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Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Robert Christgau Word of the Day

er┬Ěsatz adj. Being an imitation or a substitute, usually an inferior one; artificial: ersatz coffee made mostly of chicory. (

Pink Floyd A Collection of Great Dance Songs [Columbia, 1981]
With the rerecorded "Money" sporting a livelier bottom to protect them from truth-in-titling and felonious injury charges, this gathers up their tuneful moments, which have always been far between--so far between, in fact, that even the unconverted may miss the ersatz symphonic structures in which they're properly embedded. B+ (


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