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Dec 04

Freaky Trigger End Of Year Pick N Mix

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January

Death Cab: “Boo fucking hoo”
Romo: “how elastic the human mind can be when it’s decided it wants to like something”

February

Super Bowl Halftime Show: “the car commercial featuring Metal Machine Music and giant spiders”

March

“Follow Follow”: baile funk botched crossover attempt
Kids songs and hymns: “the hipsterly correct degree of witty unmovedness”
Histories of Pop: a still unanswered question

April

The state of the boyband: rock is back!
Poptimism Vs TOTP: The Cheltenham Jazz Festival??
How to swear: a taxonomy
The Wilkinsons: Nashville struggles with selling out

May

A Grand Don’t Come For Free: who do The Streets actually sound like?
Screwed And Chopped: Jess isn’t convinced.
Our First Lady: understanding Britney

June

Monolingualism of the Other: “what does Petridis’ choice of Derrida text reveal?”

July

World music: “fight branding with branding” (also features my worst mistake of the year!)
Smash Hits: a lament
Mick’s Girls: “ALL ROCKGROUPS are POLYAMOROUS GANGBANGS”
Early music reviews: Anthony time travels
A brief fumetti fantasy…
Big And Rich: This is not country. This is country.”
“Hey Headmaster”: introducing Carmodism

August

How To Do A Cover Version: including the Microhouse Pederast
Music and Shelves: “a blissful, uncontrollable mess”

September

Discos vs Clubs: Theorising on the fly
Teddybears STHLM: Dancehall goes catwalk

October

Pop Science: Smash Hits top trumps
Beatlesploitation!: three songs
RIP: “That, I suppose, was John Peel for you”

November

RIP: John Balance and ODB
Band Aid: The secret history

December

Worst of the year: caution – features Damien Rice

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