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Flashback: Arcade Fire, Funeral (2004)

Let’s get something out in the open from the get go: the Grammys are not an indicator of musical talent. As most should have discovered by now, most awards ceremonies are dictated by a ferocious combination  of bureaucracy and corruption, … Continue reading

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Flashback: The Horrors, Primary Colours (2009)

It’s a symbol of the times that the first time I listened to The Horrors’ Primary Colours in full, it was via a free stream on NME.com. Now before everyone gets their panties in a bunch over mentioning that magazine, … Continue reading

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Flashback: Fantômas, The Director’s Cut (2001)

I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with the work of one Mike Patton. From Faith No More to Mr Bungle, solo albums and soundtracks, I’ve followed his career with the intense interest of a sniffer dog. To all … Continue reading

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Flashback: Pulp, Different Class (1995)

In the most sacrilegious of admissions, I got into Pulp through a greatest hits collection. Their Hits collection to be precise. It was after hearing Common People on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and realising I was missing a huge chunk … Continue reading

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Flashback: Bright Eyes, Letting Off The Happiness (1998)

Letting Off The Happiness is gloriously shambolic, sonically courageous and lyrically stunning. The fact that it was created by a teenager is a mere footnote.
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Flashback: The Jesus & Mary Chain, Darklands (1987)

This seminal Scottish band’s second record recalls dozens of pleasant memories for me; everything from riding the train in the rain with April Skies blasting in my ears, to sitting in my bedroom on a humid afternoon listening to Deep One Perfect Morning. Continue reading

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