. And he’s got a tiny dick: IndiePlanet‘s Mr Crankypants examines the MP3 situation. This section of his critique, focusing on the legal side of MP3s rightly finds that most legal MP3s are (literally) shit. The only thing I’ve ever been tempted to download from mp3.com was an MP3 player, the Macintosh version of WinAmp and even that was useless.

Until record companies realise that almost all MP3 downloaders want either songs that they know or songs that someone trustworthy has recommended rather than the potentially shit then the race for artist compensation is likely to lead nowhere. After all, who would really rather download crap than tracks from established artists?

Perhaps it would be easier for everyone if we followed Frank Skinner‘s advice and realised that the internet is meant purely for pr0n.

COLDPLAY

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COLDPLAY

cf. Muse.

Saint Etienne’s ‘Sound Of Water’

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Saint Etienne’s ‘Sound Of Water’: do you remember when Freaky Trigger used to have actual articles on it, not just endless blogs? Sigh. Anyway, this weekend I’m going to redress the balance, hopefully, starting with Robin Carmody’s review of the new Saint Etienne album.

DUEL! – ROUND 2

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DUEL! – ROUND 2: and into round two we go. The Charlatans are dragged back to the pop arena to square off against the Smashing Pumpkins, and your comments count.

LAND OF THE LOOPS – Day Late And A Dollar Short

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LAND OF THE LOOPS – Day Late And A Dollar Short (MP3)
So lately I’ve been listening to a bit of Slabco stuff, and really enjoying it, mostly for the more-than-pleasant sensation of hearing breakbeat music which isn’t as thoroughly up its own impeccably-trousered arse as our homegrown stuff. Slabco still believe in hooks, and cool film dialogue samples, and generally in making laidback and fun music. The tracks Land Of The Loops make, for example, aren’t trying to be nu-funk or abstrakt with their beatz, they just want to end up as add-to-taste sachets of comp tape atmosphere, and with that aim firmly in their sights they romp home. “I hope I’ve landed on my feet” says some posh boffin or other, and the breezy willingness-to-please of the music gives it an odd, poignant charge.