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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 →

Five Tracks On The Verve’s “Urban Hymns” That Are Better Than “Bittersweet Symphony”

We at Niche Appeal headquarters are just as chuffed as the next bloke that Sir Mick and Keef, in a heartening display of twilight years empathy, have finally allowed the “Bittersweet Symphony” rights to slip from their jaundiced grip and… Continue Reading →

From The Vaults: A Track-By-Track Review of The Rolling Stones’ 1976 Oddball Classic “Black And Blue”

When it comes to The Stones and their post-Exile ’70s output, anyone who cares about such things seems to always point to Some Girls as the classic platter that redefined the aging empire’s sound and vision, taking on disco and… Continue Reading →

Record Review: The Cinelli Bothers, “Babe, Please Set Your Alarm”

Say hello to the truly dynamite Cinelli Bothers, who trade in an against-the-current-grain oldschool blues that hits home in truly refreshing fashion. Marco, 33 wields his Eastwood axe like an swamp prowler while Alessandro, 29, handles the kit like a… Continue Reading →

Traveling Music For Those Standing Still: Swervedriver, Future Ruins

For those who can’t pick up on cosmic vibrations from Oxford Town, please know that there is a truly excellent new record from Swervedriver that was launched into the stratosphere last week. Future Ruins finds the Swervies leaning away from the… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume 2: “Candy And A Currant Bun”

“Candy And A Currant Bun” by Pink Floyd, Released March 10th, 1967 I know, I know, it’s tough to imagine Syd Barrett as a sexual being. This is mostly due to the press he’s received, both during his run with… Continue Reading →

For Lovers and Loners Only: An Exploration of Flowers, The Rolling Stones’ Most Romantic and Maligned Album

The Flowers album was for loners and lovers only. It provided a tight backdrop for a lot of decadent fantasy. —Patti Smith Long dismissed as a cash grab hodgepodge of unreleased tracks and singles hastily released to capitalize on the… Continue Reading →

Altamont: A Musical Review

Rest in peace to Meredith Hunter. The sacrificial lamb of the ’60s. He is easy to identify in the Maysles Brothers footage that made up the Gimme Shelter movie due to his psychedelic green suit, hovering on the edge of… Continue Reading →

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