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20 Minute Loop – Self-Titled 0

20 Minute Loop – Self-Titled

I have mixed thoughts about this record. The band describes themselves as “freak-pop.” They sound exactly like heavy vegetable, except the singer sounds like a cross between alanis and tori amos on crack. Yes?...

The Plan – This Time Is Not The Place 0

The Plan – This Time Is Not The Place

when i saw these kids live, it was so loud i couldn’t distinguish guitar from bass from drums from vocals. it was rocking though. hard angular ‘math’ rock. you wish you were in this...

The 1985 – Obscured By Pink Clouds 0

The 1985 – Obscured By Pink Clouds

Yay…this album starts up with a little guitar feedback, then some rain drop ping effects, and then, BANG, you are hit with some crazy rock that is all too familiar…the vocals are so similar...

Rye Coalition – The Lipstick Game 0

Rye Coalition – The Lipstick Game

Rye Coalition are all about the ROCK. Not the kind of rock that you hear on the radio or see on eMpTyV, but the kind they grew up on. Don’t get me wrong, “The...

Ruby Keeler – Shiver Shiver 0

Ruby Keeler – Shiver Shiver

The greatest fisherman alive couldn’t catch this fish, for certain. Philadelphia’s Ruby Keeler tips the hat to bands like Polvo and Pavement, but manages to win you over with absolutely wonderful words sung by...

A.J. Rosales – "Earth And Shoal" 0

A.J. Rosales – "Earth And Shoal"

Do you ever fantasize about what it would be like if the Indigo Girls were actually men and sang happy songs? Do you bathe and dress yourself too? This guy can play guitar and...

Rocket 350 – Jungle Billy 0

Rocket 350 – Jungle Billy

13 songs of Rockabilly. Not that ground breaking but not too bad either. I think the production on this one saved this album for me. A lot of times I find this kinda stuff...

The Robots – The Day Of The Robots 0

The Robots – The Day Of The Robots

Scandinavian garage rock ala every other garage rock band you’ve heard. Originality isn’t the story here. This kinda revved up retro riff ride has become a formula. You’re not gonna be able to decipher...

Right Direction – Bury The Hatchet 0

Right Direction – Bury The Hatchet

Do you know the hardcore formula? Well if you do, then you know what right direction is about. They play the old school-mid eighties sound well. Fast, mosh parts, back ups, lyrics about friends,...

Rhythm Doctors – Reggae Injection 0

Rhythm Doctors – Reggae Injection

as soon as I heard this cd I thought of lazy days around a tropical pool sipping my beverage of choice. full of instrumental reggae songs the rhythm doctors and their new cd help...

The Reports – Run Into The Night 0

The Reports – Run Into The Night

Very poppy souding indie band here. Twangy guitars, cute lyrics,and catchy riffs. This wasn’t too bad but it didn’t really stand out for me either. I will give them a B for effort though.

The Rentals – Seven More Minutes 0

The Rentals – Seven More Minutes

This record was recorded overseas and written overseas as well. This record is one that has a beginning, middle, and end. It is very much like reading something. It uses a wide variety of...

Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come 0

Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come

by far one of the best records that will come out this year. brilliant song writing, awesome production. one of the few bands out there that realizes the punkest thing of all isn’t to...

Refused – The New Noise Theology E.P. 0

Refused – The New Noise Theology E.P.

the best record of last year belonged to this band. Called “the shape of punk to come”, it was just that, the future before anyone else was ready. They broke up soon after releasing...

Redefine The Rockstar Volume 2 0

Redefine The Rockstar Volume 2

regardless to the fact that this cd now sits in my trash can, broken in half, i’ll tell you a little about it. lets just beg these bands don’t redefine any rockstars. i’ll take...

The Reatards – Teenage Hate LP 0

The Reatards – Teenage Hate LP

First off I would like to say that I wish I could write songs as well as Jay Reatard. This album is one of the best albums of the year, no question about it....

The Real Diego – 7" 1

The Real Diego – 7"

The real Diego isn’t from San Diego like I assumed from their name. They are actually from Los Angeles, south bay area I believe, but please don’t quote me on that or get mad...

Rainer Maria – Atlantic 0

Rainer Maria – Atlantic

Rainer Maria has the guy/girl vocals thing going on…kind of like jejune, but jejune is better. The gal singer of RM has a pretty voice, and I do detect some talent in this epitome-of-emo/indie...

Radar Mercury – Thank You, Goodnight 0

Radar Mercury – Thank You, Goodnight

I honestly don’t know what to say about this. I could just refer you to a number of other reviews that I’ve written lately that would speak for this record just fine. But I’m...

Radar – Self-Titled 0

Radar – Self-Titled

I am so tired of hearing bands that try so hard to be so eclectic and “different.”, yet they all are doing the same damn thing. it’s boring, and it’s to the point where...

Q-Tip – Amplified 0

Q-Tip – Amplified

the demise of the tribe saddened me greatly. they changed the testosterone-fueled rap world in so many ways for the better and influenced a whole generation of future mcs to do something different. the...

The Promise Ring – Very Emergency 0

The Promise Ring – Very Emergency

the kings of the “it’s ok to be overly-romantic, sappy, and cry in public [even all at once]” scene and the heroes of the ass-kicked, the Promise Ring, are back with their “highly anticipated...

The Promise Ring – Electric Pink 0

The Promise Ring – Electric Pink

“I live on a small street with very small shoes but in a big house·I’ve got the whole world in my hands it’s a small world after all·I feel electric pink in the cheeks...

The Promise Ring – Boys & Girls 7" 0

The Promise Ring – Boys & Girls 7"

Seventeen magazine’s sweethearts are back with three new songs for all you fashionable “emo” kids. I heard that this was going to be their last release on Jadetree, but rumor is that they are...

Projector – Another Studio Compilation 0

Projector – Another Studio Compilation

This is a compilation of some of the artists that played at the YoYo-a-GoGo. Twenty-two tracks of rock to accommodate to your needs, including the KG, Mirah, Super Duo, Nova Scotia, Iqu, the Need,...

Pope Factory – Self-Titled 0

Pope Factory – Self-Titled

The only thing good about this CD is the name (personally I think it’s kind of witty), the pamphlet it comes in (shaped like a giant pack of matches), and possibly Matt Hollingshead (lead...

Pop Cannon – Dart 0

Pop Cannon – Dart

I seriously don’t know why we get certain records. I don’t even know what this is. Is it ska? Is it funk? Is it hippy rock? Or is it some sick and twisted combination...

Pocket Change – Golden 0

Pocket Change – Golden

these guys are old, from sacramento, and seem to be remnants of the whole “we heard some bands on a dirtbike video, then went to the warped tour to see them, and hey we...

Pleaseeasaur – As Seen On TV 0

Pleaseeasaur – As Seen On TV

I was one of those kids who never, ever liked weird al. Pleaseeasaur is like weird al humor mixed with a bunch of keyboards, a drum machine and a sampler. These guys don’t make...

Platypus – Ice Cycles 0

Platypus – Ice Cycles

i think this band is running on already established credibility and that is ex-dream theatre members are in it. this is their second album and at most, it is boring, old, im-really-skilled-at-playing-cheesy-solos- but-my-songs-couldn’t-rock-my-grandma rock....