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ALBUM REVIEW: Oceania (Smashing Pumpkins)

20 Jun

Billy Corgan has always aimed high – and it’s not entirely his fault if he hasn’t always managed to get there in the past. After solo effort of ‘The Future Embrace’ effectively sank without trace, it’s not surprising that he chose instead to revive the behemoth brand of The Smashing Pumpkins. After all, there’s no doubt that people will at least buy a Pumpkins album, even if they end up hating it.

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EMI: Thanks for the Memories

20 Nov

EMI is no longer. Split into two and sold to both Sony and Universal, the “last truly British record company” is now extinct. Its history, however, will endure on vinyl and digitally. The company released some great records.  Forget the obvious for a moment (we’ll come back to those) and just think fondly about Art Brut, about The Decemberists’ “The Crane Wife”. About Gorillaz, and about REM’s earlier work.

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