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Remembering Genesis P-Orridge
(February 22nd, 1950 — March 14, 2020)

Throbbing Gristle. From left: Sleazy, Genesis, Cosey, and Chris.

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Visual artist, composer, singer, DJ, and general architect of chaos Genesis P-Orridge passed away on March 14, 2020. The Dissident Right shares a surprising amount of common ground with the counterculture icon — and owes some of its aesthetics and methods to them [1] as well.

Born February 22nd, 1950 in Manchester, Neil Andrew Megson adopted the name Genesis P-Orridge — a woo-ish corruption of the word “porridge” — while living in London. Read more …

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Morrissey’s I Am Not a Dog on a Chain

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How many times do we have to teach you this lesson, old man?

Morrissey, our favorite gay (postulated) racist (dismissed) vegan (confirmed), released his 13th solo album today, March 20th, 2020. It is called I Am Not a Dog on a Chain, which is a fantastic example of just how kneecapped the self-awareness of the rich and famous can be. Read more …

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Burzum’s Thulêan Mysteries

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Thulêan Mysteries is the 13th album released by infamous Varg Vikernes under his working name Burzum. Mysteries comes after Vikernes previously stated that he was finished recording under the Burzum name. To that effect, Mysteries is a collection of tracks that Vikernes has been working on since his last album that were not intended for release as a cohesive unit. Read more …

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Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young’s Déjà Vu

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Déjà Vu, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s first recording as a quartet, was released on this day, March 11th, in 1970. It was greeted with a mixed reception by critics at the time of its release, but has since come to be included in innumerable “best of” lists and is frequently cited as the best work of the group. Taken as a whole, Déjà Vu displays impressive attention to detail and warm, friendly tone, but similarly lacks Read more …

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50 Years of “Cat Food”

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King Crimson’s “Cat Food” was originally released in 1970. It’s a chaotic, piano-centric slice of pop fun that helped cement King Crimson’s image in the eyes of the public as being capable of more than dreary ruminations on dying or losing your mind, as their highly-acclaimed 1969 album In the Court of the Crimson King mostly focused on. Read more …

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Death in June’s The Rule of Thirds

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Released 12 years ago yesterday, March 3rd, 2008, Death in June’s The Rule of Thirds is a somber and introspective record that tussles with the concepts of aging and death, love lost, and the decay of the surrounding world. It’s recorded in the characteristic stripped-back, solemn, guitar-centric style of Douglas Pearce, Death in June’s sole constant member, Read more …

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Real Estate’s The Main Thing

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The Main Thing, the fifth studio album from the corduroy indie band Real Estate, was released today, February 28, 2020. It contains some of their most mature work yet, coupled with a healthy attitude towards introducing more complex synthesizer work and poetic lyricism for an album that can be beautiful in its feather-lightness. Read more …

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Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die”

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Eilish. Billie Eilish.

Never afraid to wring every drop of money out of a pop sensation, this is who the film industry is having sing the theme to the new James Bond film, No Time to Die. The media is billing this interestingly; the New York Times covered the song with glowing praise and a mention of Eilish being the youngest person to ever record a Bond theme. Read more …

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Grimes’ Miss Anthropocene

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Miss Anthropocene is the fifth full-length release of Canadian avant-pop songstress Claire Boucher, known professionally as Grimes, and it’s considerably darker than much of her previous work. This is fitting — Grimes has stated that the concept of Miss Anthropocene, a triple-entendre, is that of an “anthropomorphic goddess of climate change.” If this sounds like a bunch of woo nonsense to you, you’d be (mostly) correct. Read more …

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One Day as a Lion

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Rage Against the Machine is going on a reunion tour. How unexpected! The highlight of this roadshow, which they are calling the “Public Service Announcement” Tour, will be a series of dates played in or near infamous American border towns like San Antonio, Las Cruces, Phoenix, and the band’s hometown of Los Angeles. Read more …

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Valentine’s Day Special:
Alessandra Mussolini’s Amore

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It’s February 14th, and love is in the air. What better way to soundtrack today’s romantic escapades than with Alessandra Mussolini — the granddaughter of Il Duce himself — and her sultry, Japanese-released city-pop record, Amore?

Released in 1982 exclusively for the Japanese market, Read more …

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#SASGate

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Talk about backfiring.

Flag-carrying Scandinavian Airlines, commonly known by their initials SAS, released a short video advertisement on YouTube this Monday. It was entitled: “What is truly Scandinavian?” Well, if you ask SAS, nothing. Read more …

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Iggy & the Stooges’ Raw Power

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Iggy and the Stooges released the proto-punk slammer Raw Power on this day, February 7th, in 1973. It’s a raw, aggressive record that set the tone for genres as diverse in sound and era as punk, hardcore, grunge, and metal. Raw Power is also an early example of the importance of mixing and the dangers — or benefits — of studio control being handed to musicians.  Read more …

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Squarepusher’s Be Up a Hello

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Tom Jenkinson, the Warp Records mainstay better known as Squarepusher, released his 15th studio album on January 30th. It’s called Be Up a Hello, likely a reference to the old days of game controller cheat code combinations, and it marks a return to Jenkinson’s old production methods. Read more …

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Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead

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Few recording groups in human history have left behind a wholly worthless legacy. But then there’s the Grateful Dead, who are remarkable for their ability to poison an entire music scene with their catalog of half-baked, consumerizing, milquetoast wannabe-radical jam band masturbation — and then get praised by music journalists from 1960 to 2020.

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Billie Eilish’s WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

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Billie Eilish is the youngest person to ever be awarded Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, for her debut effort WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? [1] At just 18, she swept the ceremonies, earning over 60 awards in categories that ranged from Best New Artist to Best Song. Read more …

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Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats

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One of the first albums to be recorded on 16-track tape, Hot Rats spawned a jazz standard, a sprawling meditation on prostitution, and some of Captain Beefheart’s best vocal work outside of Trout Mask Replica. It’s mostly instrumental, but does not lack any substance, and the sounds it contains are both timeless and reflective of the late 1960s. Read more …

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Poppy’s I Disagree

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Poppy, the mildly unsettling YouTube sensation-turned-bestselling pop singer, released her newest album on January 10th. It’s called I Disagree, and it’s an apt title — much of this record is a violent, abrasive eschewing of both Poppy’s previous work and the rules that govern music in general, much like the hyperpop sensibilities of breakthrough act 100 Gecs or veterans of the deconstruction genre like Grimes, Read more …

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Rush’s Moving Pictures
(A Farewell to Neil Peart)

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Neil Peart, the drummer and primary lyricist for the Canadian progressive rock band Rush, passed away on January 7th. He left behind an impressive legacy and has earned his place as one of rock music’s finest; his percussive and poetic prowess were central to Rush’s massive international success Read more …

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Daniel Lopatin’s Uncut Gems

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The Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems may have been a garish film that walked a dangerous line between parodying and celebrating degeneracy, however, the original score it boasts is anything but kitschy and unsettling. Composed by the highly talented Daniel Lopatin, better known professionally by his moniker Oneohtrix Point Never, Read more …

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Definitely no logic:
Björk’s Debut

Björk

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Björk’s music is full of range and dimension. This is true both in the sense of her voice, which sweeps across octaves with equal helpings of elegance and coarseness, but also in her varied inflection and choice of songwriting material. One could plot her music on a chart with two poles that span innocence and seductiveness, alongside harmony and discordance, and find that she dances around in all four quadrants Read more …

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The Arrest that Wasn’t

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No doubt, you’ve heard of Dr. Greg Johnson’s recent arrest and deportation from Norway that occurred prior to his scheduled speech at this year’s Scandza Forum in Oslo. Read more …

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Kanye West’s Jesus is King:
A Review

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Joy to the world, the album has come!

Much anticipation, anger, and fanaticism surrounded the missed release date of Kanye West’s new album, Jesus is King, which was released several hours behind schedule on Friday, October 25. Clocking in at a mere 27 minutes long, West has managed to produce some of the least stylistically interesting music of his entire career with a heaping dose of hamfisted blathering about God on top. Read more …

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I Miss the Old Kanye

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Kanye West broke his ten-month silence on Twitter with a square photo of an indigo record, captioned “‘JESUS IS KING’ OCT 25TH” in an apparent announcement of his long-anticipated studio album. West has made multiple claims about an album release in the past, but none of them have come to fruition, leading many to speculate that this record will not materialize as well.

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Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

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Every year is getting shorter; we never seem to find the time.

The world-famous British psychedelic outfit Pink Floyd released the seminal work The Dark Side of the Moon on March 1, 1973, inspiring endless musicians around the world and ultimately leading to the rise of loose women wearing T-shirts with a prism on it during their nights out on the town. Read more …

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Rammstein Needs to Retire

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More on Rammstein at Counter-Currents here.

Du hast mich gefragt, und ich antwortete: Rammstein needs to retire.

Coming on the heels of a long hiatus, Rammstein’s new self-titled (or untitled, depending on who you ask) album is more a testament to how tired Rammstein’s shtick has become than an invigorating piece of heady, wild metal. Read more …

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Thrash & Dash:
Cherubs’ Immaculada High

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These cherubs dote on death.

Austin, Texas-based noise rock prodigies Cherubs released their second post-reunion album, Immaculada High, on July 26. This release comes on the heels of 2015’s 2 YNFYNYTY, their first release after a lengthy hiatus spurred by a spat between drummer Brent Prager and guitarist/vocalist Kevin Whitley. Read more …

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In the Court of the Crimson King

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Nearly two decades into the twenty-first century, it’s safe to say we’ve all grown a little schizoid.

Released in October of 1969, English progressive rock outfit King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King was – and is – a debut that permanently altered the face of pop music. Read more …

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Morrissey’s California Son

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Oh, Morrissey. So much to answer for.

The former Smiths ringleader and self-described “humansexual” released his twelfth solo studio album in May, a collection of covered songs from the 1960s and ‘70s backed by such names as Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Broken Social Scene’s Ariel Engle. Read more …

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