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Metz - "Eraser" (Singles Going Steady)

If you buy one single about stationery this week, it should be this Jawbox-esque lesson in tension and release.

Paul Duffus: If you buy one single about stationery this week, it should be this Jawbox-esque lesson in tension and release. It wears its influences heavily but, with an opening riff that fizzes wildly like a firework let off in a telephone box, who's complaining? [8/10]

Dustin Ragucos: This is like listening to a live performance from a really bad space at a music festival. That said, this is one of the more bland examples of noise rock to be heard in a while. [4/10]

John Garratt: I don't want to be that guy who says that there are bands twice METZ's collective age that pack more edge and substance into a three-minute rock song, but... there are. [3/10]

The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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