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Theophilus P London update

May 31, 2010 1 comment

We’re nearly a month on from the original ILB/Theo LDN contretemps. We’ve laid our position out there. We even fired a few shots over Twitter, as apparently real motherfukkin’ g’s do in 2K10. And how as Theo responded? By hanging out with Jack Penate. It’s shit like this that makes me wonder why I ever bothered with rap music in the first place, if I’d have known the culture was going to culminate with its participants knocking back Hoegaarden with the less-manly version of Kate Nash (also the first artist to come out in favour of David Cameron in an NME article, Carmody fans). Read more…

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Beef: it’s what would be for dinner if you didn’t need to stay trim to fit into those size 26 Uniqlo jeans

I try to be polite. I try to be nice. I try to be positive. I try and write about music I care about. This year, I’ve tried to tell you about how awesome the albums by The Indelicates, Los Campesinos! and Army of the Pharaohs are. I’ve tried to go over classic joints and rhapsodise over “The Night” by Frankie Valli, “Shame On You” by Spade Cooley and “Dove” by Moony. But like my man Silvio Dante doing Michael Corleone, just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in. I, this blog, and you the fine readers of it…. have been dissed on mixtape. I know, right? Read more…

In review: Theophilus London – This Charming Mixtape

January 28, 2009 31 comments

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This Charming Mixtape. This… Charming… Mixtape. How… how is that even a thing? Why is it a thing for that matter, why has this been allowed to happen? Obama’s only been in charge a week and already the world’s falling apart. And why is it called “This Charming Mixtape”, but he’s recreating the album cover of “This Year’s Model”? Was “This Year’s Mixtape” really too far a pun to stretch to? Couldn’t his art director find the right Photoshop filter for a faux-Smiths album cover? “This Charming Mixtape” sounds like an MP3 “mash-up” compilation circa 2002, y’know, Freelance Hellraiser blends together the exciting and challenging sounds of can’t-miss future superstars Ms Jade and The Von Bondies. Read more…