Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lavender Diamond – Oh No

When will I love again? A simple question. And one that the heartbroken always ask themselves when they’ve had their hearts broken. Over and over again. Advertisements

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Gene Chandler – Duke of Earl

As nonsense love songs go, this is one of the strangest and best. Steeped in Doo-Wop (though a little late to be classed as proper Doo-Wop) through it’s “Dook, dook, dook of Earl” backing and the yearning lead vocal, it’s … Continue reading

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Echo and The Bunnymen – The Cutter

I’ve been listening to this song for 30 years now and I still have no idea what it’s about. At the time of its release I assumed it was about something deep, given that lead singer Ian McCulloch was obviously … Continue reading

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Kitty Pryde- Okay Cupid

A teenage girl declaring her love for, and wasting her time on, a real loser. That is: your typical teenage boy. What I like about it is that, although she knows the object of her desire is a bit of … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber – Die In Your Arms

Part of his ongoing attempt to market himself as a grown up, this is Bieber reaching for the adults and critics at the same time as dragging his teenage fans along with him. His manager described Die In Your Arms … Continue reading

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Paul Weller – Find The Torch, Burn The Plans

I’d previously always struggled with Weller. I never really cared for The Jam or The Style Council and most of his solo stuff left me cold. Recently, however, I’ve been making efforts to rectify this, to find out if I’ve … Continue reading

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Usher – Climax

Usher agonising over the inevitable end of a relationship with a stunning vocal backed by a superbly restrained Diplo production (full of squelches and beeps, stabs of bass, drums, piano and waves of synths that threaten to soar off but … Continue reading

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