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Yellowcard: When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes

Yellowcard has returned from their hiatus with a renewed vision and some of the catchiest songs you'll hear all year.

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Modern-Indie-College-Alternative Rock for Hipsters (MICAH for Short)

Here's your introduction to MICAH rock, my admittedly cheesy acronym for music that has, at one time or another, been defined as modern, indie, college, alternative, and hipster music.

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Are You into Guilt?: Nirvana’s Great Lost Single

Prior to the single’s February 1993 release, Nirvanamania was still riding high, as evidenced by the Christmastime arrival of the rarities collection Incesticide to satiate fans eagerly awaiting a new studio album. So what did the group follow that with? A rarity!

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Pearl Jam: Vs. (Expanded Edition) / Vitalogy (Expanded Edition)

Pearl Jam's second and third albums document an era when the biggest band in the world could still sell millions of records while challenging expectations of what populist rock music was supposed to be.

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7 Mar 2011 // 7:05 AM

The Year in Music: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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No Past Resignations: The First Two Foo Fighters Albums

Foo Fighters might be at the peak of their fame now, but it was those first two albums that stand as the conclusive proof that Kurt Cobain wasn't the only brilliant songwriter to have spent time in Nirvana.

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1991: A Landmark Year for Rock Albums

Whether it was by overthrowing the old guard, engaging in self-reinvention, or by modernizing a particular approach for the new decade, change was a concept that imbued many of 1991’s seminal rock albums.

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The Trio of Oz: The Trio of Oz

Not the Wizard, but the Trio. Popular rock tunes translated into drums, piano, and bass. There's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz…

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26 Jan 2011 // 9:56 PM

Jimmy Edgar: XXX

Three ways to tell if taking your production to the 1980s is a bad idea: (1) you'll sound like a robot; (2) your compositions will become too jittery; and (3) your music will sound like a parody.

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Cheyenne Marie Mize: Before Lately

Vulnerable but never rebuffed, this Kentucky singer navigates the extremes.

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24 Jan 2011 // 9:56 PM

Christina Martin: I Can Too

Vocal excellence and musical craftsmanship combine for the front end of this powerhouse's album.

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‘Michael Jackson’s Vision’ Into the Future

The Moonwalker's short films are brought together here in a single collection. Are you still down with Michael? Are you down? Are you bad?!

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11 Nov 2010 // 6:34 AM

The Top Ten Pop Culture Podcasts

The exhilarating world of podcasting opens up new opportunities for pop culture analysis in the relatively young medium. Here is a list of ten particularly rewarding podcasts covering the worlds of film, television, music, and literature.

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Killing Joke: Absolute Dissent

If you think you've won, you've been brainwashed. If you conquer one evil, there are millions of other evils to fight.

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14 Oct 2010 // 10:00 PM

Soundgarden: Telephantasm

Brimming with potent performances and remarkable riffs, the deluxe edition of the new compilation by the reformed grunge greats stands as one of the best band retrospectives of the year.

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Counterbalance No. 3: Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’

Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger continue to take on the Greatest Albums of All Time. This time it's the number three LP, Nirvana's 'Nevermind'. Dust off your flannel shirt—it's going to be a grungy good time!

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The Spill Canvas: Formalities

Pop rockers put together the best of their two EP's from this year, throw in some other new tracks, and result in a decent full-length to keep fans appeased.

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Naked Hearts: Mass Hysteria

Wearing their '90s influences on their sleeves, Brooklyn duo Naked Hearts turn out an engaging debut with Mass Hysteria.

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Ultimate Fakebook Release Free Full-Length Album

Power-pop favorites Ultimate Fakebook release their first full-length album since their seven-year hiatus. Daydream Radio is Smiling Static is a collection of lost recordings from 200

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‘Jass’ Gives You the Feel for Early American History

Take a tour of Storyville where Jazz began and murder prevails, bringing in the likes of David Fulmer's hero who is as good at solving crime as he's crippled by his love of an irresistible whore.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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