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Nothing to do with the '45 Seconds Of:' compilation from a few years ago, '50 Minutes' comprises fifty one-minute songs, each by a different artist. Bigger indie scene "names" such as Jeremy Warmsley, Will Sartain and Daniel Johnston all feature but generally the contributors will be unknown to all but the most discerning of music researchers. As is often the case, though, that doesn't mean these are slapdash efforts by any stretch of the imagination. The breadth of styles is naturally wide and there's plenty here for fans of indie pop, lo-fi, folk and electronica in particular to get excited about. Of particular note are Chris McMath's and Mr. G And Rich's wired pop, Le Tournoi, The Coral Sea and Pandatone all produce delicious slices of dreamy melancholia whilst MC Lars' 'If I Had A Time Machine...' is a smart piece of quickfire rapping. And with proceeds from the sales going to The Medical Foundation for the Care Victims of Torture, this really is money well spent.
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01 Trademark - The Return
02 After Christmas - A Step
03 Grand Mal - Gimme A Minute
04 Sennen - Hard To Take
05 Amycanbe - My Ring
06 Jeremy Warmsley - The Boy Cried Love
07 Piney Gir - Sugar
08 The Bobby McGees - Please Don't Dump Me
09 Dons Mobile Barbers - Constant
10 Tom Hatred - The Turning Point
11 The Playwrights - The Monkey
12 Captain Black - See Me Swinging From The Gallows Tree
13 Simon Mastrantone
14 Akira - How To Live A Better Life As A Housewife
15 Chris McMath - GMT
16 Emmy The Great - Big Water
17 Ladyfuzz - Abendrot
18 El Alto - Lazy Susan's Good Health
19 Attack + Defend - Diamond Pig
20 The Half Rabbits - Does Not Compute
21 Will Sartain - Pissed On The Carpet
22 Mr. G And Rich - Life And HOw Not To Live It
23 The Death Set - Intermission (Edit)
24 MC Lars - If I Had A Time Machine, That Would Be Fresh
25 Le Tournoi - This Time Around
26 Headland - Hate Monsters Love Shirts
27 Foibles - Shoe People Unite, Shoe People Destroy
28 Jareth White - Don't Want To Go To Walthamstow
29 Unit - I Don't Mambo
30 Roland Shanks - Ashes
31 Action Plan - Man Of The House
32 The Hot Puppies - I Left My Heart
33 Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies - Oh! Magic Sleeps That Gild These Judgement Lapses
34 Pandatone - Forrest Dreams
Standout Track The Coral Sea - Your Prisons Are Home
36 Franc - Troubles
37 Rachel Lipson - Wise Old Lady
38 I Am Jack - Tessellations
39 Hands On Hands - Lasers In The Jungle
40 Plans & Apologies - Kaputchawoonga
41 Laura Groves - Bridges
42 The London Beach - 2 By Two
43 Morvern Callar - Lovers Stone
44 Transistor State - Wake Eat Work Sleep
45 A Million Billion - Plum Palm
46 Mr. Fogg - Top Of The Pile
47 Dead! Dead! Dead! - Why Risk Death When There's Only 4 Seconds Left
48 Wry - When I Go
49 Pacific Ocean Fire - Death On Yr Birthday
50 Daniel Johnston - You Made My High School

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