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The Raincoats: The Raincoats (We ThRee)

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, November 2009

THIS 1979 ROUGH TRADE album is a period piece and a sacred artefact, not least because of its subsequent endorsement by an "extremely unhappy, lonely and bored" Kurt Cobain, for whom listening to The Raincoats was "like we're together in the same old house and I have to be completely still or they will hear me spying from above..."

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