Articles tagged alternative

Matt Lande - ‘GLOW’ (album stream) (premiere)

The latest album by the Portland singer-songwriter seamlessly blends pop and alternative rock.

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Young Empires - “Uncover Your Eyes” (video) (premiere)

The Canadian band go for broke on their mainstream-friendly new single.

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Gillbanks - “Nerve” (video) (premiere)

The London artist blends two disparate sounds from the 1990s, creating a contemporary hybrid.

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Dave Gahan and Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts

The second collaboration between the cinematic production team and the Depeche Mode frontman loses the element of surprise.

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Kaylee Johnston - “Try” (audio) (premiere)

A crazily good alt-rock hook and one hell of a voice make this new track a winner.

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K’s Choice - “Perfect Scar” (video) (premiere)

The Belgian band share the new video from their first album in five years.

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City and Colour: If I Should Go Before You

City and Colour’s latest showcases the conflicting elements that, ahem, color Dallas Green’s music.

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Coheed and Cambria: The Color Before the Sun

The Color Before the Sun doesn’t come close to matching Coheed and Cambria’s greatest achievements, but it’s a worthwhile journey in its own right.

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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 // 9:00 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 // 1:30 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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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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