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Steve Rhodes

Member Since Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Last here Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Last post 19 Jun 2019

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12 Jun 2019

ah fantastic. The band I saw support them in Wellington was Looma, who were a bit more shoegazing but were still great, and the only other post/prog/metal band I was aware of at the time were Avotor who were pretty good too from memory.

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11 Jun 2019

Thanks Warwick. I was fortunate to come across them when in New Zealand back in 2003/4 (thanks to their (sadly now defunct) C4 music channel) and saw them in Wellington too and they were phenomenal live.

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30 May 2019

I agree with Bob re MBV though I'm not a fan of it at all, it just sounds pale in comparison to their previous glorious output and sadly feels very dated for me. Was not too keen on the Loop or Lush releases either. The Slowdive record though was excellent and glad to see Asobi Seksu's brilliant 'Citrus' and Blonde Redhead's superb '23' on here. Plus great to see a lot of excellent, rather unknown stuff on here, such as Hazel English, Infinity Girl, Deafcult, Fog Lake, Savage Sister, Westkust and A Shoreline Dream (the latter who I've been a big fan of for years!).

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28 Apr 2019

surprised how 'Low' you've got Secret Name - such an important record in their development as equally as good as Things We Lost In The Fire - FWIW here's my listing: 1. Secret Name 2. Things We Lost In The Fire 3. Ones And Sixes (I reviewed this one and C'mon for Soundblab) and this is one that has improved a lot over time for me! 4. I Could Live In Hope 5. C'mon 6. Double Negative 7. The Invisible Way 8. Trust 9. Drums and Guns 10. The Curtain Hits The Cast 11. Long Division 12. The Great Destroyer

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25 Mar 2019

my two sonic cents... 1. Goo 2. Sister 3. Dirty 4. EVOL 5. Murray St 6. Experimental 7. The Eternal 8. Washing Machine 9. Daydream Nation 10. Sonic Nurse 11. Bad Moon Rising 12. Rather Ripped 13. Thousand Leaves 14. The Whitey Album 15. Confusion Is Sex 16. NYC

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12 Mar 2019

Top 2 total agreement - always thought Kiss Me.. was too sprawling and inconsistent so would rank it a bit lower for me but pretty much would rank every other album in the same places

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12 Dec 2018

What a fantastic review of the Greatest album of all time. Well researched and beautifully articulated. Excellent work Howard !!!

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24 Jun 2018

they are excellent live - we only got 30 minutes of them when they supported GYBE last year and were just getting going - but they were well worth the long wait to finally see them!!!

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17 Jan 2018

Nice article. I've been a fan of Carsick Cars from Beijing ever since I saw them at ATP 10 years ago - who gave a brilliant Sonic Youth influenced performance and their albums have been excellent too . From nearby Taiwan Skip Skip Ben Ben are another great band that I recommend!

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11 Jan 2018

that's a shame - I've never previously heard of the Prids until I caught 'Summer Cult' on DKFM and thought it was an excellent song, similar in ethos to other West Coast bands such as Chasms, and was hoping for more of the same from the rest of the album!

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