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All this has happened before. In fact, the streamingpocalypse first happened in the 1930s! Except then it was called radio, and during a depression. US sales of 100 million units in 1930 became jus…
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The overwhelming historical importance of the Beatles, and why Live At The Hollywood Bowl is revelatory
The trouble with the Beatles is not that they aren’t mindbogglingly important (they are) or indeed actually good (they are), it’s that you can’t get away from them even in 2016. They are actually s…
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Extended reminiscence with lots of photos and videos.
Rowland S. Howard plays his albatross “Shivers” on ABC TV Studio 22, 25 November 1999. The band is Rowland with Brian Hooper on bass, Mick Harvey on drums and Edward Clayton Jones on keyboard. And …
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AESTHETISCHE: “We Follow Blindly” — a well-executed synthpop single that improves with repeat plays. Very much on the techno end of the EBM spectrum; everything about this …
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a commemoration of the anniversary of #piggate
At approximately 10:20pm BST on Sunday the 20th of September, 2015, the image of the Daily Mail’s Monday front page hit Twitter. And Britain exploded.
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no episode of "Cunt" that week? I am disappoint.

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this is every bit as good an idea as you'd think.
In an attempt at the prize for most fatuous bureaucratic innovation of the decade, Arts Council England plans, against all non-conflicted recommendations, to impose a standardised numerical system …
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On a scale of 0 to 10, how many planets don't you want to live on any more?

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Crepuscule, Mark Reeder, Dominatrix, Pauline Black, the Fall
Michel Duval and various Crépuscule bands, Mark Reeder, Dominatrix, the non-white and non-male nature of punk and post-punk, the Fall and what to do with ex-punk survivor’s guilt.
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wind the schadenfreude back to 2001-2002
A few more recoveries, lovingly hand-ported from archive.org.
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quite the selection of secret histories
Pavarotti’s “Blitzkrieg Bop”, Kill Your Pet Puppy retrospective, a contemporary punk novel, Manchester punk history, Czechoslovak punk history, Scottish post-punk history and a c…
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ok ok it's been a busy day
It’s been a busy day, have an illustrious musician tweet.
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I picture the words in that picture meme being fed through a VCS3 and coming out sounding something like a dalek.
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“Black Native angular post-punk” is the most promising set of words you’ll hear today.
Black Native angular post-punk, psychedelic garage and some straight-up witch house.
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