Tag: MTV


  • Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet

    Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet

    Moving through crowded Edinburgh with a friend, we talked as fast as we walked, trying to make it to Patisserie Valerie for dinner. I hadn’t seen Roy in a while and we were discussing our favourite things which were writing, music, and Doctor Who. At some point, we got our subjects tangled up. “Matthew Sweet’s […]

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  • Garbage by Garbage

    Garbage by Garbage

    Nineteen Ninety-Six was a year where I was slowly starting to form myself through music and art. Before that, music was something I listened to for enjoyment, something in the charts I bought because it was popular and catchy. The bands I’d inherited from my dad (The Smiths, The Cure, The Slits, Siouxsie And The […]

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  • Aurora Gory Alice by Letters To Cleo

    Aurora Gory Alice by Letters To Cleo

    Letters To Cleo are brilliant and this is my favourite album they did. Let’s take a quick look at how I found them – and how long I had to pause the tape to see their name in the credits!

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  • The Kim Gordon Fan Club

    The Kim Gordon Fan Club

    Kim Gordon is an idol of mine. Read on to find out why.

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  • Benefactor by Romeo Void

    Benefactor by Romeo Void

    Let’s have it right: no other band sound, or made sounds like Romeo Void. It isn’t just the saxophone or the synths. Romeo Void had something else that set it apart from other songwriters and musicians – her name is Debora Iyall and her writing was fundamentally rooted in poetry, while her appearance was striking […]

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  • Gran Turismo by The Cardigans

    Gran Turismo by The Cardigans

    Sometimes a band are so good that they fear their greatness and run away from it, only to encounter a different sort of glory. The Cardigans were always brilliant. Completely, wholly amazing. Their first three albums brimmed with beautifully crafted pop that left the listener warm and happy because the music never failed to sound…wholesome. […]

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  • Songs To Lose Your Wig Over: Tape Loop by Morcheeba

    Tape Loop is a downtempo masterpiece of mood and atmosphere. I say that with complete confidence. Whenever I listen to it, I reckon it sounds like the most ‘90s song ever. Yet other times, it sounds like a time we haven’t quite reached. It melds so many elements into one track, yet it sounds unfussy. […]

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  • The Arthur Nersesian Fan Club

    The Arthur Nersesian Fan Club

    Some authors are so good that I’ll literally drop whatever I’m doing to rush off to a bookshop so I can get their latest novel. However, it isn’t always that easy, if only because not all bookshops stock the authors I stalk. One example is Arthur Nersesian. I love his fiction ardently. His writing style […]

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  • Adore by Smashing Pumpkins

    Adore by Smashing Pumpkins

    There are certain opinions enshrined in music journalism by music journalists. For the most part their thoughts remain unchallenged, unchanged. These edicts have been chipped into the rock of rock music itself. You know what I’m talking about, of course. Nevermind is the best Nirvana album. Blur won the battle, Oasis won the war. Sgt […]

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  • Riot Grrrls. Diet Grrrls. Who Really Gives A F**k?

    Riot Grrrls. Diet Grrrls. Who Really Gives A F**k?

    It started with Shampoo, a band whose bratty attitude and shouty vocals made me want to stay out too late and hitch a lift home on a milk truck. Except the local dairy farm went bankrupt and I wasn’t allowed out too late in case I accidentally walked into a fight between The Greenfaulds Stab […]

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