Articles tagged alternative rock

3 Feb 2016 // 2:05 AM

MONEY: Suicide Songs

A Manchester band who create some beautiful music. But the singing is not on the money.

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Nothing But Thieves: Nothing But Thieves

Ever wondered what Adele would sound like fronting a middling rock band? Nothing But Thieves has the answer!

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PJ Harvey and the Inherent Ambiguities of Music Video as a Genre

One of Abigail Gardner's PJ Harvey and Music Video Performance main strengths is its impressive command of the scholarly literature.

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27 Jan 2016 // 2:30 AM

Suede: Night Thoughts

Night Thoughts has all the elements that make Suede one of the most important bands of the last 25 years.

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Tori Amos’ ‘Boys for Pele’: 20 Years of Fire

It’s been 20 years since Tori Amos slammed down the gauntlet and set her piano afire, willing and possibly eager to sacrifice anyone who spurned her to writhe in Pele’s eternal flames.

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Luke Haines: British Nuclear Bunkers

British Nuclear Bunkers is as stubborn, singular and compelling as its creator.

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The Bluetones: Return to the Last Chance Saloon

This thorough two-disc reissue captures the underappreciated London band’s search for identity in the Britpop fallout.

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Hurricane #1: Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

Alex Lowe's resurrected version of Hurricane #1 has recorded an album that you just can't help but admire.

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Ex Libras - “Leap of Faith” (video) (premiere)

The London band make a strong first impression on their new video.

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Kapitol - “All We Need” (audio) (premiere)

The Chilean band show huge crossover potential on their new single.

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Fall Out Boy: Make America Psycho Again

Fall Out Boy have comfortably nestled themselves on pop thrones, but that does not stop them from hashing out an average remix album.

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Guy Garvey: Courting the Squall

There's not a lot of squall in Elbow frontman Guy Garvey's solo debut, but there are more than enough promising moments to justify this eclectic venture.

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Skyler Cocco - “Some Nerve” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter blends classic grunge sounds with a strong pop sensibility on her new single.

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Oceans Over Airplanes - “A-Game” (audio) (premiere)

The Indiana band return with an infectious new alt-rock track.

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3 Nov 2015 // 1:20 AM

Gazpacho: Molok

Molok is another masterful excursion into the magnificent splendors and sorrows that make Gazpacho such a one-of-a-kind act.

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Coheed and Cambria - “The Audience” (behind the scenes video) (premiere)

The progressive rock favorites offer an inside glimpse at one of the most compelling tracks from their upcoming album.

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Craig Finn: Faith in the Future

Craig Finn’s second solo album Faith in the Future perseveres in hard times, thanks to Finn’s dark humor.

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25 Aug 2015 // 1:15 AM

Elbow: Lost Worker Bee EP

Lost Worker Bee can't help but feel like something of a stopgap, but it shows flashes of Elbow's brilliance.

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Nate Ruess: Grand Romantic

Nate Ruess anchors his first solo album by doing what he’s always done best: blowing the roof off the place with astronomically rangy, patently catchy hooks.

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IAMDYNAMITE - “Liz” (audio) (premiere)

Soul, dance, and tight-sounding new wave mix nicely on the Michigan duo's new track.

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