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The 50 Best Albums of 2012

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    3 Dec 2012
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2012 was the year when Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti sprinkled the final bit of dirt on the Throbbing Gristle tumulus, releasing the valedictory Desertshore/The Final Report double album. Curiously enough, however, it wasn’t that painstakingly curated farewell piece that lingered in the memory – indeed, Chris & Cosey’s real triumph was a haphazard, semi-improvised concert recording. Transverse documents the pair’s “gut-wrenching” live session with Factory Floor’s Nik Colk Void at London’s The Roundhouse in May 2011. Propulsive, muscular and unpredictable, it’s a heartening reminder that industrial’s first couple can still shock’n'awe with the best of them.


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