Chloe Papas is a racist and a hypocrite

July 31, 2012 39 comments

The great thing about the internet is that it gives us the chance to elevate people to the point of heroes before we’ve had a chance to look into who they are. It’s the classic local news story of the guy who’s given the freedom of the city for rescuing orphans from a fire, and then has it retracted the week after when someone realises he did 15 years in prison for child sex offences. And so it is with Chloe Papas.


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Why Kate Nash is terrible and Kitty Pryde probably isn’t

July 16, 2012 2 comments

Of all the creepy skeezballs in music journalism, Everett True has to rank… somewhere in the middle. I mean, he doesn’t write for Complex so he can’t be in the top 10 percentile. Read more…

Your official Italy vs Ireland Euro 2012 playlist

June 18, 2012 1 comment

The game starts in a few minutes and Italy are going to get knocked out. This is what to listen to while it happens: Read more…

What obscure early 90s rap act Dead at Birth went on to do

May 10, 2012 2 comments

As long-term readers of the site will know, if there was ever an ILB Hall of Fame, J-Zone would be an inaugural round inductee along with Townes van Zandt, Les Kellett and April Flores. Read more…

Glen Campbell’s “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife” troubles me

So yeah, Ad-Rock or MCA or Beck (I forget which one) died last week. We didn’t write about it. Read more…

ZZ Top have covered DJ DMD/Fat Pat/Lil Keke

New Writer Monday on

March 26, 2012 4 comments

Part of our ongoing mission to bring you the best new writers out on the internet, writing on a range of topics that they feel passionate about. Today, “Julianne”, who posted this comment on one of your favourite ILB classics from back in the day: Read more…

An autistic brony has very strong opinions about Happy Meal toys

March 13, 2012 1 comment

Dear content farmers of the internet: maybe you’re on the look out for something that has high traffic potential, but also allows you to build your brand by cyberbullying a marginalised aspect of society? If so, I’ve got just the thing for you. Here is 12 minutes of one man unboxing various My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Happy Meal toys before enacting a little play scene with them. It took me a good 15 minutes to summon up the strength to carry on watching this after he storms to the front desk and demands he gets four different toys, but I feel like struggling on through has made me a stronger person and perhaps given me a greater insight into the worst minds of our generation.

Bands Meadow Soprano has posters of on her bedroom wall when buying speed off Christopher in series one

February 29, 2012 1 comment

Lisa Loeb

The image on this poster is the same one that features on the back cover to Loeb’s 1997 album Firecracker, which saw her move away from the girlish Lilith pop of her debut release and towards a more AOR sound. It received an 8.8 from Pitchfork Media, with the reviewer, Lang Whitaker, positively commenting on how the album’s lead single, “I Do”, has a video in which Loeb is “squirming around on pink shag carpeting, not wearing any pants”. The review, for some reason, has since been removed from the Pitchfork website.


This is the cover to Nadanuf’s only album, 1997’s Worldwide. They were a blink-and-you’ll-miss-them female pop rap duo consisting of Sweet Diggety and Phor-One-One. Their soul moment of fame came with a cover of Kurtis Blow’s “The Breaks”, which Kurtis himself featured on. It made #115 on Billboard’s “Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart”. Both artists are now out of the music industry, although according to one blog post one half of the group wrote a book called God Is In The Bathroom, which sadly doesn’t appear to have made it to Amazon.

Girls Against Boys

A promotional photo of the Washington DC post-hardcore act who functioned as a cornerstone of Touch and Go records for much of the late 90s. The band recorded the soundtrack to the “There’s worse ways to spend 90 minutes” early 2000s movie Series 9: The Contenders, and also toured with Gina Gershon’s punk rock band in 2002. Frontman Eli Janney later went on to produce James Blunt.


As with Nadanuf, an Ohio-based act, although Gaunt were a pop punk band forming a loose scene with acts such as New Bomb Turks and some other guys who have less than 200 plays in Gaunt’s debut album was produced by Steve Albini, and after their brief moment of fame various members of the group have gone on to play drums in briefly voguish alt act The Sun, open a coffee shop, or die in a car accident.

A black boyband of some description

I honestly can’t tell who that is at the top left of the photo. It’s not 3T or Ultimate Kaos (there’s four guys there). Part of me thinks it’s Men of Vizion but surely those guys in the photo are far too young? 112? Regardless of whoever it is, all you can really say is that each poster in this room is a testament to how willing Meadow Soprano was to experiment with musical boundaries, skipping from post-hardcore to L’Trimm-esque pop rap without a pause for breath. A true inspiration for us all, and if only Christopher had bothered to seek her advice when he was trying to find the “next Matchbox 20” early in series two, maybe a lot of trouble could have been saved.

Alternatively, lol at set designers who just grab the first five band posters they can find in the freebies bin at the local record store.

Whitney Houston is dead

February 12, 2012 3 comments