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Favourite Things V

This was a card I was given for a birthday many years ago. I’ve had it nearby ever since. Credit to Simon Drew.

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Thirty or so rock critics from the US are asked to write a half dozen pages about an album they think has been overrated by either critics or the audience. Being rock critics they each pick a sacred cow and … Continue reading

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archaeology of disappointment

The early Beatle material is not hard to adore. There is a puppy like quality about the albums from Please Please Me to Beatles for Sale which has a surprising endurance, surprising given the pop core of the songs. These … Continue reading

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can’t love

Those records that I tended to overplay were usually the tapes I played repeatedly in my bedroom and on my walkman as a teenager. The most potent of these, the most wallowed in, was The Beatles Rubber Soul. I’m still … Continue reading

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