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Cigarettes After Sex: Ambient Pop or Slowcore?

According to the band’s press packet, Cigarettes After Sex is “an ambient pop group based out of Brooklyn, NY.” Isn’t “ambient pop” an oxymoron? Ambient music is supposed to fade into the background, create a mood without calling attention to itself, while pop music aspires to be unignorable, to get stuck in your head. 150 more words

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Music by Bergman: The Away Days

Mestre Bergman travelled to Turkey to discover a new band. Istanbul band The Away Days released two singles from their debut album (due out in 2017) earlier this year, along with playing their first European headline tour.  39 more words

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Interpretation and Prediction

The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand. (Ian Curtis, Joy Division, Heart and Soul)

Even this is projection in both directions.

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Album Review: Joy Division - An Ideal For Living EP

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An Ideal For Living is Joy Division’s mostly discarded and forgotten debut release. At a glance, this EP is nothing but a straight forward generic English punk rock release that does not hold a torch to the studio albums of Joy Division. 667 more words

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Unpopular Opinion: The Sex Pistols' Manchester Gig, On This Day in 1976

On June 4, 1976, the Sex Pistols played their legendary gig in Manchester, a concert that approximately 40 people attended. It seems that hundreds have claimed to have been there, as it was legendary. 611 more words

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CHARGED PARTICLES.....HERE'S JONNY!!!!!! (1)

A NEW GUEST SERIES FROM JONNY THE FRIENDLY LAWYER

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I don’t have a music blog of my own but I gather I have something in common with JC and the regular contributors that do: Like you lot I was always the guy people asked to make mix tapes (and, later, playlists) for parties, trips, birthdays, etc. 261 more words

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