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Niche Appeal’s Fave 2019 Records

There should be no such thing as a “Best Of List”. People like what they like, and who is to say what was the best of anything for any given year? In the case of sites like Pitchfork and Stereogum,… Continue Reading →

“Scary People Saying Silly Shit”: Baxter Dury Steals Song Of The Year With “Slumlord”

No one’s gonna say anything very nice If you were forced, at knife point, to make a definitive prediction for 2020 that is 100% guaranteed to come true, then this right here would be it. And leave it to sleazy… Continue Reading →

Reviewing The Reviewers: Sophie Kemp Of Pitchfork Trashes Cigarettes After Sex

There may only be a few statements that Sophie Kemp gets right in her pearl-clutching, stiflingly conservative and puritanical review of this new Cigarettes After Sex album, Cry, but it’s an important one: There is a universe where this raciness… Continue Reading →

Polluted: The Grace Attalie Interview

Grace Attalie comes at you sideways with a classic smoky jazz torch singer vibe free and clear of the modern sound trappings that often dilute this particular genre in the present. Wind chimes? Check. Gently galloping bass? Check. Timpani rolls?… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s 20 Favorite Records of 2018

I’m not going to pretend that I listen to a whole lot of new music, nor do I strive to keep up with emerging trends and sounds. As a matter of fact, if it isn’t from that ultra-heady decade between… Continue Reading →

5 2018 Albums That Haven’t Gotten Enough Coverage: Dan Falatko Edition

Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier, Le Pacha: Lots of people were dissing on Record Store Day this year due to reasons I never bothered looking up, probably legitimate reasons, but that certainly didn’t stop RSD 2018 from dropping some way… Continue Reading →

Chanson Blues: Early Serge Gainsbourg Part 2

The first striking aspect about Serge Gainsbourg’s notoriously unheralded second album is the cover. Here sits a shockingly young and fresh-faced Serge, rocking a suit right out of an early Godard flick, fixing the camera with one of the coldest… Continue Reading →

Chanson Blues: Early Serge Gainsbourg Part 1

Of any celebrated recording artist of the past 60 years, there is no stylistic phase more neglected than Serge Gainsbourg’s first four records. This could be for a variety of reasons, each one posing as a serious stumbling block both… Continue Reading →

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