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Music Criticism As A Dating Metaphor

It’s getting harder to make a commitment…

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Japanese Music

Japanese hip-hop, noise music, J-Pop, and a whole lot more besides….

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Hip Hop’s Vanishing Sense of Community

A collective music based on allegiance to the ‘hood now belongs to remote and isolated solo stars

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Frankie Cosmos, and other sounds of whiteness

Some musical journeys in the worlds of white people….

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist: Bradford Cox of Deerhunter

Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist Pt 2: Galesburg, Revisited

Holding aloft a flickering torch for John Darnielle’s older stuff

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : London O’Connor, and others…

Songs of innocence, regret, anxiety, failure and punishing ennui…

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Loving the Songs of the Vulgar Boatmen

Good lyric writing can be a thing of wonder

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Sufjan Stevens

The Carrie and Lowell album is about trying to survive your family’s impact on you

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Willie Nelson

Looking back at 50 years of Nashville’s black sheep boy

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Arthur Russell

A tribute to the recently re-discovered innovator

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Bob Dylan himself, and by others

Some Dylan obscurities and cover versions to mark the release of the expanded Basement Tapes…

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Sleater-Kinney & other stuff

Remembering the greatest band in the whole wide world

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Blue Eyed & Soulful

From the Righteous Brothers to Yelawolf and beyond…

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Three Feet High & Rising

Celebrating 25 years of hip hop’s best-loved album

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Jackson C. Frank, Mark Kozelek

The love songs of the middle-aged mope

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Angel Olsen, William Tyler

Are you lonely too? Hi Five! So am I!

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Laneway, 2014

Likely highlights from the best on offer at Silo Park

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Deafheaven and Sunbather

This black metal / shoegaze hybrid is (almost) everyone’s pick as album of the year

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Listening To Breaking Bad

The use of music in Vince Gilligan’s great series

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Miley Cyrus, and Dancing About Architecture

Feet don’t fail my words

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Bobby Bland R.I.P., Laura Marling

Eagles may be high and free, but they’re also birds of prey

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Lil B, the Based God

The clown prince of hip hop comes to town

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Precious Bryant

Paying dues to the Piedmont style of blues

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Lee Moses, and Friends

More obscure soul music gems from the vaults

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Somewhere In Time

Celebrating the life and music of Gary Stewart

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Serengeti, Del Shannon, Lana Del Rey

Learning survival tactics from Brian Dennehy

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : The Spirit of Rockabilly

The sound of white trash contenders, from over 50 years ago…

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Music Gonna Shock You Like Electric

Celebrating Jamaica, and 50 years of independence

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Fiona Apple, appreciated

True, blue, and the art of getting over it

by Gordon Campbell


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