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Why My Bloody Valentine's mbv Has Come Too Late To Stop The End Of The World

John Doran, Noisey, 4 February 2013

SO, WHAT THE ancient Mayans predicted has finally come to pass, and only five weeks later than expected. At the end of a 5,125 year cycle, or B'ak'tun on the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, it was said that this phase of human existence would end and a new age would be ushered in by a collision with the planet Nibiru. Which historians now realise was a metaphor for "the unexpected release of an indie rock record".

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