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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Morrissey - Satan Rejected My Soul

Released: 1997
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This is from the somewhat underrated 1997 album, Maladjusted.

I like these lyrics - Morrissey carting round his soul to whoever will take it. The ultimate snub - even Satan isn't interested.

Musically, it's a rollicking upbeat number with a great catchy central riff.

All in all, a superior Moz track.

8/10

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Britney Spears - DFA Demo Track



Released: Never
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Most of the time I want to listen to white boys whining about not getting laid but every now and again I need a fix of gay disco pop.

This is song fulfills that need.

8/10

Regina Spektor - Samson



Released: 2002
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Beautiful.

8/10

Friday, February 10, 2006

Scott Walker - Farmer in the City



Released: 1995
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Okay, so you’ve come across some music nerds, right? And they always crap on about how weird their music tastes are because they have got the original Boards of Canada LP and how they “are really getting into Trout Mask Replica” or some shit.

Well, I present to you the ultimate musical snob trump card. This album (Tilt) is by far the most out there piece of listenable music that no one’s ever heard of.

It’s also fucking brilliant.

Enjoy.

9/10

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Morrissey - I Will See You In Far Off Places

Released: 2006
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Here's the opening track from the new Morrissey album, mischievously leaked on to the interwebs 2 months ahead of official release.

Upon first listen, one is first struck by the unexpected eastern/arabian soundscape. Is this Moz moving in new musical directions? (shudder). Nope. The use of the gimmick becomes immediately apparent as the lyrics unfold - for the 2nd album in a row, Moz has decided to kick proceedings off with a (slightly ambiguous) anti-USA political bent.

Yea, it's another vainglorious, self-contradictory, mid-tempo chugging epic in typical pithy Moz fashion. What were you expecting, the fucken Arctic Monkeys?

6/10

Monday, February 06, 2006

Peter Gabirel - Through The Wire



Delegated Review
Released: 1980
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I don’t like this. It’s a combination of the awful guitar sound, the dreary drumming and the way Gabriel keeps singing WOOOOOIIIIIIYYYYYEEEEERRRR makes up for one big bowl of suck.

3/10

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Annie - Heartbeat

Released: 2004
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I'd hit it.

8/10