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Scream
NMC17

April 26th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Scream NMC17 It’s impossible to discuss No More Censorship without pointing out that Dave Grohl was the drummer, though there are many popular misconceptions that

The Langley Schools Music Project
Innocence & Despair

March 8th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

The Langley Schools Music Project Innocence & Despair There are things you can’t predict: the return of the Flat Earth Society, “raw water,” Three 6 Mafia winning an Oscar, etc. In that vein, who would think

Spiny Normen
Spiny Normen

February 27th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Spiny Normen Spiny Normen Spiny Normen didn’t know what they were doing; just one listen to the band’s self-titled album will confound and stupefy anyone trying to make sense of it all. This

Various Artists
C88

November 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Various Artists C88 That more than 30 years later it’s still possible to describe a band’s sound aesthetically as “C86” is a tribute to the lasting cultural impact of the humble

Various Artists
Silhouettes & Statues

July 23rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Various Artists Silhouettes & Statues As I was reminded recently when I saw someone wearing black lipstick and black clothes reading a book called So Sad Today on the subway, it’s possible to be

Various Artists
Synthesize the Soul

April 12th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Various Artists Synthesize the Soul While a working understanding of the varied diaspora of the Cape Verde islands in the context of late 20th century post-colonial Africa and pre-EU

The Human League
A Very British Synthesizer Group

March 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | 2 Comments »

The Human League A Very British Synthesizer Group When thinking of the musical revolution of the mid-70s, we tend to remember the bristling, guitar-led punk coup spearheaded by the

David Bowie
Legacy

December 15th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

David Bowie Legacy After David Bowie passed away in January, Nothing Has Changed jumped to number five on the U.K. charts and number 57 on Billboard’s Top 200

Arab Strap
Arab Strap

December 4th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Arab Strap Arab Strap It’s been 10 years since Arab Strap called it quits, and it’s probably safe to say that, at least on this side of the pond, there hasn’t been an increased interest in the

Adam and the Ants
Kings of the Wild Frontier

August 29th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Adam and the Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier Throughout his career, the always-flamboyant Adam Ant has tried out a number of styles—both with his music and fashion choices. Collecting each and every