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2002 – Best Year Ever!
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Interzone 2002
In 2002, nothing much happened. Again. Those fans and writers who like to plot pop history in eleven- or thirteen- or eight-year cycles were once more left looking like cultists, forever trudging up hills in search of an end of the wor[…]

Marianne Faithful-Love in the afternoon
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Marianne Faithful-Love in the afternoon
There are songs that seduce by raw power. Fuck me now back against the wall yowlings. They are fun enough, but often not very good, and often I think easier to write.
Then they are songs like this, songs th[…]

Download This! (2002) – 80 to 61
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Download This! (2002) – 80 to 61: hooray, back at home so part two of my end-of-year round-up can go up. Must dash, more soon.[…]

Thomas Bangalter and DJ Falcon – “So Much Love To Give”
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I know! I know I’ve made some massive claims for this record just about everywhere, not least on The Compass and ILM. But lets get less personal on this bitch and more musical. It strikes me now that So Much Love To Give actually sounds like wh[…]

Basement Jaxx – “Acid Love”
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Lets hope that Basement Jaxx never bother releasing a “regular” single. I suppose you can dance regularly to Acid Love but it really begs for you to jump up and down like a 4 year old at a Christmas party. In fact a mate of mine deserves […]

Madonna – Die Another Day
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The way that you can tell whether a pop song will last is how it interacts with an every day environment. If you find yourself hearing it in the mall shopping, or waiting for the doctor and think-I like that, it works.
I like the new Madonna single[…]

GONG!
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GONG!: So Neil Strauss wants you to believe that “the musical taste of the [United States] seems to have changed.” He supports this claim by listing all of the albums to have held the top position of the Billboard album charts in 2002. […]

Usually it takes me more then an hour to flee from
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Usually it takes me more then an hour to flee from the realtions banality into my own music, this year its exactly 34 minutes and I’m downstairs listening to the sex pistols. I blame it on a mix of popera and kenny g.[…]

UK Garage Highs’n’Lows of 2002
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UK Garage Highs’n’Lows of 2002 – from RWD magazine.[…]

Freaky Trigger’s 2002 Party
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Freaky Trigger’s 2002 Party finally kicks off with my vague ideas on the year in summary and my rather more specific list of my favourite 101 tracks this year – or the first 21, at least. Caution: this list is not definitive and does not […]

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