Articles tagged alternative rock

The Jayhawks: Paging Mr. Proust

Classic elements of the Jayhawks sound mingle with adventurous influences from their contemporaries on the band’s engaging ninth release.

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22 Apr 2016 // 10:20 AM

Bob Mould - “Hold On” (Singles Going Steady)

The fact that Bob Mould is constantly writing and staying true to his vision while sounding current and relevant is highly commendable... and rare.

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PJ Harvey: The Hope Six Demolition Project

Harvey's ninth album buzzes with energy, but her stories, for the first time, often make her sound like a tourist unable to scratch the surface of the places she documents.

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20 Apr 2016 // 2:04 AM

Lush: Blind Spot

The four songs here announce Lush's return, but they're just a tease.

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Weezer: Weezer (The White Album)

Weezer's long-awaited return to form continues with a loose concept album about California, complete with the requisite Beach Boys influences.

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Death Cab for Cutie - “Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)” (Singles Going Steady)

Complete with the requisite soaring chorus and unobtrusive guitar lines, this is a comfortable, paint-by-numbers Ben Gibbard song.

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Miracle Legion: Portrait of a Damaged Family

Miracle Legion returns after a 20-year hiatus and reissues their barely-noticed final album. It's an album that richly deserves to be heard.

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Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait, exposing the primal factors and forces—addiction, abuse, fear—that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive groups of all time.

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14 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

Ben Watt: Fever Dream

Ben Watt’s Fever Dream resembles those dark Impressionist paintings where everything bleeds together in the rain.

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Pete Yorn: Irving Plaza New York (Photos)

Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn kicked off his tour in support of his new album ArrangingTime in New York City.

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13 Apr 2016 // 3:26 PM

MS MR - “Wrong Victory” (Singles Going Steady)

Lizzy Plapinger's voice remains a wonder: nimble, principled, and ragged with the scars of past failures and mistakes.

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13 Apr 2016 // 9:00 AM

JPNSGRLS - “Bully For You” (audio) (premiere)

Canadian garage poppers JPNSGRLS are back with their first new song since their debut album, Circulation, back in 2014.

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12 Apr 2016 // 2:00 AM

The Dandy Warhols - “You Are Killing Me” (Singles Going Steady)

"You Are Killing Me" is a straightforward, chomp-rock ballad that glides forward with a spry Magnetic Fields-esque melody.

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The Dandy Warhols: Distortland

Growing up doesn't have to mean growing apart: the Dandies come the closest they ever have to making a hometown album.

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7 Apr 2016 // 12:29 PM

Dilly Dally - “Snakehead” (Singles Going Steady)

Dilly Dally does a great job at capturing the passion and energy of grunge and punk on "Snakehead".

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Wrestling With the Replacements’ Legacy in ‘Trouble Boys’

Based on Mehr's plethora of interviews, it seems that most of what seemed grist for the rumor mill about the Replacements was, if anything, understated.

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They Might Be Giants: Phone Power

They Might Be Giants' third album of the past year contains some real gems. It also has a lot of material that doesn't quite make the grade, making it feel like a leftovers record.

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1 Apr 2016 // 10:10 AM

Weezer - “California Kids” (Singles Going Steady)

The nerdiest band in pop/rock history might be trying to recreate their image with "California Kids".

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Willie Nile: World War Willie

Willie Nile is part of dying breed of rockers and demonstrates once more how much we and rock 'n' roll need him around.

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The Cure: Ranking the Albums From 13 to 1

With their first tour in years, now is the perfect time to review the sterling catalog of one of the most substantive and influential bands of the last 40 years.

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