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Tuesday, January 18 2011

Part 1: From Admiral Radley to Glasser

The three-day 2010 edition of Slipped Discs kicks off with the folk rock of Blitzen Trapper, the collaboration of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the timeless pop of Crowded House, the brilliant hip-hop of Drake, and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.


Wednesday, September 24 2003

Banged Up But Still Unbreakable: Comes With the Fall

PopMatters Music Critic Michael Christopher uncovers the drive that keeps Comes With the Fall going -- DIY style.


Columns

Thursday, October 1 2009

On the Sixth Day God Created Man...Chester: Part Three

Manchester's working class population showed the world that trade unions can resist authority. Such solidarity and class consciousness is heard in the arrogant sneers of the Stone Roses and Oasis.


Reviews

Wednesday, May 22 2013

The Fall: Re-Mit

Mark E. Smith's production reveals a band determined to explore its denser, edgy, introverted character. The songs burrow down and hunker close. You approach them; they do not reach out to you. As with nearly all of the Fall, this album does what it wants to do, forcing the listener to submit to its terms.


Sunday, December 4 2011

The Fall: Ersatz G.B.

The preparation of deceptively simple rock band ingredients sustains a firm, weighty and smooth direction that rarely wavers or wobbles.


Thursday, May 6 2010

The Fall: Your Future Our Clutter

Whether it's a return to form or the last hurrah, Your Future Our Clutter is the best Fall album in over two decades.


Tuesday, March 27 2007

The Fall: Reformation Post T.L.C

Mark E. Smith has previously thrived on conflict and controversy, but this time the fallout from yet another dramatic line-up change has resulted in one of the Fall's more disappointing releases.


Tuesday, November 29 2005

The Fall: Fall Heads Roll

Punk's last lone standing band of any repute returns with an infectious record that secures their certain doom.


Blogs

Monday, June 7 2010

Mark E. Smith and Shuttleworth - "England's Heartbeat" (Unofficial World Cup Anthem)

In a play to be his nation's saving grace, hall-of-fame curmudgeon Mark E. Smith gets all soft and sentimental over…World Cup soccer -- er,


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