Articles tagged alternative rock

Agent Fresco - “Wait for Me” (video) (premiere)

The Icelandic band gets personal on its latest video.

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Eleventh Dream Day: Works For Tomorrow

Works For Tomorrow is not just a nice reminder of the Chicago rockers’ early vitality, it often feels as urgent and careening as any of their previous high-water marks.

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17 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Ratatat: Magnifique

Five years after Ratatat's bloated experimental effort LP4, the Brooklyn duo have are back with the more focused and accessible Magnifique, which finds them returning to a guitar-centric approach.

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Faith No More: The Real Thing and Angel Dust (Reissues)

While not exactly half-assed, Rhino's reissues of Faith No More's best-known albums aren't quite as good as they could be. The Real Thing finally gets a much-needed remaster, at least.

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The Velvet Teen: All Is Illusory

It's good to have them back, if only for the promise of the next album.

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Barenaked Ladies: Silverball

Barenaked Ladies’ well-tailored tongue-in-cheek delivery is by a radio-friendly sound that places its emphasis on sentiment and sincerity.

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26 Jun 2015 // 2:19 AM

Motopony: Welcome You

Motopony's sophomore effort skillfully explores interesting and varying sounds, creating one of the most interesting indie albums in recent memory.

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25 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Bully: Feels Like

Alternative rock nostalgia gets a sunny facelift on Bully's debut full-length album.

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Crossley Hunter - “Burning Bright” (audio) (premiere)

Mainstream rock and subtle Americana blend well on the new track by the Canadian outfit Crossley Hunter.

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23 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool

Werewolves of London come to huff 'n' puff and generally blow your house down.

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Superheaven: Ours Is Chrome

Pennsylvania alt-rockers Superheaven want to ride the flannel-clad '90s bandwagon with satisfactory results.

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Go! Fight! Win! Ash and the Art of Creative Resurrection

Ash were a great band that worse themselves down after releasing a new song every two weeks for a year. Tim Wheeler tells us how he got his groove back.

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9 Jun 2015 // 12:19 PM

Diamond Youth: Nothing Matters

The Baltimore band’s debut album is an onslaught of sweeping but sharp-edged blitzkrieg pop.

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9 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

Muse: Drones

Drones could have been a return to form for Muse, but its heavy-handed political paranoia drowns out the music in a sea of unsubtle Orwellian buzzwords.

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Simon Spence’s Biography of the Happy Mondays Is ‘All Excess’

This is an excellent biography of the defining band of the ‘chemical generation’.

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Tracey Thorn: Songs from the Falling EP

Thorn wrote and performed the score completely by herself using musical instruments one would find in a school band room (piano, guitar, recorder, bass, percussion) to fit the ambiance of the movie.

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Manic Street Preachers: 23 April 2015 - New York (Photos)

The Manics' 1994 masterpiece, The Holy Bible, rides again.

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Everclear’s Art Alexakis Is the Man Who Broke His Own Heart

Everclear's Art Alexakis reflects on his career in music as well as his band's "best-sounding" new album.

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Translator: Sometimes People Forget

However much Translator came to represent the new vitality of the '80s, the shining embrace of the '60s and early '70s was never far behind.

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Super Furry Animals: Mwng (2015 Reissue)

While Mwng isn't the Super Furry Animals' finest hour, it is a valuable and essential addition to their discography.

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