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Most Read In: May 2012
The Quietus , June 27th, 2012 08:11

We thought that for your digestion and enlightenment it might be useful to provide a list of the most read articles last month. Here's the first top 13, Baker's Dozen style

1: A Quietus Interview - Kevin Shields

"Not doing things is soul destroying." Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine pulls up a chair with Taylor Parkes and gives one of his lengthiest and most revealing interviews to date.
Read the interview here

2: John Peel's Record Collection

David Stubbs undertakes the Herculean task of reviewing the first 100 "A" records in the late great DJ's record collection.
Read it here

3: Black Sky Thinking - Jeremy Hunt

Luke Turner's account of working for the Culture Secretary and insight into exactly what our nation's rulers are like made the Telegraph, Mail On Sunday and Independent.
Read it here

4: A Quietus Interview - Soulsavers

The Depeche Mode front man Dave Gahan his partner in spiritual agnostics Soulsavers Rich Martin talk to Sam Spokony about their new album.
Read it here

5: Anniversary - Duran Duran's Rio

Rio was released thirty years ago last month. John Freeman looks back at an archetypal 80s pop album which became Duran Duran's defining moment.

Read it here

6: Baker's Dozen - Frank Black

Mic Wright takes down the details of Frank Black's favourite 13 LPs, talking to him about old poetry and skewed authenticity.
Read Frank Black's Baker's Dozen here.

7: The Enemy - Streets In The Sky reviewed

"The new Enemy album is finally here. There it sits, being shite, in the noonday sun, attracting flies."
Read Neil Kulkarni's piece here

8: Swans - Live album reviewed

Luke Turner writes about Swans vital live recording, We Rose From Your Bed With The Sun In Our Head
Read the review here

9: Baker's Dozen - Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones reflects on his favourite LPs and tells Laurie Tuffrey about his friends Elvis, Aretha and Stevie
Read Tom Jones' Baker's Dozen here

10: PiL - This Is PiL reviewed

Mick Middles on the great new record from John Lydon and co.

Read Mick's review here

11: In Extremis - Venetian Snares

Aaron Funk, the sonic terrorist best known for his work as Venetian Snares, has just released a new album under his Last Step alias, entitled Sleep. In a rare and insightful interview, he speaks to Angus Finlayson about delving into the void, sleep states and never compromising

Read the Venetian Snares interview here

12: John Peel's Record Collection

Following the noble feat of endurance of David Stubbs in covering the letter "A", Collapseboard editor Everett True sticks his cans on and reviews the "C" bit of John Peel's Record Collection

Read the "B" here

13: Baker's Dozen - Slayer's Dave Lombardo

Lombardo talks Toby Cook through his favourite albums, including Dead Can Dance, Mongo Santamaría, Sabbath and PiL

Read Dave Lombardo's Baker's Dozen here