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Anything but a speedy romp, Stephin Merritt’s typically acute lyrics – “What a waste of all those years/What a waste of all those tears” – would leave you sobbing into…

Following the quixotic genre specialising of 2008’s ‘Distortion’ (arch feedback) and 2010’s ‘Realism’ (arch folk), ‘Love At The Bottom Of The Sea’ finds Stephin Merritt re-adjusting his skinny tie and…

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The soft-shoe companion to 2008’s hard-soled, feedback-drenched ‘[b]Distortion[/b]’, ‘[b]Realism[/b]’ uses virginal Judy Collins albums as its jump-off point. But with this still being the work of [b]MF[/b]’s mainman [b]Stephin Merritt[/b],…

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It’s a term bandied about the rock world as loosely as ‘Pete’s 100 per cent clean and he’ll definitely be there’, but what truly constitutes a ‘musical genius’? Consistently peerless…

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