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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Various: PC Music Volume 2 review – the smartest gang in British pop

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Related: PC Music: the future of pop or 'contemptuous parody'?

PC Music first presented its ridiculously saccharine and relentlessly weird dance-pop to the world three years ago, and were greeted with a mixture of fervour, revulsion and skepticism: was it a deliberately crap parody or digital music taken to bracing new extremes? It never quite disrupted the mainstream, but has made inroads into proper pop through collaborations with artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen and Charli XCX. Now, with the hype muted, this second compilation provides an opportunity to appreciate the music on its own terms – and it feels more beautiful and progressive than ever before.

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by Rachel Aroesti via Electronic music | The Guardian