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This is a music blog. Words propelled by records – vinyl, obviously – and the sheer intoxication that the listening process provides.

Of featured bands, they’re many. Think delicious slabs of jangly guitar. Intricate electronica, stuff from the left-field and from Mrs Morrissey’s loins. Think Cornershop, King Creosote, and bands with first-hand knowledge of the shoegaze gravity well. Think Magnetic Fields, Luke Haines, and (of course), the band who gifted this blog its name. There’s a search option, top right; use and abuse.

Both email address and Twitter rubbish dwell down the page. Why not tell me how great that obscure record from 1988 is… or maybe just challenge me to a duel; that might be fun. Meanwhile, here’s what you might have missed:

Recent Posts:

Flared Jeans, Sir? The Debut Stone Roses Album, Revisited

Hungry For Hobnobs: ‘Appetite For Destruction’, Revisited

Totally Mexico: Exalting The Joys Of ‘Nathan Barley’

Bob Mould / Glasgow Oran Mor, 18 May 2013

No Pun Intended: ‘Catful Of Wallow’ Reviewed

Yearning To Be A Banshee / North Atlantic Oscillation Tour

This Heart-Shaped Box – ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’ Revisited

Mum – Can I Go And Buy That Cassette Now?

A Hand Up The Nightshirt: ‘Actually’, By Pet Shop Boys, Revisited

Notes On ‘Sound Of Silver’- LGM’s ‘Must-Have’ Album Of 2007

Wanna Be In My Gang? The Most Significant Albums Of 2007

LGM Reviews The Hit Parade

Remind Me – Why Are We Watching Another 1978 Episode Of Top Of The Pops, Again?

Nostalgia, In A Different Hue: The Most Significant Albums Of 2006

A Father Scuptor Gig. And A Mary Onettes Album

Yes! We Have Sound: The Most Significant Albums Of 2005

Iain Banks – An Appreciation

Because Misanthropy And Weller Fandom Don’t Mix

It’s The Records That Make Us Who We Are: The Most Significant Albums Of 2004

The Bill Grundy/Sex Pistols Interview. If The Pistols Were Amish

Today’s Half Forgotten Record: The Oohlas / Small Parts

Feedback! Dissonance! Adjective! The Most Significant Albums Of 2003, Part Three

Today’s Half-Forgotten Record: Win / You’ve Got The Power

Short And Sweet To The Soul: The Most Significant Albums Of 2003, Part Two

Obscure Record Of The Week: Angel Corpus Christi / Me And My Beretta

Quick And Dirty Notes On The New Suede Album

Jump-Starting Our Serotonin: The Most Significant Albums Of 2003, Part One

For What We Lack In Immediacy, We Gain In Texture: The Most Significant Albums Of 2002

My Bloody Valentine, Glasgow Barrowland, 9 March 2013

Sandie Shaw > Dusty Springfield. Discuss. 

Vivian Stanshall / Strange Tongues

Ladytron: 604 Reasons For Loving 604

From Swamp Guitar To Synth-Pop Savvy: The Most Significant Albums Of 2001, Part Two

Attracted To All Things Uncertain: The Most Significant Albums Of 2001, Part One

Twitterati Jukebox #2

Fuzzy Logic: Why LGM Is Wrong About Super Furry Animals

Twitterati Jukebox #1

People Should Be Continuing To Make Noise: The Most Significant Albums Of 2000, Part Two

Yes, We Have Jetpacks: The Most Significant Albums Of 2000, Part One

In Praise Of The Brit Awards

Presenting A Pop Star Memoir Based Almost Entirely On Early Bis Records

From Sleazy To The Stratosphere: The Most Significant Albums Of 1999

Cue Conflicting Emotions: Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile, Revisited

The New Follakzoid Album, And How Not To Review It

The Sound Of Young Scotland – The Most Significant Albums of 1998, Part Two

We Won’t Be Reviewing The MBV Album

Lit By Neon – The Most Significant Albums Of 1998, Part One

Reporting From The Front-line Of An Album’s Worth Of Covers

The Most Significant Albums Of 1997 – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, Revered

The Most Significant Albums Of 1997 – Maladjusted, Revisited

The Most Significant Albums Of 1997 – OK Computer, Revisited

The Impact Of The Vinyl Stash: The Most Significant Albums Of 1997, Part One

David Bowie: After The Norma Desmond Years

Tunes On The Edge Of Seat: The Most Significant Albums Of 1996, Part Two

Shared Voltage: The Most Significant Albums Of 1996, Part One

From Russian Post-Rock To American Standards

An Unfestive Misanthrope Plays Christmas Albums

The Best Records Of 2012: #1 – Human Don’t Be Angry

Lazer Guided Melody’s Best Albums Of 2012: #10 – #2

Solar System Shoegaze: deardarkhead

A Stereo Full Of Wasps And Wow: The Most Significant Albums Of 1995, Part Two

Gigawatts And Fuzzy Logic: The Most Significant Albums Of 1995, Part One

Thoughts In The Key Of Blur

Did The Stars Shine Down In ’95? (Dubstar)

The Ardent Fan-Boy Who Should Know Better: The Most Significant Albums Of 1994

November, Spawning A Monster / Baltic Fleet

The Urgency Of Audio – And Then The Thrill: The Most Significant Albums Of 1993, Part Two.

Snakebite And Black: The Most Significant Albums Of 1993, Part One. 

Hips, Lips, Plants, Rags: Rippled Thoughts On Dry By PJ Harvey

Turntable Tenement Highs: The Most Significant Albums Of 1992, Part Two

At The Behest Of The Record Gods: The Most Significant Albums Of 1992, Part One

What Should You Do With 200 Copies Of the Same LP, Found In A Cupboard? 

And A Swoon, Gladly: The Most Significant Albums Of 1991, Part Two

Record Racks On Fire: The Most Significant Albums Of 1991, Part One

Self Portrait With Pram Record

A House Full Of Leaves: The Most Significant Albums Of 1990

From Velouria To The Apex Of Summer: A Sideways Glance At The Legacy Of Pixies

The Deliberate Omission Of The Stone Roses: The Most Significant Albums Of 1989

Certain Songs, Never Far From The surface Of Things

Now That the Leaves Have Fallen: The Last Broadcast By Doves, Revisited 

Going Down To Alphabet Street: The Most Significant Albums Of 1988

Because Pop Music Is Not A Four Letter Word (+ The Wonder Villains)

The Very Definition Of Swoon: The Most Significant Albums Of 1987 – Part Two

Ambition And Love Wearing Boxing Gloves: The Most Significant Albums Of 1987 – Part One 

The False Friendship Of Autumnal Colour: The Most Significant Albums Of 1986

Reviewing Records In Swimming Trunks (+ShiShi)

Ultraviolet Evenings, And A Smiths Demo: The Most Significant Albums Of 1985

Modern Life Severance Package (+ Michel Polnareff)

Live From The Chestnut Tree Café: The Most Significant Albums Of 1984

A Drunk Actor’s Playlist: The Most Significant Albums Of 1983

Stramash!: The Most Significant Albums Of 1982

From Peepshow To TV Show: The Most Significant Albums Of 1981

From Moscow To Pared-Back, Retro-Futurism: The Most Significant Albums Of 1980

Years Of Atonal Whistling Stretch Out Ahead Of Me (Tim Friese-Greene)

Eno

The Weariness Of The Long Distance Listener (+ Beach House)

A Veiled Apology To A Record Store Area Manager (+ Chris T-T)

Crap Rock Star Anecdote #482

Gold Gather Rust: Carved In Sand By The Mission Revisited

Tangents: Vaudeville, The Alien Franchise, And ‘Tainted Love’

A Colour Of Spring: Talk Talk, Autism, And Me

I Am An Architect: Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible Revisited

Zombie Drummers; Run!: The New Band’s Guide To Your Forthcoming Career Trajectory

Five Distinct Uses For Your Hëavy Metal Umlaut

On The Floorboards, Hitting The Headphones (+ Fuck Buttons)

And You Thought That We Were Faking: Never Mind The Bollocks Revisited

The Exitmusic Record: Hipster Jut And The Yawn Of A Cynic, Writing

Woke Up In The Rain: The Cure’s Japanese Whispers Revisited

Beneath The Bebop Moon: Electric Warrior by T. Rex Revisited

And All Throughout The Years: Sugar’s Copper Blue Revisited

Liberace Reviews The Week’s New Releases

Words Come Crashing In: Depeche Mode’s Violator Revisited

Dreaming Of Wires: The Rise And Fall Of Our New Electro-Pop Overlords

Recent Adventures In The Chemikal Underground (+ Miaoux Miaoux, Human Don’t Be Angry)

Lost In Translation: A Boy’s Adventures In Records (+ Intastella)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #51: Spiritualized

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #50: Pulp

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #49: The Rolling Stones

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #48: TV On The Radio

Remember When Music Got The 6am Visit From The Goon Squad? (+ Bow Wow Wow)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #47: Stereolab

I Am Drunk. I Am Listening To Records

Stuff And Wonder – Vent 414 And A Slug Of Memory

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #46: Clinic

Live: Human Don’t Be Angry / King Tuts, Glasgow, June 16 2012

Meanwhile: Here’s The Trailer For The New Luke Haines Film

Gavin Bryars: The Photogenic Grace Of ‘Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet’

Confessions Of A Soundtrack Girl (+ Cinerama)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #45: Scott Walker

Soundtrack to 2012: The History Of Colour TV

From Venus To East Hastings (Godspeed You! Black Emperor)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #44: The Magnetic Fields

Envelopes: Make Things Happen! Provoke Them!

Dance To That, Fuckers: Katy Perry And The Virtues Of Pop (+ The Third Eye Foundation)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #43: My Bloody Valentine

Lazer Guided Melody’s Eurovision Live Blog

And Then I Dreamt That Avant-Garde German Bands Were Playing For The Queen

Soundtrack to 2012: Apple Rabbits

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #42: The Shortwave Set

Reinventing The Joy Division Original (June Tabor And Oysterband)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #41: Dawn Of The Replicants

Record Store Memories (+ Moonbell)

Wafting Lazily In The Mummified Grip Of An Ancient Steve Jobs Equivalent (+ Josef K)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #40: Lush

Alcohol. Travel. Records (+ Hooded Fang)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #39: Can

From Prussia With Love: Krautrock Records That Hold So Tight

What Ensues Should You Write A Music Blog Drunk (+ Battles Remix)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #38: Add N To (X)

The Nearly Record Store Day Edition: Win A Moonbell CD (+ the Pre New)

Announcing The “Great” Lazer Guided Melody Music Blog Collaboration Experiment (plus Warlocks)

Louder than Bombs: Eulogy For A Record Store (Bronze Radio Return)

FuckedUpFestiveFifty #37: The Pastels

And The Most Alluring Album Of 2011 Is: Beirut / The Rip Tide

Lazer Guided Melody’s Best Albums Of 2011 (Part Two)

Lazer Guided Melody’s Best Albums Of 2011 (Part One)

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