Archives – 2001 – November  

rebellious jukebox
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rebellious jukebox: here’s Jess’ own blog again! I need to put this in the sidebar though. He’s counting down his top 50 albums of the 1990s – ah, the memories that come flooding back. I don’t like reviewing albums, thou[…]

let’s build a car
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let’s build a car is a fine new addition to the sidebar links. It’s by David Raposa (NYLPM’s own) and Jess Harvell (ILE’s own, and whose blog should also be sidebarred but the dog ate my link. I will seek.). It’s about t[…]

PINK – “Get This Party Started”
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A fair bit of talk lately — on my personal Internet haunts, but in the wider popmedia too — about guitars. A lot of people quite like them you see, and want them to ‘come back’ — question is, what can you do with them th[…]

OUTKAST – “The Whole World”
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Or, the further adventures of Outkast in the Land of Do-As-You-Please. Like no other hip-hop group since maybe De La Soul, Outkast have their commercial and critical bases dependent on the idea that they can — and will — do anything they […]

Am I getting OLD?
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Not only is there the evidence of increased hangover potential, decrepitude of the drinking arm and ever-advancing gut to consider, but I have started getting angry at VOLUME in pubs. Back in the day I would bullishly head for the seats directly unde[…]

Belle and Sebastian – “I’m Waking Up To Us”
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(Apologies for lack of recent postings, faithful readers!)
Superficially, Belle And Sebastian’s latest reminds you of last year’s ‘The Model’ — a meticulous arrangement, a melody that’s likeable but not forceful, a[…]

LOU REED — ‘Walk on the Wild Side’
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Oh, sure, he came off as street smart & gruff, talking smack about smack users and transvestities and other miscreants, showing off his track marks like the badges of courage he wants them to be, living the Raymond Chandler pulp life he epitomize[…]

THE CURE – “Cut Here”
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Yeah, as if I wasn’t going to take the opportunity to talk about The Cure’s new single on NYLPM. One thing notable about this song is the strong beat. One thing that Jason Cooper has brought to the group is a much less abstract sense of[…]

(and the) native hipsters
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(and the) native hipsters are back! With a retrospective compilation CD featuring “There Goes Concorde Again” and a lot of other stuff. Buy buy buy! (Thanks to the band themselves for putting me onto that)[…]

Raspberry World Music Blog
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Raspberry World Music Blog – shock! gasp! A music weblog by somebody I don’t already know![…]


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