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Bank Holiday Sounds
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Bank Holiday Sounds: I am in a good mood this weekend, and it’s time to share it with you. Download this song (2.5MB) and see how you feel. This is not some kind of evil trick.[…]

Sasha Frere-Jones guest-posts at Fluxblog
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Sasha Frere-Jones guest-posts at Fluxblog and raises some really interesting questions about repetition, formula, and ‘badness’ in music. The comments box, delightfully, lives up to them.[…]

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THE SQUARE TABLE 13 / The Libertines – “Can’t Stand Me Now?”
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THE SQUARE TABLE 13 / The Libertines – “Can’t Stand Me Now?”
Pop Factor: 510
“How can anyone still get it up for this?” asked Blissblog a bit ago. Good question. Listening to this I can’t help thinking of wh[…]

Glad It’s All Over
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Glad It’s All Over: Where have I been? Off for one last – well, maybe – fling with ILM, having fun on the Top 100 Albums of the 00s thread (plus the tracks one which you should find quite easily). I knew the results three weeks ago […]

Law of Averages
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Law of Averages
Reviewing new album Showtime in the Guardian today, Dorian Lynskey comments that ‘ Too often [Dizzee Rascal] dwells on internecine squabbles of which the average listener knows, and cares, little’. Which raises some fascin[…]

Minor Public Service Announcement
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Minor Public Service Announcement
Freaky Trigger favourites Big & Rich’s Horse Of A Different Color album gets its official UK release on the 6th of September.[…]

A challenge for the research-oriented
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A challenge for the research-oriented — this question came up elsewhere but as an answer couldn’t be found, I bring it to you: is there a service or webpage or the like which lets you know what albums are in print? Something like the Al[…]

Thanks to all the people who replied to the ‘stats help wanted’ post
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Thanks to all the people who replied to the ‘stats help wanted’ post – I have enough data to work with now, and can get to work on the exciting graphs and charts. Though first indications are that they won’t be all THAT exciti[…]

Harder Better Faster Stronger
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Harder Better Faster Stronger
WANTED! Songs with a thematic/lyrical/whatever connection to an Olympic sport – a specific sport please not just ‘sports’ or ‘the Olympics’.
Nothing totally obscure thanks.
If you are readin[…]

Who says there is nothing new in this world?
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Who says there is nothing new in this world? Who says the internet has finally failed in its mission to occasionally surprise one. I give you EIGHTIES POP TAROT CARDS. The reasoning behind the various choices to represent their cards show a favouring[…]

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