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Track of the Week – Week Forty-Four

The lyrics, and River Cuomo’s bizarre and hilarious interpretation of them, are classic Weezer; nonsensical in places and generally very sharp and witty. Where else would you get references to meditating Fakirs, the Sears catalogue, and God using a microwave, all within 210 seconds? Cuomo also notes that the title of the track ‘[s]eemed like a big, mainstream-ish title but I knew I would be able to pull all kinds of weirdness out of it.’ Mission accomplished. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Forty-One

I chose to write about this song for many reasons, including my love for Eagles of Death Metal and Duran Duran. The original ‘Save A Prayer’ is my favourite Duran Duran song and is up there, for me, as one of the best songs of the 80s, hands down, so to hear another band I love take it on and do a brilliant job of it makes me really happy. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Thirty

Foals are gearing up to the release of their fourth album What Went Down in almost exactly a month’s time and if the quality of the first two songs released from it (‘What Went Down’ and the above) is any indication, the album will be immense. ‘What Went Down’ gripped me and got me a little excited, but upon hearing ‘Mountain At My Gates’ a lot of wee came out and I instantly proclaimed it the best pop song you’ll hear all year. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Twenty-Three

Frequent readers will know that I have been threatening to feature my band, Dirty Valuables, as a track of the week and the day has finally come! Obviously the format of this article will be slightly different, as I probably couldn’t write critically about my own music without sounding like a pompous tit, so here goes nothing. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Seventeen

The brevity and catchiness of the song will make it a live favourite for many years to come; just imagine yourself, sweating half to death in some faceless O2 McAdademy somewhere, screaming the refrain of ‘we don’t feel anything’, unheard in a hail of decibels. Sounds fucking brilliant doesn’t it? Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Fifteen

When I talk about game-changers in relation to rap, I mean albums like The Chronic, Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt and The College Dropout. Does To Pimp A Butterfly fit into this category? A cursory Google search would suggest so, with ‘to pimp a butterfly game changer’ returning 774,000 results. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Eleven

Something about the grittiness of the song gives me a feeling of intimacy with the band; the way the song ebbs and then bursts into life in a hail of drums and screams. Continue reading

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