Category: REVIEWS

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Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins “Drum + Fife” Single BMG Records This is the third single to be released from Billy’s forthcoming Smashing Pumpkin record. A couple weeks ago I reviewed “One And All” and maybe...

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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris “Motion” Columbia I’m not too big on DJs so I figured I’d just listen to one song from this album and review that. I just didn’t wanna bite off more than I...

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Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins “One And All” single BMG “One And All” is the second single that’s been released from the upcoming “Monuments to an Elegy” album from The Smashing Pumpkin. I left the S off...

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Dirt Dress

Dirt Dress Revelations EP Future Gods / Lollipop Records Well, from the sounds of this new EP the LA post-punker’s known as Dirt Dress have done grown up! Gone is the band that was...

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The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips “With a Little Help From My Fwends” Warner Bros. I can’t stand The Flaming Lips. I think they’re boring, abuse gimmicks, are massive dorks, their music has zero balls, zero angst...

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Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore “The Best Day” Matador Growing up a white teenager who was into underground music in the 90s, it really felt like you were supposed to like Sonic Youth. If you were into...

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Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan Band “Pantom Radio” Vagrant Records Weird, Vagrant Records put this out? Since when have they attempted to put out good records? I applaud their efforts. Lemme start this off by saying that...

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Shellac

Shellac “Dude Incredible” Touch And Go Where has the bloody time gone? Has it really been seven years since that last Shellac record? And has it really been fourteen years since their career highlight...

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Earth

Earth Primitive And Deadly Southern Lord Earth has been standing on the periphery of metal for as long as I can remember. Sure, their early works could be argued into the doom metal genre,...

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YOB

YOB Clearing The Path To Ascend Neurot Recordings When the metal world focuses their adoration on a band, telling them you’re not crazy about it is much like telling your fiancée you hate his/her...

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J Mascis

J Mascis Tied To A Star Sub Pop Dinosaur JR used to be an ear-bleeding experiment in pop songs played through fuzzed out guitars, with the amps turned to such a level that their...

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Pallbearer

Pallbearer Foundations Of Burden Profound Lore Records The underground metal elite have been enthralled with Pallbearer since their 2010 three-song demo, but most of the world got punched in the face with their 2012...

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Melvins

Melvins Hold It In Ipecac Records You have to hand it to the Melvins; they just don’t give a fuck. Bands tend to start out experimental, and then move into their signature sound. From...

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Cerebral Ballzy

Cerebral Ballzy “Jaded And Faded” Cult Records The Sophomore Record is the true test of a band’s merit. To either show they weren’t fucking around or they should be booted from your playlist, the...

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin “I”, “II” & “III” Remastered Atlantic/Swan Song Hearing these new remastered versions (mainly “II” & “III”) with bonus tracks was all it took to remind me how much I love Led Zeppelin....

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Swans

Swans “To Be Kind” Young God Records Finally! Something with some fuckin’ substance around here for once! I gotta say, Michael Gira you sure make getting older look alright. You gotta give it up...

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Pixies

The Pixies “Indie Cindy” Pixiesmusic The Pixies always sounded like the 90s to me, even though their two best records were made in the 80s… eh, go figure! Even now, on this return album...

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The Horrors

  The Horrors “Luminous” XL Recordings   I’m going to go ahead and call this one further proof of the notion that there’s a certain level of wealth/success at which the people around you just...