Articles tagged alternative rock

Public Image Ltd.: Metal Box / Album

This pair of massive reissues offers all of the Public Image Ltd. you could ever want and more.

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17 Jan 2017 // 2:30 AM

The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody

Oczy Mlody feels less like the group's 14th grand artistic statement and more like a minor footnote to a once-great band's recent output.

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Electric Six’s Dick Valentine Invites You to Dance the Night Away

Having put out a dozen albums in as many years, the members of demented disco rock outfit Electric Six show no signs of slowing down.

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11 Jan 2017 // 2:20 AM

Body/Head: No Waves

The experimental duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace return with No Waves, a live document that strives to capture the impact of their impressive debut album.

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The Hold Steady: Almost Killed Me / Separation Sunday (Deluxe Editions)

Craig Finn's spoken vocals are a barrier to entry, but the Hold Steady's first two albums literally contain the beginning of the story. These deluxe editions have enough strong extras to warrant a look.

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9 Dec 2016 // 12:00 PM

Mondo Cozmo - “Shine” (Live at Bardot) (video) (premiere)

Mondo Cozmo blends anthemic Britpop and Americana into a winning stadium-ready sound.

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7 Dec 2016 // 9:07 AM

Papa M: Highway Songs

Considering the circumstances, Papa M’s latest is an unexpectedly unburdened record.

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Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger (Deluxe Edition)

Twenty-five years on, the populace gets a renewed look at Soundgarden’s contribution to the year punk broke with a fully loaded reissue of their career-changing Badmotorfinger.

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Klimt 1918 - “It Was to Be” (audio) (premiere)

Hear new track from Italy's Klimt 1918 in advance of the group's new release Sentimentale Jugend.

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Grunge Fans Pay Homage to Temple of the Dog in San Francisco

It’s moments like these where music fans can rightfully feel genuine hope for humanity at a time when the world seems to be going mad.

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The Pack A.D.: Positive Thinking

The Pack A.D. deliver their most hard hitting, personal and overall best work to date.

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The Wedding Present: Going, Going…

More than 30 years on, David Gedge and the Wedding Present remain a vital voice in the world of noisy indie pop.

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I’ve Waited Ages: An Interview with Wire’s Colin Newman

With the influence of rock group Wire still ringing large, Colin Newman talks about the haphazard, almost casual way that his first three solo albums emerged (now finally re-released).

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2 Nov 2016 // 10:50 AM

Ani DiFranco - “Play God” (Singles Going Steady)

The beauty of the song lies in its ability to act as a unifying rallying call while still being a memorable song in its own right.

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Former Cure Man Finds Peace On the Road to Recovery

This volume is more than a day-to-day account of life inside the band: It's the story of how Lol Tolhurst came back from the brink and emerged a fuller man.

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1 Nov 2016 // 10:30 AM

Radiohead - “The Numbers” (Singles Going Steady)

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and a CR78 drum machine are back to treat fans now to a minimalist take on the song.

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31 Oct 2016 // 1:20 AM

Alabama 3: Blues

Alabama 3 show once again why they're the sheriffs of this two-bit blues-rock town.

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Eyeless in Gaza: Picture the Day (A Career Retrospective 1981-2016)

This career-spanning anthology reveals not only Eyeless in Gaza’s import to the development of synthpop but also their ongoing commitment to exploring and even breaking the boundaries of that genre in consistently rewarding ways.

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28 Oct 2016 // 1:10 AM

July Talk: Touch

Toronto quintet crafts fantastic sophomore LP fusing primeval blues, post-punk clamor, and sexual dynamism.

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Jimmy Eat World: Integrity Blues

Arizona's power-pop emo heroes are back with a diverse new album full of sonic riches and emotional maturity.

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