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Seeking Pleasure

COUNTRY REVIVALS, LIKE THOSE OF PSYCHEDELIA and the fortunes of Crystal Palace FC, come and go with such monotonous regularity that it's impossible to...

UNKLE : Psyence Fiction

This could have all gone very wrong. It's Lodger's third ever live show, and you can just hear the mean-spirited scuttling out from their...

Stooping To Fit

JOHN AND PAUL TROTTED out some passable tunes, but, let's face it, Ringo was the real visionary talent in The Beatles. As early as...

The Less You Have, The More You Are

DRENCHED IN DUB, intoxicated by clubby beats, infatuated by soul and secretly still in love with rock, The Aloof are a group of DJs,...

XO

LISTEN: THIS IS WHAT THE MUSIC business sounds like. The chatter of managers and A&Rs and precious, elusive 'talent'. The blips of ex-directory numbers...

Rufus Wainwright

NOT WISHING TO DAMN WITH FAINT PRAISE OR ANYTHING, but this has got some great string arrangements. Drafting in Nick Drake associate Robert Kirby...

Precious Falling

NOW THIS IS POST-ROCK. QUITE literally, as it happens. For, as Metrotone, Bristolian John Brenton and his Edinburgh-based partner, Anthony Harding, make their music...

A Tune A Day

WHEN ELLIOTT SMITH FIRST shuffled from the shadows, there was some doubt that the planet really needed another sensitive singer-songwriter chronicling the lot of...

The Big Bang 1998 – A Label Collective

IT ALWAYS SPOILS OUR DELICATELY manufactured stereotypes when a famous musician's offspring turns out to possess a modicum of talent themselves. Yet another hapless...

29/8/98

THERE IS MUCH CONJECTURE surrounding 'Deserter's Songs', the forthcoming Mercury Rev album - in particular its protracted gestation - but it seems even certain...
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