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Sluts, Opportunists and Martin Amis – The Pregnant Widow

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

A lot of people are cynical about the sexual revolution. Most acknowledge that the new set of sex and dating rules has produced ‘confusion’. Some go so far as to label it ‘anarchy’ that will ‘destroy society’. We are told that women can have sex like men if they want to – that consenting adults […]

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Sinead O’Connor – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

There’s a quote, from an article that Germaine Greer wrote back in the 70s,which springs back in to my mind continuously when listening to certain albums: “When Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho the walls came tumbling down. That’s revelation. The holy Ghost talking. So it can be done. The way to crack a mirror or shiver […]

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Hurling the little streets on the great – Gorbaciof

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

While everyone’s getting caught up in the buzz about The Artist, I have a shameful confession to make:  silent movies have always bored the bunions off of me – as a child I gnashed my teeth in despair when Charlie Chaplin or, god forbid, Harold Lloyd came on the television. That’s not to write off […]

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Mute Points: A Love Letter to Silent Artists

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I remember the first time I saw Nosferatu. I was 15 and in the full throws of gothic angst – complete with importance, poetry and pianos. The dramatic German Expressionist stylings of Murnau’s Carpathian landscape, therefore, offered the ideal genre –especially when it came to an extremely teen-friendly subject…..vampires. Made in 1921 in the extremely […]

(Come on feel the) Illinoise – Sufjan Stevens

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Sufjan Stevens’ second album as part of his 50 great states project. Illinoise is, dare we say it, a ‘concept’ album.

You Can Buy Me Elle Ven

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Groovetronics from Ellee Ven

Ballad of the Broken Seas – Isobell Campbell & Mark Lannegan

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Mercury prize nominated album of duets, written by Isobell Campbell, one-time member of Belle and Sebastian, with Mark Lannegan.

Co. Sligo – The Might Regis

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The Monkesy tap their feet drunkenly to this punk-celt band, but remain unmoved the morning after.

Halos and Pitchforks – Tom Vella and the Wayside

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Impressive debut from New Jersey band following in the footsteps of Springsteen and Dave Matthews.

Cellar Door – John Vanderslice

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Former MK Ultra frontman, and studio wizard John Vanderslice with his fourth solo album. Mixing lush sounds with songs about torture, drugs, and the family.

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