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Thursday, November 6 2014

Lagwagon: Hang

Nine years after the band's last full-length, Lagwagon returns with Hang, another impressively complex and yet tuneful turn from a band that has long been one of the most surprising punk acts working.


Monday, October 27 2014

Courage My Love: Skin and Bone (Remix EP)

“Skin and Bone” seems to be a good song, but it’s like these remixers were all in the same room, sharing the same ideas.


Thursday, October 16 2014

Weezer and the Problem of Fan Expectation

Weezer's new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, walks the tenuous line between redressing the band's follies and giving in to banal fan service.


Thursday, October 9 2014

Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Everything Will Be Alright in the End is not an album: it's an act of contrition that you can dance to.


Monday, February 10 2014

You Blew It!: Keep Doing What You’re Doing

With maybe the truest emo record yet to come from the recent resurgence of emo and pop-punk, You Blew It! call back to the height of the genre without getting too bogged down by tradition.


Tuesday, November 12 2013

In Defense Of ... The Aughts’ Pop Punk Boom

Sure, it's uncool to like the New Found Glorys or Brand News, but that wave of screaming, poppy, punky acts was a fun ride.


Tuesday, August 9 2011

White Wives: Happeners

Happeners is kind of like Titus Andronicus' The Monitor just without the U.S. Civil War conceit that worms its way through that album, and replaces it with the Atomic Age concerns born of the ‘50s nuclear family.


Wednesday, April 20 2011

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.


Sunday, September 26 2010

Dirty Tactics: It Is What It Is

Sometimes competent, sometimes original, rarely both at once.


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