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Groupthink and Other Painful Reflections on ​Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

TOPY and Genesis P-Orridge's knowing adoption of cult iconography and organizing principles quickly slid from satiric emulation to full embrace -- and we all went along with it.

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The Casket Girls: True Love Kills the Fairy Tale

You know how every John Hughes soundtrack has that one left-field New Wave song in the middle of the latter half? The Casket Girls turned that song into an album.

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Annabelle's Garden: Time's No Measure (1987 - 1993)

For each thing that approaches near-diamond status in terms of having a catchy hook, there are two or three or four pieces that are nothing but lumps of coal.

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Light Asylum: Light Asylum

Based on its individual components, Light Asylum is pretty excellent. However, when conglomerated into a cohesive whole, a rut of repetition plagues what is otherwise a noteworthy debut.

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Sam Mickens: Slay & Slake

"Dark", "mysterious", boring.

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Out of the Dark and Into the Light: The Horrors and 'Skying'

Do what thy wilt shall be the whole of the law -- the Horrors are making up their own rules, and it shows strongly in their recently-released third album, Skying.

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The Raveonettes: Raven in the Grave

If the Raveonettes of yore were Tarantino flick knives, bubble gum, and Ray Bans, they're now the decaying beauty and warped nightmares of David Lynch.

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Your Ultimate Goth Anthem: The Sisters of Mercy's "Temple of Love"

Halloween is coming, so don't forget to cue up one of goth's most overblown anthems to foster the proper gloom-and-doom vibe.

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Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Diane Birch

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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Cold Cave: Love Comes Close

The thing about Cold Cave is, not only are they indie rock stars, but they’ve got pilots’ licenses. Imagine that!

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The Black Heart Procession: Six

Still bleak after all these years, the Black Heart Procession has failed to, well, proceed much.

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Post Honeymoon: Post Honeymoon

Post Honeymoon's debut of retro goth club music isn't the disc you'll break out at your next party -- unless that party involves a casket.

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Art Imitates Death

One of the misconceptions that Graeme Thomson deals with in his book I Shot a Man in Reno is that music about death is somehow out of the norm. In fact, death finds its way into pretty much every type of music.

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Bauhaus: Go Away White

The men of Bauhaus bring closure to the band and the genre they spawned.

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Veil Veil Vanish: Into a New Mausoleum

Sure, Veil Veil Vanish sounds like the Cure, but at least they do a good job at it.

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