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Jon Cronshaw

Sabotaging since 6 Jun 2012

Jon Cronshaw is a freelance writer and journalist based in Leeds. He likes to ramble about fine art, music, videogames, TV, books and professional wrestling (the fake stuff with baby oil and spandex). He occasionally writes some genuine news stuff if the pay’s right. He also has a guide dog called Watson..

My Articles

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Books

Why Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian Is The Most Overrated Novel Of The 20th Century

The narrative is essentially that of the traditional ‘hero’s journey’, only Blood Meridian has no hero. It is simply the epic journey of a dickhead…

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Books

Children’s Books Revisited As An Adult: Roald Dahl’s The Witches

A story about the kidnapping and murder of countless children is the subject of today’s review. But don’t worry; it’s not one of those trauma memoirs: it’s a kid’s book!

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Music

Why De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising is The Ultimate Hip-Hop Classic

De La Soul’s symbolism was in flowers and hippy culture rather than guns and street lore, but they made one of the most iconic hip-hop albums in history…

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Hardware

Bust-a-Groove: The Best Dance Game That Ever Was

Forget your dance mats and plastic guitars, the best ever dance game was on the Playstation and it had aliens, robots and school girls to jive with…

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Music

Can Suede’s Dog Man Star Stand The Test of Time?

With Suede’s first new album in over a decade out this week, we look back at their critically acclaimed album Dog Man Star to see if it stands the test of time…

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Johnny Marr – The Messenger: Wishing The Smiths Guitarist Had Made An Album Sooner

It’s taken Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr over two and a half decades to release his effort, The Messenger and the results are weirdly making nods from the bizarre indie music age of The Libertines and Franz Ferdinand…

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Books

Neuromancer: The Most Important Novel Of The Past 30 Years

A look at why William Gibson’s vision of a washed-up computer hacker navigating his way through a dystopian future is a vital piece of literature…

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Music

My Bloody Valentine’s MBV: Subtle Genius Returns To Alternative Music

21 years later and My Bloody Valentine are back with M B V, the type of album you can easy lose yourself in for years to come.

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Music

Popping My Opera Cherry

My only reference points for opera was an obnoxious moustachioed insurance salesman, so I decided to check out the real thing and was surprisingly blown away…

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Music

Dark Horses’ Black Music: Cold & Gloomy Tunes For The Winter

Could Dark Horses’ debut album be the perfect winter warmer as the cold months drag on?

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Music

The Trainspotting Soundtrack
Is A Timeless Classic

Danny Boyle’s cult film will always be remembered as bleakly brilliant, but also for a blinding soundtrack featuring New Order, Iggy Pop and others at their very best.

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Music

Why UB40′s “Signing Off” Is Still a Reggae Classic

The Brummie band were much maligned over the years, but their debut album is a powerful, timeless record in protest of Thatcher’s Britain…

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Music

Placebo’s New EP B3: A Misfiring Rehash Of Older Albums

Brian Molko and crew offer nothing new in their unimaginative new EP, which mainly serves to remind us of Molko’s vocal weakness and that their best days are long gone

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Music

Dinosaur Jr. – Without a Sound: Keep or Cull?

One man works through his over-stocked CD shelves. Should he keep this indie pop rarity or throw it down the garbage chute?

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Hardware

Mayhem in Monsterland: Was This The Commodore 64’s Greatest Game?

There were few Commodore 64 games that pushed the system to its limits like Mayhem in Monsterland, a game in which you control a yellow triceratops who has to rid the world of monsters to make it happy…

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