Articles tagged free energy, dfa, rock, skinny people getting trashed, dazed and confused

14 Nov 2011 // 10:00 PM

Mutemath: Odd Soul

Odd Soul is a well-executed record, but it's too indebted to its overt influences to stand alone as a solid album.

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Willie Nile: The Innocent Ones

If you find authenticity in struggle, if you hate all that is fake and manipulative, or if you just love good ol' rock 'n' roll, Willie Nile is your man.

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Jack’s Mannequin: People and Things

There are lots of people and things here. Where McMahon sells the album short is in failing to make either of those two come fully alive.

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Astronautalis Pushes Minneapolis Hip-Hop in Fresh Directions

Astronautalis's hip-hop meets electro-rock spectacle to provide the perfect soundtrack for the genre drifter in all of us.

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Wagons: Rumble, Shake and Tumble

Just ignore the first song, and you’ll find a band rooted in gritty country, rock ‘n’ roll, and infectious foot stomping.

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17 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

WATERS: Out in the Light

This isn't the banjo folk of Port O'Brien. On this project, frontman Vans Pierszalowski plugs in and sets sail with a harder-hitting sound.

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17 Oct 2011 // 9:59 PM

Jon Regen: Revolution

A rather moving pop record with guest turns from Benmont Tench and Andy Summers.

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Tape Club

Someone may still love the Russian ex-president, but not many will love this boring collection of b-sides and rare releases.

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Falling in Reverse: The Drug in Me Is You

After returning from two years of incarceration, scene bad boy Ronnie Radke is back in action in the form of his new post-hardcore outfit Falling in Reverse. One thing is clear – he’s pissed.

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11 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Trombone Shorty: For True

If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...

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Grouplove: Never Trust a Happy Song

The Los Angeles quintet settles for a mixed bag of goods on their debut album. Or perhaps a mixed bag of bads is more applicable?

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Sills & Smith: Uncertain Vista

Uncertain Vista is a bit of a mixed bag.

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28 Sep 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Gift: Explode

Explode, as an artistic statement, simply sputters and fizzles out, except when it whispers.

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The Rapture: In the Grace of Your Love

Once the Next Big Thing, the Rapture return after a five-year absence with an album that doesn't do much to reestablish their reputation.

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24 Aug 2011 // 11:22 AM

OK Go vs. the Muppets

The Muppets drifted out of coolness when they were relegated to children’s entertainment in the ‘90s. They came back with a vengeance though through

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The Summer Set: Everything’s Fine

The Summer Set seeks to find a new identity in the form of catchy pop rock.

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7 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

Sondre Lerche: Sondre Lerche

A step back from the bolder experimentation on previous records, Sondre Lerche unfortunately loses some of the excellence of Lerche's past work.

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2 Aug 2011 // 9:00 AM

20 Questions: Planningtorock

She's collaborated with the Knife, has her new album out on DFA, and has some choice words for Angela Merkel. Welcome to the wonderful, otherworldly land known as Planningtorock ...

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Joe Lally: Why Should I Get Used to It

Former Fugazi bassist releases a solo record of groove-centered cuts that deserve proper attention.

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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Smashing Pumpkins Rock for Revolution at Irvine Meadows

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"You know Corgan isn’t just going to play a greatest hits set and that’s to his credit, for a formidable catalog of deep cuts the Smashing Pumpkins have.

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