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Compare and Contrast
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Compare and Contrast: Blogging is hip-hop (November 2001) and Blogging is hip-hop (July 2000, entry #96). And for some proof – bloggers at war![…]

Pitchfork’s Top 20 Of 2001
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Pitchfork’s Top 20 Of 2001 is more interesting than you think it is. Still rather too scared of having a good time (unless that good time is validated by 900 different samples) but the site’s vision has gradually widened and the poll refl[…]

PUNK ROCK LYRIC WATCH SPECIAL
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PUNK ROCK LYRIC WATCH SPECIAL
THE CLASH ? London Calling
A bunch of middle class punk chancers or the only band with something to say to come out of Britain during the late seventies? Well, on the evidence of London Calling it?s pretty much neither. […]

Robert Christgau In Two Parts:
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Robert Christgau In Two Parts:
1) For the lovers, the official Robert Christgau website is open for business, chock full of his hit-&-run Consumer Guide antics (along with other, longer, more considered pieces of prose).
2) For the haters, there[…]

Counter attack
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Counter attack: the Christmas party season and a hideous workload have served to nip the NYLPM renaissance in the bud rather – sorry about that, normal service etc. Here’s an article about the race for the Christmas No.1 to keep you in th[…]

WHICH ONE’S PINK?
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WHICH ONE’S PINK?
I have always been a firm believer in doing the work you love and loving the work you do. That’s why my CV includes spells as a librarian, a sensory deprivation engineer, and a special liason for the Metropolitan Police&[…]

BORE-BITAL
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BORE-BITAL
Male pattern baldness. Has there ever been a better sign of tedium in pop? Alopecia is just not a good sign in any band, lets pick off some examples. The grand Pooh-Bah of baldness would be Brian Eno o?course. He made Music For Airports. O[…]

Ethan P on Roots Manuva
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Ethan P on Roots Manuva: “Who gives a fuck about “ten pints of bitter?””. Well, not you Ethan, cuz being American you’re not old enough to drink it yet.
(Serious response – the Roots Manuva album is a bit overrated[…]

Got Your Money Shot
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Got Your Money Shot: sloppy, slippery, disappointing Village Voice piece on Britney (maybe there’s just not much to say about it, and her, any more?) – the increasingly common and cheap e-mail exchange format doesn’t help.
Almost e[…]

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Old – here’s a question I’d like people to answer.
We all get into bands or records or scenes – get excited about them, get passionate about them, live for them. That music becomes you, becomes part of you. There’s not […]

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