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Omargeddon #41: Omar Rodríguez-López & John Frusciante
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I bought the Omar Rodríguez-López & John Frusciante CD upon its re-release in 2012 through his partnership with the Sargent House label, eagerly anticipating a thick-cut shredfest capable of clearing the earwax of everyone within a 2-kilometre […]

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Omargeddon #40: Ciencia De Los Inútiles
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By now, it should be abundantly clear that owing to my total lack of even the most rudimentary understanding of music theory or technique, Omargeddon reviews are emotionally driven. As such, I’m forever trailed by a weird sense of, if not outright […]

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Omargeddon #39: The Clouds Hill Tapes Parts I, II & III
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Omar Rodríguez-López is famously prolific, so I knew at some point during this project that my to-review list would increase; my only surprise was that it wasn’t sooner. The Clouds Hill Tapes Parts I, II & III were released during Summer Lock[…]

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Omargeddon #38: Killing Tingled Lifting Retreats
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Every review I write is a quivering pile of jelly, andwith every ill-informed take, I sling another batch on an ooze mountainwhich is certain to eventually collapse, trapping me in its slimy prison,deafening in a crashing cacophony of colour.I can&#8[…]

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Omargeddon #37: El Bien y Mal Nos Une
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I am making a concerted effort to both seek and recognise joy, in whatever form it takes, as often as possible. As such, I am recognising the shit out of the sheer unmitigated joy experienced at the Mars Volta’s Troxy show and the ripples of yay th[…]

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Omargeddon #36: Calibration (Is Pushing Luck And Key Too Far)
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I waited ten years for a new Mars Volta record, and when it finally arrived, I began anticipating a follow-up ORL solo release. But wait – there’s more Volta! Que Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazón is a total reworking of the self-titled album as ac[…]

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With This Great News You Are Really Spoiling All Our Readers
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Welcome to the new look Freaky Trigger, which is now 3 sites in a server-shaped trenchcoat.

Popular – my ongoing reviews of UK Number 1 hits, which now has its own dedicated site.

The People’s Pop Polls – arriving from the flaming[…]

The Pollards Of Lop Episode 2: 1990
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Here’s the second episode of our monthly discussion around the Twitter People’s Pop Polls – in this instalment, I’m joined by Maura Johnston, Sarah Clarke and Steve Mannion to talk about 1990.

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The Pollards Of Lop Episode 1: Cover Versions
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Last month’s Twitter poll was about Cover Versions, and to accompany it, I was joined virtually by Cis, Mark and Pete to CAST THE PODS and talk about cover versions in general. And here it is.
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Omargeddon #1: Old Money
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Old Money is like a crazy quilt with no immediately discernible pattern upon first inspection. There’s so much happening, it’s impossible to take it on all at once. The riff-squares are stitched together with your typical rhythm section, plus woo[…]

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