Articles tagged alternative

October Sky - ‘Rise’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Brute force, progressive rock experimentation, and slick production highlight the latest EP by the Canadian duo.

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5 Oct 2015 // 10:00 AM

PLAYLIST: The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s

We spent last week counting down the 100 best alternative singles of the '80s and now we present the 98-song Spotify playlist.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s: Part 5: 20 - 1

Songs of anxiety, paranoia, freak-outs, chilling verses, feverish desire, harrowing lyrics -- they all make for damn good music.

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IAMX - ‘Metanoia’ (album stream) (premiere)

The sixth album by the former Sneaker Pimp bridges multiple genres to create a vibrant, energetic, glammy musical hybrid.

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John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

John Grant unleashes a confrontational, unapologetic sensuality that is celebratory, but also tempered by melancholy.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s: Part 4: 40 - 21

Stories sung with grace and compassion. We can only hope our stories will be told so well, sometime.

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Collective Soul: See What You Started By Continuing

Collective Soul sound refreshed and reinvigorated with a set that stays true to who they are.

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Jean-Paul Sartre Experience: I Like Rain: The Story of the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience

Compiling everything they recorded, I Like Rain makes a case for the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience’s influence and continued relevance.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s: Part 2: 80 - 61

Just imagine songs this extreme making the American Top 40, let alone the Top 10… unthinkable.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s: Part 1: 100 - 81

Beginning today and continuing all week, we present one critic's best punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, underground, modern rock, goth, industrial, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock of the '80s.

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21 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

New Order: Music Complete

Even a pale echo of New Order’s past glories is far better than anything many bands can offer.

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Collective Soul - “Contagious” (audio) (premiere)

The Georgia veterans keep it simple on their latest track, and come through with a gem.

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Stereophonics: Keep the Village Alive

Another great showing from this ever-reliable outfit and its main songwriter, the unflappable Kelly Jones.

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Poi Dog Pondering - ‘Everybody’s Got a Star’ (album stream) (premiere)

The electric veteran band return with their eighth studio album.

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Motion City Sountrack: Panic Stations

Cut in two weeks, Motion City Soundtrack get raw while taking essential leaps forward.

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The Fratellis - “Desperate Guy” (video) (premiere)

Just like the song, the Scottish band keep things beautifully simple on their new video.

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Boss Battle - “Ride” (audio) (premiere)

The Austin band cranks out some boisterous and catchy industrial rock on their new track.

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Lexi Scherr - “Not the Kind” (audio) (premiere)

If you're going to take inspiration from a contemporary singer-songwriter, you can't do much better than Natasha Khan.

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25 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

Ryn Weaver: The Fool

An electrifying, although imperfect, debut that rightfully sets the anti-pop princess on the map.

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