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Moby and Kelis team up
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Moby and Kelis team up:…makes…..no…..sense…..except actually, judging by Kelis’ grisly Later With Jools Holland performance, it makes all-too-ample sense.[…]

DUEL!
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DUEL!: An epic battle between Radiohead and the Manics today (up late due to me being ill last night).[…]

BRITNEY SPEARS –
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BRITNEY SPEARS – Hit Me Baby One More Time
Classic pop? What, have suddenly all the music journos, pop pundits and sad indie wankers realised that their pet bands were churning out crap guitar fellatio? Lost in the desert of piss poor music […]

Salon
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Salon reviews the new XTC album: my big question is, how come Salon’s music features are among the most interesting and thought-provoking on the net, and yet its reviews are usually so flat? Spending half of every piece giving boring background[…]

The death of music retail as we know it?
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The death of music retail as we know it?: the most interesting things in this article are the things only barely touched on – the apparently common, even fashionable attitude that music should be free. Something about that worries me – no[…]

TANYA HATES JAZZ
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TANYA HATES JAZZ
When I was a young girl, skipping through the cornfields which ringed my idyllic childhood hamlet, I had nothing but happy thoughts. I had not yet entered the big bad world and my ears had been relatively untroubled by noises beyond […]

DUEL!
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DUEL!: Skunk Anansie vs Primal Scream.
A slight lack of updates yesterday as we all got down to the Pop Music Focus Group. Ballots were sent out Sunday, votes in by next Saturday, but more importantly a good time was had by all (oh, my aching head). […]

Fleischer on Madonna’s Pie
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Fleischer on Madonna’s Pie: ho ho ho ho, Madonna’s Pie, geddit? “In Madonna’s hands, the song ceases to pertain to its subject matter.” – yes, and that’s a good thing, since the ‘subject matter’ i[…]

EMINENTLY EMINEM — HA, IT IS TO LAUGH
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EMINENTLY EMINEM — HA, IT IS TO LAUGH
I won’t waste too much time on this one because, well, what’s the point? It’s a casual hate, this one, not a poisonous one, though everytime I see him doing that tiresome “I am mean[…]

DUB ME LAZY
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DUB ME LAZY
Lee Perry is to the alternative what Bob Marley is to the mainstream: somewhere between the acceptable face or reggae and the untouchable face of reggae, and also non-coincidentally the only face of reggae most fans bother to engage with.[…]

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